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VBOs are Hiring Other VBOs

VBOs are Hiring Other VBOsWhen people think of freelancers, they often picture an independent contractor or a solopreneur striking it out on their own.It doesn’t always work like that. Freelancers are highly collaborative, and they work together to get jobs done. VBO Nation is a great example. We’re a community built for VBOs by VBOs. Everything you […]

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Five Freelancing Trends in 2019

Five Freelancing Trends in 2019I’ve been freelancing for the last four years, but I did a short stint in a traditional job last year and quickly realized everything that I’d lost.I was no longer forging my own path. I was following a routine that didn’t provide me with the things I needed to do my best […]

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VBOs are Ditching the Big City Life!

VBOs are Ditching the Big City Life!I live on the Georgia-Bama border in a small, quiet town called Fort Mitchell.We don’t have a McDonald’s. We’ve got a Native American heritage museum, great local BBQ, and farmland for days. As a VBO, my work day starts like this:  I wake up with the sun and go outside to […]

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Record Number of Millennials Voluntarily Quitting Their Jobs

Record Number of Millennials Voluntarily Quitting Their JobsThe recent job report showed a record number of job openings.  According to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Report, vacancies hit 7.14 million. While this is interesting for people looking for jobs, the report also showed some very interesting stats for Virtual Business Owners (VBOs). The quits […]

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Don’t Be A Turkey!

Male large turkey walking around

Don’t Be A Turkey!Here’s a quick story for you.From the day it is born, the turkey is taken care of and fed.  In the last month before Thanksgiving, the portions actually increase. From the turkey’s perspective, life is good. It has been well taken care of, protected, and fed religiously. If it had to judge its […]

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Five Steps to Maximize Your Earnings

Five Steps to Maximize Your EarningsSo, you’ve decided to charge an hourly rate as a VBO (Virtual Business Owner).The question is: How much should you charge? For VBOs that are early to the game, that seems to be a fairly simple question. “At my old job I made twenty bucks an hour, so that is what […]

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