Black Friday Sale: Micro-Packages For Everyone!

Many businesses find themselves with some extra tasks that need to be done during the holiday season, requiring another set of hands. But you don’t want to hire someone full-time, only to let them go after the holiday season is over. And you might not even need that many hours to accomplish the work – Read More

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

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

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

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

What Is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant, in its simplest definition, is an assistant that works remotely. We do not work in your office, and typically, we are an independent contractor rather than a full-time employee of your business. For some businesses, particularly those that have been around a long time, there are questions about what a virtual assistant Read More

Why Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Hiring a virtual assistant has many advantages. These advantages apply to any size business, but they can be particularly beneficial to small businesses. Here are a few of the reasons you should think about hiring a virtual assistant to help you. The cost is often much less. My hourly rate may be higher than you’d pay Read More