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#041 | Outsourcing Essentials for Podcasters – The Secrets to Hiring Freelance Talent on a Beach Hut Budget

Date : July 4, 2016 Posted By :James Martell

Outsourcing Essentials for Podcasters; The Secrets to Hiring On-Demand Talent on a Beach Hut BudgetPodcasting Veteran, James Martell wants you to be able to work less, earn more and have more time for enjoying family, travel and the things that matter most. That’s why he wants to support you in developing a passive income stream and passive ways generating new clients for your business. But how can it be passive if there are so many things you have to do? New podcasters are often overwhelmed by the amount of work and variety of skills needed to put together a successful show. This week James will tell us how to set-up a podcast and still have time to swim with the turtles.

Outsourcing Essentials for Podcasters - The Secrets to Hiring Freelance Talent on a Beach Hut BudgetIf you’re running your own business or hosting your own podcast, you may feel overwhelmed. That’s why outsourcing essentials for podcasters is so essential. Imagine yourself as a podcaster, waking up in the morning and finding a message from your Virtual Assistant letting you know that the show notes for your latest episode of your podcast are done, the audio editing is complete, the episode is “live” on your website, and that all the podcast directories have been updated. So has your social media. The episode has been sent to all subscribers on your email newsletter and the guests for your next four shows have been confirmed. Think your stress would go down? Oddly, the biggest obstacle to getting all that done may be what James calls “Brooke Syndrome”.

Do You Have the Same Issue as James’ Granddaughter?

We were all that age once. When you’re a young child or a toddler, it’s really important to do everything yourself. You want establish your independence and prove that you know how to tie your own shoes. But now it’s time to get over all that. For a lot of people, this is the hardest part. You have to let go of the mindset that says, “I need to learn to do everything myself.” Instead, find out how to hire an audio editor, a graphic designer and a professional writer. Surround yourself with a virtual team to support you in your podcasting efforts.

Outsourcing for small businesses is key. Of all the people you’ll hire – as a podcaster, a business owner, or just a busy human – none is more important than a Virtual Assistant. James will tell you what to look for in a VA and exactly what a good VA will do for you.

Outsourcing Essentials for Podcasters

When James discovered he could hire talent from all over the world while enjoying a 60% savings in his budget, he quickly made the conversion from hiring locally to hiring online. That was back in 2004. Since then James has outsourced 1,400+ jobs, and he’s very good at it. Listen now as James explains:

  • What to include in a job posting
  • What to look for when hiring a freelancer
  • How much you can expect to pay for freelance talent
  • What to consider when awarding the job
  • How to monitor progress so the job stays on track
  • How to wrap up a job so everyone leaves happy
  • What to look for when hiring a Virtual Assistant
  • James’ 15 Minute Rule for determining when you need to outsource

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If you’re ready to just do what you do best and outsource the rest, check out these resources.

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