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Outsourcing Workload to Grow Your Business

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    09:48
  •   03 The Basics of Hiring

    13:11

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About The Class

How to Hire Freelancers and Outsource Product Production

Most small business owners begin by doing it all. But as you grow, you’ll probably find that you need help. But what kind of help? And where do you go to get it?

In Outsourcing Workload to Grow Your Business Stacey Trock will show you how to navigate the options for getting the help you need for your business. From bookkeepers and accountants to graphic designers, photographers, and web designers, to virtual assistants, to production assistants, to overseas factories, to marketing agencies...there is a whole world of freelancers able to help your business run more smoothly!

In this class you will learn the following:

  • The range of freelancers that are available, and what role they can fill in your business
  • How to write a procedures manual for your business, making the delegation of work as seamless as possible
  • How to hire a virtual assistant and streamline your business into tasks that can be carried out by someone other than you
  • The difference between a contractor and an employee, and the pros and cons of each
  • How to outsource the production of physical items for your shop, including working with local artisans and navigating the process of ordering custom items from overseas factories (via Alibaba)

By the end of Outsourcing Workload to Grow Your Business, you’ll learn how to decide what is truly important in your business and what your time is worth.  The secret to successfully turning over portions of your business is to structure your workload into systematic and well-defined capsules, which can be handed off to a largely-independent freelancer; freeing you up to do the things that you really love!

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    09:48
  2. 02

    Destined to Fail: Trying to Do It All

    18:05
  3. 03

    The Basics of Hiring

    13:11
  4. 04

    Who to Hire and Why

    19:51
  5. 05

    Hiring Technology as a Resource

    15:03
  6. 06

    Intro: What's Best for your Business

    02:21
  7. 07

    How to Analyze your Business

    32:10
  8. 08

    Building a Hierarchy of Outsourcing Needs

    06:46
  9. 09

    How to Document Your Business for Success

    16:04
  10. 10

    What's a Virtual Assistant? What to Expect

    06:42
  11. 11

    How To Shop For Your Freelancers

    27:24
  12. 12

    Intro: Outsourcing Product Production

    01:06
  13. 13

    How and Why to Leverage Your Best Selling Product

    18:45
  14. 14

    Getting Started with Small Scale Production

    17:22
  15. 15

    Bigger Scale Manufacturing

    14:22
  16. 16

    How To Avoid Relying On Manual Labor

    16:32
  17. 17

    Intro: Evolving and Growing your Business

    01:16
  18. 18

    How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Growth: Scale Your Business Wall

    13:40
  19. 19

    How to Implement Changes that will Grow Your Business

    10:58
  20. 20

    Setting Future Goals

    10:16
  21. 21

    How to Use Profits as a Vehicle for Growth

    10:29
  22. 22

    Secrets to Growing your Business from Mei Pak/Tiny Hands

    29:35

Meet Your Expert

Stacey Trock

Stacey Trock is the entrepreneur and social media maven behind FreshStitches, the uber-popular and innovative craft design and supply company. Her experience running one of the largest subscription clubs in the fiber world, teaching internationally, and developing her own overseas-manufactured products ... read more

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