Nick Brandt

Nick is a keen internet consultant and developer who has focused on the Internet since '95 and been involved in most aspects of the Internet business in positions ranging from web designer, developer, to manager of websites, databases and online projects. He headed the web for Teletubbies.com, "We Are What We Do, Plastic Ain't My Bag and Industria Web" with Ericsson in Italy. He won the Cisco IBM E-Commerce Award 2000 and E-handels konferensen 2001 (The annual E-commerce conference - Copenhagen). He is currently the co-founder and CTO for Zenvoy.com & Citronworks.com and active in several other online projects.

5 Offbeat Yet Highly Effective Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant
Posted by Nick Brandt 1 month ago

One of the biggest questions many companies ask is: What should I outsource to a virtual assistant? The myriad of answers may surprise you.   Many companies hire virtual assistants to handle things like answering messages, scheduling appointments and updating their social media accounts. But that’s not all a VA can do!   Here’s a closer […]

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How to Hire the Right Graphic Designer
Posted by Nick Brandt 3 months ago

Of all the types of freelancers or a remote team you may need, a graphic designer might be among the trickiest to hire. The challenge is that it’s a huge umbrella term for a wide variety of freelancers with different skill sets. In other words, there’s no one size fits all graphic designer. Some focus […]

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Best Practices for Online Collaboration with Remote Workers
Posted by Nick Brandt 3 months ago

There’s little doubt that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, remote work is a trend that’s likely here to stay. It’s probably no surprise, given that a majority of workers want to continue working remotely even after the pandemic ends. But moving to remote work has its pitfalls. And in today’s global environment, where […]

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How to Hire an SEO Specialist
Posted by Nick Brandt 3 months ago

One of the more challenging marketing roles to hire for is search engine optimization (SEO). The reason for this is two-fold:  1) The rules of SEO are constantly evolving and 2) It can take several months to results from an SEO expert’s work. It’s hard to justify paying someone for performing work when there’s little […]

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Overcoming the Time Zone Challenge When Working with VAs
Posted by Nick Brandt 4 months ago

Bringing a VA into your remote team mix can sometimes mean working across time zone. That’s part of the beauty of remote work, after all. You — and your team — can work from anywhere! But this also creates a few challenges, namely in the way you communicate.   When several time zones separate you […]

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Best project management tools for 2021
Posted by Nick Brandt 4 months ago

Finding a project management tool is not like finding a needle in a haystack. Quite the opposite, actually — with hundreds to choose from, the tools are the haystack. They each work a little differently in terms of interface and functionality, but ultimately accomplish the same key goal: to make your work life easier.  Here are our top […]

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3 Ways to Cut Costs without Hampering Growth
Posted by Nick Brandt 4 months ago

There’s little question that the global economy is struggling thanks in large part to the coronavirus pandemic that’s been dragging on now for about a year. Despite a huge amount of uncertainty and fragility, the IMF projects that the global economy will grow more than five percent this year. That’s good news, right?   Yes and no. While […]

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Measuring Return on investment (ROI) When Hiring Virtual Assistants
Posted by Nick Brandt 4 months ago

Businesses hire VAs (or any type of employee, for that matter) with one main goal in mind: to get a return on their investment.   They have too much work to do and need to spread it around, so they bring in a VA to offload some of their tasks. This can be a savvy move […]

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3 Things Remote Work Companies Do Better than Anyone Else
Posted by Nick Brandt 5 months ago

Today’s business world moves exceedingly fast and is getting faster all the time. Companies constantly need to need to adapt to new circumstances and economic realities quickly and effectively, or else potentially face being put out of business by a faster-moving competitor.   Even prior to the pandemic, remote work was a growing trend, particularly among tech […]

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The Ins and Outs of Search Engine Optimization
Posted by Nick Brandt 5 months ago

Let’s face it: It’s really hard to have a successful business today without a website. Even if you do have a website, it doesn’t guarantee the right people will see it, explore it, and become a customer or client. There are a wide variety of factors that go into having a website that converts traffic to leads […]

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