If you’re hiring help for your business, the natural instinct is to look for low-cost services to save money. And I get it. Paying someone $15/hr. sounds a heck of a lot better than paying $30, $50, or $75 an hour. But is it? And with…
Hiring an assistant doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, there are some really great options for entrepreneurs who are just getting started, or for those who don’t anticipate the need for a lot of hours. So don’t go into it assuming that you…
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the summer holidays, winter holidays, or any time during the year that you want to take time off from your business – if you don’t do some planning and prep work ahead of time, you’ll find yourself working when you’re…
For years people have been teaching you how to “work less and earn more”, but you can’t just take it for a test drive to see if it works. To make it work, you have to “PUT A RING ON IT” and actually COMMIT to the…
As much as I love LeadPages, I really needed a theme that would allow me tons of flexibility + features for creating a sales page on WordPress. And U found the one that I love and use often for creating sales pages, opt-in pages, and download pages…
Before I hire someone, I like to talk with them on the phone and run through my list of interview questions so I can feel them out. Plus, by talking to a prospective virtual assistant (or other type of contractor), you’re going to be able to…
If you struggle when it comes to creating sexy titles for your blog posts, books, information products, etc., you should check out this handy title software tool. Watch the video for a quick look at how it works: Click Here to Check Out this Software
Documenting your business tasks/projects is KEY when you’re outsourcing (and super helpful to have for yourself too)!
Even though it may sound like a lot of work (it’s really not), you’ll be saving yourself a ton of headaches + hassles + wasted money if you do it.
Here are 3 Tips for Creating Your Own Team SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) Manual…
Would you keep outsourcing if you didn’t feel like you were in control of the time + money your team was spending on your business?
Of course not!
Arm yourself with this 1 simple thing and you’ll no longer be in the dark (and feeling out of control) about what’s going on in your business…
If you’re overwhelmed by your “to-do” list, and you find yourself procrastinating or doing things you shouldn’t be doing (like trolling around on Facebook), instead of doing the tasks at hand, you’ll enjoy these tips.
There are 3 key things that I do to make sure that I get a lot done during a busy week…
There are so many different ways to pay your team – prepaying, per project, monthly, weekly, etc., and a lot of it depends on what your contractor wants.
And after 9 years of outsourcing, I’ve done it all, so I have some great tips to share with you about how to manage team payments to save time + hassles…
Delegating your business tasks to your assistant or team doesn’t have to be time-consuming…in fact, it can be done super quick!
Watch the video for 2 key tips on how to make delegating biz tasks a breeze:
Business owners everywhere are facing down time suckers in the battle for a biz that rocks!
You win some. You lose some.
But this is one of biggest time suckers of all – and it’s also the one that business owners can’t seem to give up.
You gotta let this one go already chickee…
Whether you’ve just started your coaching business or have been doing it for a while, you’ll soon come to the realization that you can’t do everything by yourself. And you shouldn’t! For you to run a successful coaching business and grow as a coach, it’s…
No two businesses are alike, and no two people are, either, so it’s tough to say “When X happens, hire a VA.” Some people will tell you to hire one immediately even if you’re just starting your business. Others will tell you to wait until…
I remember when I first started my online business, I would get pretty frazzled just being away from the computer for a whole day. One particular weekend trip nearly sent me into a tizzy. That was a long time ago. After that first overnight trip, I…
My peeps are always asking me who I hire and outsource to, or who I recommend.
Heck, maybe you’re even one of the chickees who’ve sent in a note to my team asking for a recommendation.
Obviously, I’m the perfect the person to ask, eh? 😉
Well…now I’m making it easy for you to find a great contractor – and even get the deets about my own personal service contractors.
I’ve put together a HUGE list of service contractors (75 so far), including 14 of my own peeps – and 61 others that I’ve starred for my own personal reference. So if I need a copywriter, a designer, a tech person, whoever – THIS is the list I refer to.
If you’re feeling stuck in your business, and your life feels messy and out of whack, all it really takes to get back into alignment is tiny action steps.
I jumped on the phone with Nicole Dean and recorded our conversation about getting stuck, and what we’ve done to get out of a rut and go on to create massive transformations by taking tiny action steps in our biz + life. And how those little steps can lead to a movement that’s changing the world.
Listen to our conversation now.
Are you frustrated with the popup plugins you’ve tried or use?
I’ve tried a lot of different plugins over the years, and they’ve all left me pretty frustrated – to the point where I stopped using one all together. Which really sucks because they freaking work for growing your list.
But oh baby…I have finally found the ONE!
In this video I’ll cover:
– The most common reasons team members make mistakes
– How to accurately assess the situation so you can move forward
– How to empower your team members so they can be successful in all tasks
Besides getting a look at my fuzzy neon-green carpet and my rockin’ boss shirt, you’ll want to hear what I have to say about the tiny, often overlooked, red flag that can show up on contracts for services.
I get it… service contracts probably give you the heebie-jeebies, but pull on your big-girl panties and watch this video if you want to avoid a painful #facepalm.
If your inbox is packed full of emails, that’s actually good news because…
In this video I’ll cover:
– What cross-training means and how it can help you avoid a crisis
– Why a backup plan is critical to avoiding a stressful situation
– How to ensure someone is ready to fill in at a moment’s notice
There’s a real lack of WordPress templates to help you create beautiful opt-in pages and sales pages for your business. So when I heard about this tool a couple of years ago, I took it for a spin and promptly fell in love with it. It saves so much time and energy because I can have a new marketing page up within minutes – there’s no messing around with any coding, and there’s tons of built-in templates.
In this video I’ll cover:
– Why systems are critical to your business success and how to start putting them to work for you
– How a project manager can help keep you sane by ensuring everything is getting done on time and according to your guidelines
– The importance of clear communication, and how to make sure all your team members know exactly what’s expected of them