Tag archive for ‘outsourcing’

How To Handle The Patent Application Process

by Thursday Bram - on Jan 13th 2010 - No Comments
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Startups can have some special concerns when it comes to the process of getting a patent. Hiring a patent lawyer can get pricey, and there’s a lot of paperwork that you have to get just right so that the U.S. Patent Office doesn’t reject your application. But if you have a concept worth protecting, it’s important to...

25 Social Media Tasks & Projects To Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Jan 4th 2010 - 2 Comments
Social-Networking-Crossword Puzzle

Whether you creating a social media campaign to promote your own business or you’re helping out someone else, there are a surprising number of steps that you can outsource to both individuals — and trusty online tools. While some don’t advocate outsourcing your social media networking activities, we don’t wholly...

How To Hire An Intern

by Thursday Bram - on Sep 13th 2009 - No Comments

(Photo: lisafx / iStockphoto) The number of internship opportunities seems to be constantly rising: just in the area of social media, it seems like every company has an opportunity for a student with a good working knowledge of Facebook and other social networking sites. However, hiring an intern requires a lot more than simply putting...

25 Health Tasks & Projects You Can Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Aug 30th 2009 - No Comments
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Your health is important — but making sure that you handle everything from taking your vitamins to scheduling your doctors’ appointments can require more time than we always have. There are more than a few of your health tasks and projects — such as meal planning, stress management, researching conditions, information tracking,...

20+ Freelancing Virtual Assistants

by Samar Owais - on Jul 28th 2009 - 4 Comments
Post-Its-on-the-Laptop Screen

By now, you’re familiar with the benefits of outsourcing your tasks and projects to virtual assistants. Previously, Smartlife wrote about how to choose a VA and how to choose which tasks to delegate. Actually finding a reliable VA to handle your to-dos, however, is easier said than done. One reliable source you can turn to is a...

25 Computer Tasks & Projects You Can Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Jul 19th 2009 - 3 Comments

It’s pretty easy to spend an entire day in front of the computer, between doing your work and making sure your computer does all the things you need it to do. While it may be difficult to outsource your work, you can definitely hand many of the tasks and projects necessary to keep your system up and running — such as upgrades,...

25 Spring Cleaning Tasks & Projects You Can Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Apr 5th 2009 - 3 Comments

Spring can be the perfect time to get organized, both at home and at work. There are plenty of spring cleaning tasks and projects that can make your life easier in the long run — but most of them are pretty time consuming.  You can still get the same benefit, though, without doing all that work, if you’re ready to outsource...

25 Taxes Tasks & Projects You Can Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Mar 4th 2009 - No Comments
Calculator on Top of Tax Forms

April 15 is rapidly approaching and that means that we all need to get our taxes in order. For a lot of us, that means finding someone to help us: not only do most people dislike handing over a percentage of their income to the government, there are plenty of complexities that make an expert’s opinion invaluable. There are several...

25 Food Tasks & Projects You Can Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Dec 30th 2008 - 6 Comments
Butler Serving Food

Dinner is a big deal: from planning to shopping to cooking to cleaning up to leaning up, there’s a lot of time-consuming work involved. For some people, eliminating all that work is a matter of stopping by McDonald’s, Burger King, or Chick-fil-A on the way home. That approach can lead directly to health problems, and more....

Shoeboxed.com – Simplify Receipt Sorting

by Thursday Bram - on Dec 12th 2008 - 4 Comments

Receipts are a necessary evil: you have to have them to track expenses, calculate tax deductions, and manage your finances. Despite the fact that we need organized receipts, however, most of us resort to the shoe-box method: throw all the receipts in one box and toss it in the closet. It’s not that we don’t know that we need...