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Old 07-19-2012
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Question Outsourcing / Sub Contracting
3 of my retainer / major clients are away on hols over the next 3 weeks and although I have things I can be doing, I just thought I ask the professionals whether you would offer yourself to another Virtual Assistant for this time, I haven't outsourced / subcontracted as yet so your comments would be much appreciated.

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Sure, why not? It would be a good back up for situations like this, when your clients are away.
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Hi Rebekah,

I would absolutely get yourself out there and ask other VAs if they need support. I work with 2 other VAs for times exactly like this and it's great as it also offers more variety in the role and has increased my skill set enormously. Work with a good VA and it's great fun too - like having a team where you have some fun as well!

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And if you find the right person, you can also help them out when you're snowed under and they're quiet - win:win
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Hi Rebekah,

Also consider taking some time off for yourself...My biggest client is away for a full week and I am chillin because I know when she returns...it's gonna be on
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Very interesting topic - what to do when you want to go on holiday .... Thanks for the topic I didnt think of adding to it my business plan I will now
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When you want a holiday you either get someone else to substitute if necessary or you you can take care of business before you leave.

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I have been on both sides. I try to work ahead or contact my client ahead of time and ask their indulgence. Most are willing and understand. I am also careful in how I plan, I know when I am going to be out of the office and work around that!
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As long as you don't put yourself in a bind and jeopardize growing your business. Be open and honest about your availability.
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