Buying Time by Using Freelancers | Chris Ducker

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 1.54.06 PMChris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and bestselling author of the book, “Virtual Freedom”. Originally from the UK, Chris has lived in the Philippines for 14-years, where he has founded several businesses, including an outsourced call center facility, a virtual assistant recruitment hub and a co-working space, which combined house over 250 full-time employees. He is also a popular business blogger and podcaster at ChrisDucker.com. Follow Chris on Twitter @chrisducker.

Topics covered in this episode:Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 1.53.00 PM
– How Chris started his business
– Overcome the fear of outsourcing
– Chris creates videos to teach his virtual assistant how to complete tasks the way he likes.
– Chris discusses the 3 lists to freedom
– The proper steps to take to start delegating
– How to push through the occasional hardships of using virtual help.
– How salary is handled with virtual assistants
– Every entrepreneur comes to a cross road at some point where they have to make a hard decision to let certain things go or continue doing everything themselves.
– You have to trust that someone else will eventually be able to do a task, and maybe even do that task better than you.
– What you can expect to pay a virtual assistant using Chris’s company
– The length of time it takes to get a virtual assistant up and ready to go
– How to get a virtual assistant to become a part of your team

Links from this episode:Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 1.52.43 PM
Chris’s website: www.chrisducker.com
Virtual assistant finder: www.virtualstafffinder.com/chalene
Chris on twitter: www.twitter.com/chrisducker
25 GVA Task List – www.chrisducker.com/25tasks
101 VA Task Guide – www.chrisducker.com/101

Chalene’s coaching program: www.30daypush.com

Time codes:
0:00 intro
0:36 figure out how to do a task, then outsource it
1:37 Chris Ducker’s solution to the outsourcing problem
2:09 you’re about to meet Chris Ducker
4:45 you place a ceiling on yourself when you try to do everything
5:49 super hero syndrom
7:15 outsourcing is not as expensive as you think
8:30 you have to keep yourself accountable
9:40 managing your freelancer can be tough, but stay patient
10:55 this is where the problem stems from
11:50 bring someone in and take the time to mentor them and get to know how you like things done
13:28 Chris’s area of expertise
14:35 video record everything you do because you can continue to use that with anyone you bring on to your team
17:00 Chris’s experience in running himself into the ground as an entrepreneur
18:07 every entrepreneur comes to a cross road
19:30 list out what you’re doing that you absolutely hate
20:29 the 3 lists to freedom
23:26 what’s the first step to delegating?
24:30 Chris discusses a video resource
26:20 work through the tough times of working with someone online
28:45 what can I expect to pay my virtual assistant?
30:00 discuss salary of a virtual assistant
31:56 Chris breaks down the process of hiring a virtual assistant
35:10 what type of investment needs to be made in your company chris?
36:20 typically takes about 10 to 14 days to hire a VA
38:00 thank you for being here, this is how my lifers will take their business to the next level