Big Changes

OTE 78: BIG Changes Coming! What You Can Expect From The Owning The Edge Podcast

OTE 78: BIG Changes Coming! What You Can Expect From The Owning The Edge Podcast

Big Changes

I’ve been getting a LOT of questions about what exactly is going on with the Owning The Edge Podcast, and I’m here to answer them! 

We’ve been taking a short break because we are planning some BIG CHANGES for the format of this show moving forward. 

We’ve been building a lot of incredible things in the backend, getting even more clear on what we want to build, and we’re adjusting our podcast to fit that new model! 

Listen to this episode to learn…

  • » The new format we’re planning for the show…
  • » What our BIG FOCUS will be with growing businesses… 
  • » How we’re going to help YOU grow, too!

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » Owning the edge is about going to the next level, pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

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Managing a Remote Team

OTE 77: The Top 4 Tools You Should Be Using To Maximize Your Remote Team

OTE 77: The Top 4 Tools You Should Be Using To Maximize Your Remote Team

Managing a Remote Team

The last year has really forced a lot of people to change the way they think about how they do business, and remote teams are now the norm, rather than an outlier. For my business, though, we’ve been using remote teams for YEARS, well before Covid made them a necessity! 

In today’s podcast, I cover the top 4 tools we’re using RIGHT NOW to manage our remote team and optimize productivity and communication:

File Management and Delivery – Google Drive:

This might seem like a no-brainer, but Google Drive is the best tool we’ve found for file management and project delivery. It’s all cloud-based and easy to organize, share, and manage, so it makes the perfect tool for ensuring your team has access to all the things they need in one easy-to-access location. It’s also great, because Drive offers the ability to look back at past revisions, so you can recover lost work really easily. Drive has a whole host of dedicated document types, like word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more, so you can easily create whatever you need! 

Team Communication – Telegram: 

Telegram is our go-to communications platform because it allows for basically everything you could ever need. You can organize your team into different channels based on who needs to know the details for what project, and it allows you to communicate through leaving text messages, voice messages, video messages, or you can even directly call using a voice or video feature. Telegram also keeps a running log of everything that has been discussed for your project, so when you’re working with people internationally in different time zones, they can easily look back and get everything they need from your channel. 

Project Management – Trello:

Trello is a phenomenal tool that makes managing the different tasks in a project easy to use in a great, visual way. You can sort your projects into different columns depending on the step of the project and who is going to handle certain aspects of the task. If you upgrade Trello to the business model, you can also add upgrades to include notifications, integrations, and other amazing features that make it a powerhouse tool for project management. 

Training and Education – Loom:

Finally, when it comes to training and educating our team on tasks and projects, Loom is the tool to use. Loom is a screen capture program, similar to Snagit and Camtasia, that we use to record our processes for training and SOP creation. The huge difference with Loom is that it’s cloud-based. Instead of needing to store and send the file after you’ve recorded the video, you simply send the Zoom link to whoever needs the training. It makes it super easy, seamless, and quick. Once we’ve gotten our Loom videos, we also have our team members use those videos to create SOPs for our projects, pulling screenshots directly from the videos themselves! 

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » Don’t judge your employees by their hours. Judge them by their outcomes.

Links:

» loom.com

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the cost of not hiring for your business

OTE 76: How Not Hiring now Is Costing You A Fortune And How To Do It RIGHT In 2021

OTE 76: How Not Hiring now Is Costing You A Fortune And How To Do It RIGHT In 2021

the cost of not hiring for your business

A lot of entrepreneurs just SHUT DOWN the minute they hear the word “hiring.” They think it’s too hard, too complicated, and too expensive…

But what if I told you that the single MOST EXPENSIVE thing about hiring is… NOT doing it?

It’s true! Not hiring could be costing you a FORTUNE…

And in episode 76, we’re going to look at WHY.

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • » The REAL cost for hiring a full-time employee…
  • » Ensuring that hiring can pay for itself…
  • » How the world of hiring is CHANGING… 
  • » And our foolproof system to do this REPEATEDLY!

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » Don’t be one of the entrepreneurs just piling more and more crap on your back, learn how to task things out to other people and get it done effectively.

Links:

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hiring myths that are wrong

OTE 75: 5 Myths About Hiring That Are Stealing From Your Business And The Life You Really Want

OTE 75: 5 Myths About Hiring That Are Stealing From Your Business And The Life You Really Want

hiring myths that are wrong

When it comes to building a team, there are a LOT of things standing in our way… or are they?

It turns out, SO much of what we think is STOPPING us from hiring is simply NOT TRUE.

So I went ahead and put together a speed run of the top 5 hiring myths my team and I have spent the last 8 years PROVING are absolutely wrong…

(And, honestly, might be costing you a FORTUNE…)

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • » The REAL cost of hiring…
  • » How many hours you NEED to outsource…
  • » All about “cloning” yourself…
  • » What kind of skills you need…

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » It’s not about resources. It’s about resourcefulness. 

Links:

» owningtheedge.com/fb

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Outsourcing Business Growth

OTE 74: Why The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Outsourcing To Maximize Business Growth

OTE 74: Why The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Outsourcing To Maximize Business Growth

Outsourcing Business Growth

A lot of entrepreneurs, especially early-stage entrepreneurs who are at a point in their business where they NEED to grow, they WANT a team, but they figure they can’t afford it. 

But growing a team isn’t just affordable – it’s absolutely essential. 

The fact is, the only way to avoid hitting a plateau and getting to a point in your business where you just can’t push into that next level, you have to start focusing more of your time and energy on the things only YOU can do to grow and to do that, you need someone who can take all that other stuff off your plate. 

In this episode, I’m going to show you why outsourcing is MUST for successful entrepreneurs who want to truly grow!

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • » The WRONG WAY to use a VA…
  • » The secret to opening up your time…
  • » What tasks are getting in your way…
  • » What you can really get for just $150 a month…

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » Learning how to hire a VA is an absolutely crucial skill for entrepreneurs.

Links:

» owningtheedge.com/fb

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time and money saving hiring tactic

OTE 73: How Switching To THIS Payment Model Saved Us Money And Time While Getting Us Top-Tier Work From Our VAs

OTE 73: How Switching To THIS Payment Model Saved Us Money And Time While Getting Us Top-Tier Work From Our VAs

time and money saving hiring tactic

If I’m going to the process of hiring someone. I want somebody that’s going to be a really great member of my team. 

But that takes A LOT of time to figure out. 

You have to ask yourself so many questions in order to really nail down exactly what it is you want.

I’m going to share with you an amazing hiring tactic that took me years to learn. 

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • » The #1 secret to growing your business…
  • » What tasks you should be passing off…
  • » An amazing new program…

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • Hustle alone won’t help you make it, you have to hustle in the right places.

Links:

» owningtheedge.com/fb

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#1 Hiring Method

OTE 72: How Much Should You Be Paying For A VA In 2021?

OTE 72: How Much Should You Be Paying For A VA In 2021?

#1 Hiring Method

Many entrepreneurs will not even start the hiring process because they imagine some high cost and think they will have to make more money to afford it.

What if I told you that you don’t need to wait?

You have the potential to hire, even if you feel like you’re barely getting by right now.

I’m going to teach you my #1 hiring method that pays for itself—no more waiting—no more telling yourself “someday.” 

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • » The three types of work…
  • » How to figure out pricing…
  • » How to make more time for the tasks you actually want to do…
  • » The #1 way to keep your freelancers happy…
  • » The trial and error that got us to where we are now…

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » We don’t give bonuses every pay period, but when we want to say “thank you” for something a VA did a really good job on, we leave a little room for growth and tell them exactly what it was and how well they did.

Links:

» owningtheedge.com/fb

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What is a VA and how one can help grow your business

OTE 71: What Is A Virtual Assistant And Why Entrepreneurs Are Using VAs To Grow Their Businesses

OTE 71: What Is A Virtual Assistant And Why Entrepreneurs Are Using VAs To Grow Their Businesses

What is a VA and how one can help grow your business

There is a rare moment right now that has opened up the option to be remote.

We, as entrepreneurs, can change this game. We have such a dynamic and unique way of working.

We can grow our business by maximizing remote work.

In this episode of Owning the Edge Podcast, we will be talking about what a VA is and how having one can help you grow your business.

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • » What a VA is…
  • » What can a VA do for you…
  • » How to hire correctly…
  • » How to master remote employment…
  • » How to get time back…
  • » The tasks you don’t have to be doing…

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » Entrepreneurs are the difference. We are the key to connecting people to their innate desire, their secret desire to take on something that matters, something that allows them to feel like they’re giving back to other people or the world or something bigger than themselves. 

Links:

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how to determine if you are ready to hire your first employee

OTE 70: A Sure-Fire Way Any Entrepreneur Can Determine If They Are Ready To Hire Their First Employee

OTE 70: A Sure-Fire Way Any Entrepreneur Can Determine If They Are Ready To Hire Their First Employee

how to determine if you are ready to hire your first employee

You might be the one slowing down the growth of your own business.

If you’re a solopreneur with a full task list and no time to take on any new projects, it might be time to consider building a team.

You might think that you aren’t ready to start a team, but you will be surprised to hear how my #1 hiring method can free up your time and help you really grow your business.

In this episode of Owning the Edge Podcast, I’m going to teach you how to determine if you are ready to hire your first employee.

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • » When should you be hiring…
  • » What you should be asking OTHER than “can I afford it?”…
  • » A look into the entrepreneurial mindset…
  • » How to make more money with a team…
  • » What work you shouldn’t be doing…
  • » How 20 hours back could change your business…
  • » My #1 hiring method…

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » When growing my business, I need to know that the cost of bringing someone in is going to be more valuable to my business, either through my effort or theirs to justify bringing them on. 

Links:

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how to determine if you are ready to hire your first employee

OTE 69: Top Team Building Questions For Entrepreneurs, Pt 2: What You Need To Know About VAs

OTE 69: Top Team Building Questions For Entrepreneurs, Pt 2: What You Need To Know About VAs

how to determine if you are ready to hire your first employee

When I first started hiring, it was a complete nightmare.

I felt like I needed a two-day break after every training session. 

I was doing more work than ever before. Hiring the wrong people on top of training them the wrong way just made it worse.

So… How do you hire and actually get time back?

In this episode of Owning the Edge Podcast, we answer some of your questions about hiring and how to do it RIGHT.

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • » Are virtual assistants worth it…
  • » How to train a VA…
  • » How to make sure an employee is adding value…
  • » What questions should you be asking…
  • » How to get leverage to grow…
  • » What is an SOP…
  • » Is hiring affordable…
  • » Which things should you get off your plate…

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • » I love the cycle when you hire somebody, if you can make sure that that is a value add to your business, that covers more than the cost of them, your business value up for free.

Links:

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