Category: "Hiring & Working With Contractors"

3 Project Management Tips to Organize Your Busy Week

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…

The best way to manage paying your team

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…

How NOT to work on your vacation

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…

list of peeps I personally hire + outsource my biz tasks to

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.

catch this on a service contract + skip the #facepalm

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.

3 Signs it’s Time to Let Go of a Task or Project

In this video I’ll cover:

– The 3 key things that will tell you whether or not to finally let go of a project
– How to dig deep and find out just what projects you should be working on right now
– Why simply dropping a project might not be the best choice – and what you can do instead

How to Manage Your Team When Everything Blows Up

In this video I’ll cover:

– What it really means when things get chaotic in your business.
– Why your first reaction is to get angry, and how to take a step back and avoid saying or doing something you’ll regret later.
– How to recover – and more importantly, how to put systems in place so it doesn’t happen again.

I Have a Small Budget, What Should I Outsource First?

In this video I’ll cover:

– How to figure out what you should outsource first when you have a small budget
– What the average cost is for a skilled and experienced assistant
– Where to access my super cool “what your time is worth” calculator so you can figure out what an hour of your time is actually worth
– How even outsourcing for just 5 hours a month can have a dramatic impact on your business and income