123 – Know How To Hire VA’s For Your Business’ Success with Shalon Ironroad

123 – Know How To Hire VA’s For Your Business’ Success with Shalon Ironroad

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thestartersclub/shalon_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Shalon Ironroad helps people get organized and prepared to hire someone to start helping in their business. When you realize that you’re ready to finally make that leap and hire someone to help you take some things over, what are some steps you can take to get yourself ready?   The biggest mistake people usually make is to not make a plan before hiring.  Delegation is a huge fear for a lot of people, and people think it’s something that they need to get over.  However, there’s a reason why you’re hesitant, and you need to get over that in order before you hire. There are usually two types of people who hire a VA.  The first is someone is so out of control and overwhelmed, and they need someone to come in and really help get things straight and more organized.  The second is someone who has their systems in place, and they’re ready to take on extra projects and just need a person to come in and take over so they can do that.  For the first one, what usually happens is that once a VA comes in and gets things organized, there’s not much more to do.    So let’s talk about what organized means.  First, they know what their business needs.  They’re not just doing stuff just to do it.  Be some body who has read the book Essentialism, and knows how to say ‘no’ to things in their business.  They know the things that need to be done to move forward.  Everything else falls into place after...

Bonus – I’m Sorry

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thestartersclub/Im_sorry.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Yep, I did a little podfading, which I’m not happy with myself about. However, I explain in this podcast, about why it happened.  How I hit a breaking point, and why you may need to start taking just a little bit more care of yourself. I also give a little insight into what’s coming for 2016!...
122 – Finding A Need in Real Estate and Filling It with Joshua Dorkin

122 – Finding A Need in Real Estate and Filling It with Joshua Dorkin

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thestartersclub/josh_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Joshua Dorkin was a teacher who decided to be a real estate investor.  After discovering the market was full of people more about making money than actually helping, he decided to do something about it. Using a little bit of web design experience from college, he launched BiggerPockets.com.  Over the years, the site slowly grew until it became a full-time income for Joshua.  He shares how he got it rolling, some of the struggles he has faced, and what has made this such a successful site over 10 years later. How did you start to monetize this business idea going against the grain of the industry?  Joshua was working another job, so he was able to keep the business going in the beginning.  He then started to put ads up with Google AdSense and started to slowly make money. Talk about the side hustle part of it, when did you decide to make the leap?  Joshua started substitute teaching and on his first job, the teacher he was working for quit.  He did it for four years while he was building BiggerPockets.  He was able to quit the job, and his wife worked while he continued to grow the business. What was your tipping point when you went from exploring/hobby to a true business?  It was when he started to realize that this was a business that he could live off of, and was starting to become successful.  He had several successful people tell him to stop because they didn’t feel it was a sustainable business model.  However, he kept going because he...
121 – Tip Tuesday – Getting Yourself Legally Intact with Joint Ventures and Courses/Events with Tamsen Horton

121 – Tip Tuesday – Getting Yourself Legally Intact with Joint Ventures and Courses/Events with Tamsen Horton

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thestartersclub/Tamsen_Partnerships.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download You find someone who has a similar audience, you love their message, and you think dang, we need to work on something together.  You reach out to them, they love the idea, you love the idea, you put together a course, and all is rainbows and puppies. But then something goes wrong….. Now what?  You’re not officially in a business partnership because this course or event was created on a handshake. Who is responsible? Who gets the list of attendees? Who is liable? All of a sudden all of these questions come up, and you’re left trying to figure them out far too late in the game. Yes, even affiliate marketing is an incredible way to build your business.  However, you should set yourself up so you’re protected and planning.  So just in case if something goes wrong, you’re covered. Tamsen and I had been asked to cover this topic, and I was excited because I think it’s really an important one. We talk about: What to think about before you jump into something that feels like a ‘no-brainer’. How to protect yourself if you’re being featured in someone’s course. The questions to ask for your next joint course or event. And how to set-up your affiliate marketing to protect yourself and do what’s right for your brand. You can find Tamsen at...
120 – The Couple Who Builds Businesses Together….. A Story of Success, Business, and Relationships with Daniel and Carrie Himel

120 – The Couple Who Builds Businesses Together….. A Story of Success, Business, and Relationships with Daniel and Carrie Himel

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thestartersclub/Daniel-Carrie_Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Carrie and Daniel Himel are not only entrepreneurs, but are married.  About ten years ago, they started their first business venture together, which turned out to be a huge success.  After they worked on a few separate businesses, they decided to start an event called Middle School Match-up, which is a baseball tournament for Middle Schoolers. You get this idea for an event, what are your first steps in putting this all together?  It wasn’t giant to start, and it did start as an idea.  It started as an idea because in Texas football is super huge, but they had a baseball player.  Their son was entering middle school, which can be such a hard time anyway.  Here he was this really great athlete, but no one cared because he wasn’t playing football.   So they got the idea to start showcasing baseball players to help enhance the middle school experience.  They talked about it for more than a year, hoping someone else would do it. About a year later, they finally decided that if it was going to happen, they needed to do it.  Daniel started a website to create an interest list.  They quickly saw interest, and their first tournament had 275 kids.  From the idea to actually moving with this, they had six weeks.  From the start, they just pulled the trigger, validated the idea, and made it happen.  It started taking off really quickly. Last year they had 1200 kids, and this, their third year will have over 2,000! Thinking about a business with your spouse? Learn why...
119 – Continuing To Beat the Odds With Dr. Susan O’Malley

119 – Continuing To Beat the Odds With Dr. Susan O’Malley

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thestartersclub/Dr_Susan_Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dr. Susan O’Malley’s story is an incredible journey of beating the odds time and time again.  After dropping out of college, she worked as a secretary for 11 years.  When her life took a drastic change, she decided to go back to school.  It was then when she changed her major from being a nutritionist to being a doctor. After she was rejected from every medical school in the country, perseverance kicked in.  It took her that long to figure out what her dream was, and she wasn’t going to be shut out of it.  She was accepted just a few weeks before school started. Times had changed, as she found herself pregnant and no husband.  However, she decided to follow through and go to school. How did you do it all being by yourself, with a baby, and in med school?  Dr. O’Malley got through it one day at a time, and sometimes it was one hour at a time.  Had she looked at graduation the first day of medical school, it would have been too overwhelming.  Her focus was that she had to get through today. After graduating, Dr. O’Malley decided to be an emergency room doctor.  She went that route because it was going to allow her to be a good mother when she was home, and a doctor when she needed to be.  She did that for several years. Being an emergency room doctor is a young woman’s job.  Sometimes you really don’t sit down, and as you get older, it really starts to take a toll on...