In this Podclass, I am joined by the co-founder of FreeeUp.com, Nathan Hirsch, who shares his wisdom on how to successfully transition from being a one-person operation (solopreneur) to a multi-person agency. We discuss the advantages of delegating tasks to others, the steps you take, and how to figure out who would be the best fit for you and your business.
0:00 - Opening thoughts
1:03 - Introduction to Nathan Hirsch and Freeeup.com
3:06 - Nathan shares his story and background
6:33 - Craig shares how his story parallels Nathan’s
7:27 - What are the warning signs when it’s time for a freelancer or solopreneur to look for a hire or move into an agency model?
9:55 - How do you know if you’re cut out to actually manage a team, let alone a remote virtual team?
12:13 - The advantages of hiring freelancers to do different roles within your business
13:15 - How good hiring makes you want to delegate more
14:13 - How to make the transition from a one-person operation to a multi-person operation
16:53 - How to make the transition to a Freelancer Agency where others are taking over work with your clients
20:05 - The importance of being honest about how you’re approaching the new business model
20:20 - How to structure contracts to test-drive someone before you hire them long-term
22:17 - Last thoughts for people either considering or not considering transitioning to an agency:
22:58 - What Freeeup is and how to connect with Nathan
24:20 - Nathan’s philosophy related to different price points for freelancer services
26:22 - Final thoughts
Resources and tools discussed in this episode:
Entrepreneurs on Fire: https://www.eofire.com/
Freeeup website: https://freeeup.com/
Freeeup blog: https://freeeup.com/blog/
Freeeup YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqoq7EGvwLQXgiYuIG8_iMg
Freeeup podcast: https://freeeup.com/podcast/
If you are a client looking to hire a VA or Freelancer, Create a free account at https://freeeup.com/ - Mention this podcast for a $25 credit.
If you are a VA or Freelancer looking to offer services, apply on https://freeeup.com/.
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