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23WiseWords, post: 250751, member: 100192 wrote:
1. Have you come across the term before, or have you heard it being called anything else?
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hadn’t heard babysitter used before had heard of caretaker (yes old fashioned, in a modern world), and I know some virtual assistants would do it.

23WiseWords, post: 250751, member: 100192 wrote:
2. Is it a service you would use to allow you to have a break from your business, rather than working remotely
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Most likely not, but due to my answer to question 4 (stock)

23WiseWords, post: 250751, member: 100192 wrote:
3. Are you aware of any competitors in the market, a google search brings up nothing?!

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I have seen it mentioned on some virtual assistant sites

23WiseWords, post: 250751, member: 100192 wrote:
4. As a sole trader of an online business what problems do you foresee? i.e getting the stock to me for fulfilling orders etc
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1. As Robert mentioned trust, trust and more trust.
2. How long would it take you to get up to speed with our procedures and practices. And I am guessing I would have to pay you for the training time, plus the lost time on my part training you
3. Cost, I am guessing you will want a decent pay packet, and would most sole traders have the funds for that.
4. Your availability, will you be doing this exclusively for m business or time sharing. This could impact timeframes, etc.
5. Your point above Stock, I would think very few business’s would have the ability to get stock to you, so you would need to come the stock, which obviously is a cost issue, time, security and trust.

A very good idea, but the 2 biggies for your average sole trader would be cost and stock I am guessing.