What Do You Hate Doing?

We all have something we hate doing when it comes to running our business. For me, it’s dealing with the finances. I do it because I know it’s necessary, but when the day comes that I can afford a bookkeeper or accountant, I’m outsourcing it in a second. What do you hate doing? Is it Read More

Why Did You Start Your Business?

Everything you do has a reason behind it. What was the reason behind starting your business? Do you even remember why you started your business? Why I Started My Business I took a gap year after high school that turned into several. After an early marriage and kids, I got into administrative assistant jobs and Read More

How Long Should You Spend Training Your New Virtual Assistant?

You’ve decided it’s time to hire a VA. You want someone who can handle some of your work to free you up to handle other things. So how long should you spend training your new virtual assistant? Figure on spending at least a month. I know, I know. I can hear you already. “A month? Read More

7 Tips For Hiring a Freelance Writer You’ve Dreamed Of

Recently, I outlined five steps to hiring a freelance writer. But there’s a difference between merely hiring a freelance writer and hiring the freelance writer of your dreams. This week, I’m going to share seven tips for hiring a freelance writer you’ve dreamed of.   Be Clear About Your Wants and Needs Freelance writers are Read More

5 Simple But Vital Steps to Hiring a Freelance Writer

There are many reasons you might hire a freelance writer. A few include product descriptions, ad copy, website copy, blog posts, business proposals and plans, and research papers. The key is finding someone who can do what you need, the way you envision it, without it taking forever. How exactly do you accomplish that? It’s Read More

5 Little Known Tasks Your VA Can Handle

For many, a virtual assistant is no different than an in-office assistant. They think of typical administrative tasks for the VA to handle, such as checking emails and managing calendars. But your VA can do much more than just basic admin work. Consider these five little known tasks that your VA can handle for you. Read More

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Freelance Writer

You’re an expert in your industry. You know everything there is to know about your product or service, and you can run circles around your competition when it comes to putting out a quality product. But selling that product almost always requires at least some written content. That’s where the decision to hire a freelance Read More

Outsource These 11 Tasks to Your VA

A virtual assistant can handle a variety of tasks, from the mundane and simple to the critical and complicated. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to know what to assign as virtual assistant tasks. Your VA is new and not yet familiar with your business, so how can you assign them work? You need time to train Read More

A Few Things to Remember When Hiring A Freelancer

When hiring a freelancer, things can sometimes get complicated. You’re hiring someone to do work for you, but we don’t actually work for you. We provide a service, as a business owner, and are our own employer. This can make it a bit confusing as to what you can and cannot do. So let’s go Read More

Why is Free Spirit Freelance Ideal for Creatives?

If you noticed the site description, then you noticed it mentioned I offer services for “creatives and businesses.” You might be curious why I worded it that way. Creatives Do Things Differently I’m a creative myself. Writing and photography are my passions. I have creative kids – one makes knives and the other wants to Read More