All companies like to believe that they are innovative. But what does it actually mean in practice? Let’s take a look. You Hire from Outside Your Local Talent Pool When it comes to business innovation, the people you hire are the most critical variable. Without them, you can’t move forward and achieve success. The problem, […]
Every month, people across the world send almost 400 billion text messages. As a business owner, you may be wondering how you can use this to your advantage, to reach out to customers and increase your revenue. Fortunately, it is easy to get up and running and can be incredibly lucrative. Less than 20 percent […]
If you dream about a bright career and a bright future in the working world, then you need to think about what you are doing about it all. The reason being, getting from the job you’re in now, to then getting the position that you’d like to be in, can seem like a long and […]
The 9 to 5 is becoming a thing of the past! More and more people are dipping their toes in the waters of entrepreneurship and trying their hand at business ownership. There are a lot of things you are going to need to think about here, and it is essential that you are focused on […]
In this episode of the Free and Fearless podcast, I’m talking about hiring.
And whether it’s a full-time employee, a whole team, or a part-time contractor like in my case, there are some things to consider before you do that, there are decisions to be made, and there are some underlying principles to follow to make sure you do what’s best for the business.
[2:42] How and when I finally took the decision to hire someone
[5:55] The 1st thing you need to consider if you’re thinking of hiring
[7:49] A powerful exercise to figure out what needs to be outsourced
[9:14] How much responsibility are you ready to handle in your business?
[11:22] How to be the best employer/client you can be
[13:46] One of my main rules in business
[14:33] Why I’m hiring a woman
[16:40] Why you should hire someone smarter than you
[18:41] An easy way to be more inclusive when hiring
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For the past year, we have been subject to the worst virus pandemic in living memory which as it stands has claimed 2.79 million lives from 128 million cases globally. Were it not for the amazing work done by medical and healthcare professionals in many countries the world over, the toll that Covid-19 has taken […]
Employee empowerment in the workplace is a philosophy that encourages responsibility and trust. When employees are given the advantage of accountability rather than micromanaging them, they feel confident and comfortable in their roles. This creates a better employee experience and a successful work culture. Empowering employees isn’t only about giving a monetary raise, promotion, or […]
Buying a home for the first time is a huge step and a great accomplishment. As a homeowner, you have the chance to start building equity and stop paying rent. However, working your way into a new home can be a difficult process, especially as the housing market fluctuates. Fortunately, if you start planning ahead, […]
Organization is key to a successful business. If you feel like your business has fallen into disarray, here are 7 steps that can help you to take back control. Declutter your workspace Physical clutter is the most noticeable form of disorganization, so it’s best to tackle this first. Start by tidying your desk and giving […]
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. I’m so excited for the topic I’m covering today because it will help almost anyone out there interested in business.
I will discuss the pros and cons and anything in-between about the 3 business models I’ve tried. It will all come from experience, you’ll learn exactly why I switched from one to another, what my current goals are and what I’m leaving behind, what I loved about each of these types of business over the years and how it completed the stage of life I was in, what happens when you want to outgrow it because a change in business models requires a change in mindset and workflow, and more.
So whether you’re thinking of becoming a freelancer, blogger or course creator, are transitioning from one to another, or are just curious about my experience with these, you’ll get a lot from this episode.
[05:01] My first business model and why it was the only one that made sense for me back then
[06:11] The exact steps I took to start earning as a freelancer
[06:59] Why I was okay with being underpaid and how I increased that income
[8:36] Why I couldn’t do any more client work, and what I wanted instead
[10:15] Why blogging is my jam and what it actually means to be a blogger
[11:50] My take on the blogging industry
[14:40] What I love the most about blogging, and which income stream is my main focus now
[16:17] What I do before transitioning to a new business model
[18:24] The story of my signature course
[20:59] The mindset shifts that come with an online course business
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