If you've got more work than you can handle, a virtual assistant might be a better option than an intern for handling some of the burden, Omar Muhammad writes. Figure out which tasks you want the virtual assistant to handle, and then look for candidates by using your network of contacts and by checking relevant websites, he recommends. Make sure you have a contract in place, and work with your tax adviser to ensure that the virtual assistant qualifies as an independent contractor instead of an employee.

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