The #1 key to outsourcing is figuring out the optimal kinds of tasks to delegate to virtual assistants. The best success with outsourcing comes when you hire people to do specialized tasks, that are important and recurring. And if those tasks only require part-time work then they’re ideal for outsourcing.

The two best examples are receptionist services and bookkeeping. The best receptionist service I know is Ruby Receptionist. And for bookkeeping services I recommend Kahuna Accounting.