Also Known As, How I Get it All Done
It’s not a magic wand, that’s for sure!
Sometimes people ask me if I’m “ok” in a concerned tone, I think because they assume I’m doing “all the things.” But I have the support of amazing people. Many of you who have been to my in-person or online cooking classes know Melissa, who is the woman in the wings of all my cooking classes and manages my cookbook inventory and shipments. So thankful! I also have my bookkeeper Cathy who has a side hustle as a jewelry designer (my kind of girl!). And in my online business, I have the support of a virtual assistant, Sabrina, who helps with a lot of the “tech” stuff. Not to mention, I just hired a part-time social media manager, Tory! Can we have an Amen? Plus, I’ve spent countless hours learning from experts in online memberships and online classes, which has helped me move the needle immensely. In the spirit of sharing is caring, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite business resources just in case you are a busy entrepreneur wearing all the hats, doing all the things and trying to keep your shoes on the right feet.
Website and Online Help
When you hear the term “virtual assistant” it sort of sounds like “Hey Siri” but in actuality, it’s a living breathing human who does work for you from their own location. The company I used to find the perfect fit was Belay Solutions (just email me if you’d like an introduction!). I connected with them at The Brimm Retreat last spring. My VA Sabrina helps me with all my technology platforms, from WordPress to MailChimp, Kajabi, Calendly, Google Docs and Google Calendar and more. If you are a busy entrepreneur or a one-woman show juggling too many technology platforms and tasks, having a virtual assistant could help you get control of anything from technology to email management to family calendar help.
Kajabi has been an absolute game-changer for my business. It’s an all-in-one platform where I can teach online classes, host my membership and share ebooks and meal planning resources. I learned about Kajabi from Amy Porterfield, my online course guru. If you have any questions about Kajabi, feel free to email me or check out their 30-day free promo.
Financial Help and Resources
I could not keep my head screwed on straight without my bookkeeper! But I’ve also learned so much through Jamie Trull and her course, Financial Fitness Formula. One of the most simple things I learned from Jamie is to make all of my software subscriptions yearly as opposed to monthly, and by doing that one simple thing I saved over $1000 in a day. IN A DAY! I am not exaggerating. She is a wealth of information and I highly recommend her private Facebook group and her YouTube channel.
PR and Brand Strategy
All You Need Method is a great place to start for any small business owner! The two PR pros who founded this online course are hosting a PR Plan Bootcamp in January. I’ll be there if you want to join me! Join the waitlist here and DM me if you have any questions about it.
The Brimm! More than anything, The Brimm is about having someone in your corner. Sallie, the founder of the Brimm, has a helpful workshop on ChatGPT if you’re trying to learn how to integrate AI in your business. I would also recommend checking out The Sales Accelerator.
If you are a small business owner trying to grow an email list or teach an online course, I highly recommend Amy Porterfield. I was a student in her Digital Course Academy almost 4 years ago and continue to reference my binder!
Last but not least, there are hundreds of helpful podcasts and online freebies. My favorite business-based podcasts are below!
How’d She Do That? by Emily Landers (someone please tell her to have me on!)
Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Work Life by Adam Grant