Becoming a Virtual CEO with Chris Ducker

Becoming a Virtual CEO with Chris Ducker

Back in 2002, I was trudging to my job as a high school Biology teacher, hating every minute of it. A few short months later, I was a Virtual CEO earning more in a month than it took me an entire year to earn as a Biology Teacher. In this podcast episode, you’re going to get the inside scoop on how you too can become a Virtual CEO from best-selling author Chris Ducker. Chris is the founder of YouPreneur, the author of Virtual Freedom, and creator of Virtual Staff Finder in addition to an in-demand podcast guest, podcast host, and

How to Become a Virtual CEO

There’s two ways you can run your business: work IN your business or work ON your business. Far too often, entrepreneurs get caught in the trap of working IN their business. They take on a lot of the hats – finance, sales, creation, marketing, etc. and continue to wear them far beyond the point that they need too with no plan for transition or escape. The end result is 12 – 14 hour days and limited growth. Most entrepreneurs are not a jack of all trades…so even though they are getting stuff completed, it may not be of the potential or quality it could be by bringing someone amazing on board.

Why Do People Struggle With Hiring and Outsourcing?

There’s a few reasons. The first is a lack of organization. A good number of new business owners are “winging it”. They have a routine they developed to get tasks needed done but haven’t established any type of organization to their business. Creating an organization board or chart that lists the divisions and tasks is a great first step on getting clarity in what is needed to expand the business..

Second is cost. Most entrepreneurs think it’s going to cost an arm and a leg to hire good people to offload tasks to. They are concerned about investing in new people and not getting good return on it. Chris’s company, Virtual Staff Finder, solves this problem by giving entrepreneurs access to talented workers who virtual staff finderoperating on international pay-rates…a fraction of North American or European Wages. Virtual Staff Finder also provides resources and training to help entrepreneurs lean how to outsource and manage an international team, as well as find talented workers. Virtual Staff Finder makes it easy for you to start off-loading some of the tasks others can easily do, like social media management, email management, web development, etc.

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Third, is a fear of “bad hires”. There’s a tremendous amount of confusion when it comes to how to hire, what to look for, what to ask, and what do to to ensure your new hire is ready to do a great job. The fear of wasting time, energy, and money with the wrong person can have a business owner avoid hiring all together. Fact is, without hiring good people, a business is limited and won’t expand.

By survey, business owners hate hiring.  My process helps you hire the right person, the first time and every time… no headaches.  The people you choose will change the trajectory of your company (and life) for unprecedented growth!” – David Lee Jensen, Founder/CEO, The Hiring Academy

Lastly, is overwhelm. Often, entrepreneurs are so overwhelmed with what they currently have to do that the idea of slowing down to interview, hire, and hat a new staff member add to the stress. The way to handle this is to make it a part of your daily or weekly routine. In reality, if you’re so overwhelmed you can’t hire then you really need to hire. Your resistance, fear or avoidance to hiring has led to the overwhelm and the solution is to start expansion of your organization to handle and increase your growth. If you make hiring a part of your standard operating basis, you’ll soon find yourself relieved of many of the time consuming tasks so you can focus on your zone of genius.

On your path to becoming a Virtual CEO…

Here’s a list of steps you can easily follow to become a Virtual CEO:

  1. Create a list of ALL the tasks required for the success of your business.
  2. Organize those tasks into Processes that can be followed by a new employee. For example, create a process for Social Media posting or Packaging and Shipping.
  3. Enroll in Virtual Staff Finder and begin the basic training on how to find excellent outsourced staff
  4. Sign up for Asana. In my opinion, Asana is the #1 Project Management Software. You’ll love it!
  5. Sign up for The Hiring Academy. You’ll learn exactly how to become an expert at hiring the right person, the first time and everytime.
  6. Expand your business wildly while creating more time for you!

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How to Hire The Right Person with David Lee Jensen

How to Hire The Right Person with David Lee Jensen

I’m super excited for you to listen to this week’s Booming Business Podcast Episode with David Lee Jensen, the Hiring Expert. Doing this interview was a blast…David’s super fun to be around and listen to. And, the bottom line is he truly knows how to get businesses BOOMING…including YOURS!

How to Hire the Right Person – I met David in the Caribbean (fun!!!) while I was there for a marketing convention with some amazing entrepreneurs, including Grant Cardone. A colleague kept saying he wanted to connect me with a really cool guy who writes for the Huffington Post because he thought we’d love to collaborate. We never got around to it on US soil, but…

As phenomenal as the universe works, all three of us were in Aruba at the same time for a variety of different reasons, and David and I finally had the opportunity to connect. My friend was right…we instantly meshed, our purposes were aligned, and we’ve been collaborating every since.

David is the #1 Amazon Best Selling author of the The Naked Interview: How to Hire Without Regret and has rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest entrepreneurs on the planet, including Sir Richard Branson, Ariana Huffington, Joe Polish, Grant Cardone, and more. His column, The Hiring Guru, on HuffPo is incredibly popular, providing real-time advice to business owners on how to find excellent hires who are aligned with their business goals and mission.

He’s consulted with Fortune 500 companies, graced the stages in front of too many audiences to mention, is a sought-after business coach, and an all around great guy. Plus he’s married to one of the coolest chics I know, Sunny, who’s got a featured show on BLAB.

So, why do YOU need to know how to hire the right person?

No matter what size your business, you’ll need to hire at some point. It’s better to do it the right way than the wrong way…save yourself the trouble. I’m not sure why, but most entrepreneurs never think to educate themselves on hiring before we do it. There is actual skill involved to getting awesome people aligned and working efficiently on your team.

You might be thinking…

Not me. I’m SOLO! I don’t need to know how to hire the right person….

BALDERDASH! Even if you’re a die-hard solo-preneur, unless you are proficient in everything from bookkeeping to graphic design (and are crazy enough to think you can do the best job all on your own), you’ll need to hire or outsource someone to help you get the jobs done, done right, and done great. It’s also the only way to expand a business effectively and have your business working for you instead of you being a slave to your business. Unless you’re the type of guy or gal who wants to work 20 hours a day only to never see your business grow…and I don’t think that’s you. Knowing how to hire is as essential as knowing how to pay your taxes.

David’s advice will help you weed through the forest of applicants, know what to ask, how to ask it, and how to know if someone is going to help you forward your business or just waste your time and/or resources (been there…done that!).

He’s my go-to guy on anything to do with business expansion, hiring, and organization. Now you get to apply is wisdom to your business to.

Here’s a run-down of what you’ll learn in this episode:


:51 – How David became to Hiring Guru
1:31 – The Two Areas That Can Be The Downfall of Any Business
2:00 – The Amazon Best Selling Book
3:38 – When Should You Consider Hiring
6:00 – The First Steps You Should Take BEFORE You Hire Someone
7:15 – What You Need to Have in Place BEFORE The Interview
8:00 – What Do You Say In The Ad
8:56 – How to Separate an OKAY Hire to an AMAZING Hire
11:39 – The 10 Truths of Hiring: Truth #1
14:14 – Getting the REAL TRUTH From the References
15:15 – Creative Interview Questions That Will Expose DUD Applicants
18:30 – How Can You Set Up Your New Hires to Have a GREAT Experience
19:27 – What 2 Thinks You Need to Have in Place (GOLDEN NUGGET)
20:51 – The Most Important Part of Hiring
23:20 – Mistakes To NOT Make During an Interview
27:20 – Who Should Be Doing The Hiring In Your Business
29:30 – Why An HR Person Isn’t Always Great At Hiring
32:12 – How to Connect With David Lee Jensen

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