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From Teacher to Full Time Pinterest Strategist and 10K Months with Chelsea Hall

From Teacher to Full Time Pinterest Strategist and 10K Months with Chelsea Hall

October 14, 2021

Today we’re putting things into perspective on taking the leap into freelancing & specializing with Chelsea Hall. 

 

Chelsea is a former teacher, mama to a sweet one year old and 3 year old Goldendoodle & married to her super supportive husband Andy. She loves peanut butter and bananas, margaritas, and has never met a taco she didn't like. She lives in the mitten state & loves working out, traveling, and trying new restaurants!

 

Chelsea is giving us the real talk on what it takes to make it big when you dream big. 

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • The significance of investing in yourself 
  • True expectations on business growth 
  • How to handle the mindset struggles
  • Overcoming the fear of leaving a stable job 

 

Connect with Chelsea:

IG: chelseahallsocial 

www.chelseahallsocial.com

 

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

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Staying Productive as a Busy Mom/Teacher While Building Your Business

Staying Productive as a Busy Mom/Teacher While Building Your Business

October 12, 2021

Whether you’re building this business around a full time job, have a flexible schedule at home or maybe even just going through a season of life - making the most out of our time is essential for success!

Being your own boss, your productivity & what you have to get done each day is all up to YOU! Let’s find a way to map out our days, prioritize & make realistic to-do lists.

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • Time blocking tips 
  • How to map out your day
  • To-do list management
  • Tips to avoid burnout 

 

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

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Bring on New Clients with a Killer Onboarding Process

Bring on New Clients with a Killer Onboarding Process

September 27, 2021

When I first got started in my VA business, I would just fly by the seat of my pants but that gets harder as you grow. So let me help you streamline your business so you can convert more clients & reach your goals!

 

Onboarding a client starts before contracts are signed, it really helps shape a first impression of how you run your business and the value you can provide. Plus, we can set up these systems to run on autopilot, and who doesn’t want that?!

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • Why you need an onboarding process
  • How to create a duplicatable system to cut out the overwhelm
  • 6 steps for setting up your onboarding process
  • What tools to use to help streamline & stress less

  

Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

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Join the VA Prep Accelerator Waitlist: aubreemalick.com/join-accelerator

 

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

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Specializing as a Social Media Manager with Kristen Smith

Specializing as a Social Media Manager with Kristen Smith

September 20, 2021

Kristen started as a Virtual Assistant with the desire to leave her corporate marketing job so she could stay home with the baby she had on the way. She was using Instagram to market her business and found that she was getting a ton of business through the platform. She consistently had clients asking her to help them market their business on Instagram, so she knew she decided to specialize in social media management. 

 

She now helps her clients increase their email list, their course waitlists, Facebook groups, and so much more all through the power of social media marketing.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • About Kristen’s journey from general VA to social media specialist
  • How to gain confidence when starting your business
  • All the must have tools specializing in social media 
  • How to attract the RIGHT clients

 

Connect with Kristen:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristendawnsmith/

Website: https://kristendawnsmith.com/

Links Mentioned:

Kristen’s Instagram Course: https://kristendawnsmith.com/betawaitlist

 

 

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

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THE PODCAST IS TWO! Chance to Win FREE Coaching!!!

THE PODCAST IS TWO! Chance to Win FREE Coaching!!!

September 14, 2021

DRUMROLL PLEASE….. 🥁 🥁

The podcast is turning TWO!

Two years ago I published my very first podcast episode, not really sure what the heck I was doing. All I knew is that I had something I wanted to share and I felt like if it impacted or helped one person out there, then I needed to press record.

And now here we are over 130 episodes later and we are still going strong. I couldn’t have done it without the countless listeners continuing to come back week after week and press play on each episode I released.

So I knew with the podcast turning 2 that we needed to celebrate this big milestone. But here’s the thing:

This milestone would not be possible if it wasn’t for YOU. You have continued to listen, share, download, and support the podcast week after week.

So as my way of saying thank you for being a loyal listener and supporter of the Freelancer to CEO podcast, I want to do a major giveaway.

I will be giving away THREE free one-on-one 30 minute coaching sessions with me where you can pick my brain about anything freelancing, your business, growing and scaling, and more!

 

Here's how to enter: 

 

1. Leave a written review on the podcast at aubreemalick.com/itunes

2. Take a screenshot of your review before hitting submit

3. Post your review on your Instagram stories and tag @aubreemalick

4. You can enter additional entries by posting episode screenshots in your stories each day

5. Must tag me in your stories for your entries to count 

 

GOOD LUCK! XO, Aubree

Portfolio vs. Resume?! What Do I Need to Send to Potential Clients

Portfolio vs. Resume?! What Do I Need to Send to Potential Clients

September 13, 2021

I’ve been getting a ton of questions lately about what you should be sending to a potential client if you want to work with them. Do we need to send our resume? What is this portfolio thing everyone is talking about?! Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! In today’s episode, we are going to be talking about what a portfolio is, how it is different from a “traditional resume” and what it should look like!

First impressions are huge, so of course we want to make them great. Give your clients a professional experience to get to know you, the services you offer & how they can start working with you! 

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • The difference of resumes & portfolios
  • What your portfolio should include
  • Resources to use for creation
  • How to capture clients with your portfolio

 

Links Mentioned In This Episode

Portfolio Template:  aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

Looking to scale your freelancing business to 5k/month and want to join the Freelancer to CEO Academy? Jump into our signature program: aubreemalick.com/academy

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I‘m Scared to Raise My Rates! How and When to Do This with Your Clients

I‘m Scared to Raise My Rates! How and When to Do This with Your Clients

September 6, 2021

Yes, raising your rates is scary - but we don’t grow without getting uncomfortable. As we develop our experience, knowledge and efficiency in the services that we offer that is in turn helping our clients grow their businesses even more. And that’s the goal, right? Let’s dive in to get into the right mindset & figure how we can navigate this together. 

 

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • How much to raise your rates
  • When to raise your rates
  • How to overcome the fear that comes with raising your rates
  • How to approach this conversation with clients

 

  

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

Looking to scale your freelancing business to 5k/month and want to join the Freelancer to CEO Academy? Jump into our signature program: aubreemalick.com/academy

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Student Spotlight: Why Having a Roadmap Fast Tracked Her Business with Alicia Cardwell

Student Spotlight: Why Having a Roadmap Fast Tracked Her Business with Alicia Cardwell

September 1, 2021

Want to know a sure fire way to fast track your business and results!? It’s investing! I know this to be true for myself but I want you to hear it from one of my amazing students, Alicia! Alicia found me on TikTok and within a matter of 14 days, had invested in The Prep, launched her business and was networking with potential clients! She knew that having a roadmap of how she was going to get her business off the ground quickly and the right way was the smartest move for her! I can’t wait for you to hear Alicia’s success story! 

 

Alicia is a wife and mom of two toddlers. When she’s not chasing kiddos, she’s chasing chickens around her humble homestead. She helps business owners, bloggers, and photographers knock out the to-do list and polish their communications.

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • Why Alicia wanted to look into virtual assistant
  • Her divine moment
  • Why The Prep is an investment and not an expense
  • What she would say to someone who is thinking about getting started

 

Connect with Alicia:

https://aliciacardwell.com/

IG: @_aliciacardwell 

 

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

 

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

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Handling the Emotional Side of Your Business with Amber Hawley

Handling the Emotional Side of Your Business with Amber Hawley

August 30, 2021

Are you taking the time to address the emotional side of your business? We tend to get caught up in the next steps, tacticals, and growth that we can often forget about handling that emotional piece. It’s the thing that gets pushed aside. But what if I told you if you could just spend some time focusing on the emotional side of your business, all other pieces would start to fall into place? That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today in this interview with Amber Hawley! You are just going to love this conversation, Amber’s openness and honesty about the different struggles we face as entrepreneurs, and how we can come out on the other side. 

 

Amber Hawley is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with high performing/entrepreneurial couples and individuals helping them have more fulfilling relationships without sacrificing their businesses. She is the owner of a group therapy practice in Silicon Valley, wife, mom of three kids, avid coffee drinker, host of The Easily Distracted Entrepreneur podcast. Amber originally worked in the tech industry but her love for people led her to pursue a career where meaningful relationships are at the center of everything she does.

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • How Amber’s business journey got started
  • Why mindset and the emotional side of business is so important
  • How to recognize signs of burnout 
  • How to deal with shiny object syndrome and FOMO

 

Connect with Amber:

www.amberhawley.com

https://www.facebook.com/mybizbestie

https://www.instagram.com/mybizbestie

 

  

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

Looking to scale your freelancing business to 5k/month and want to join the Freelancer to CEO Academy? Jump into our signature program: aubreemalick.com/academy

 Join the Freelancer to CEO Podcast Community on Facebook

  

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Looking at Your Business Finances & Tracking Your Metrics with Michelle Cooper

Looking at Your Business Finances & Tracking Your Metrics with Michelle Cooper

August 27, 2021

Today, we are all getting a lesson in MONEY! I know looking at your numbers and seeing what your business is doing can seem scary and overwhelming, but Michelle Cooper is going to make it a little easier for us! 

 

Michelle Cooper is the high priestess of profit, a spiritual gangsta, CEO of Alchemy Accounting & Bookkeeping, a Profit First Professional, and author of several books.  Michelle took her small accounting firm in rural British Columbia to a thriving online business encompassing coaching and consulting, speaking, and writing while balancing the management and growth of a brick and mortar office.  She has built a solid team of bookkeepers, accountants, tax professionals, and business coaches who support impact driven entrepreneurs to have highly profitable, sustainable businesses while creating the peace of mind that comes from a solid financial foundation.

 

Today, Michelle supports the growth of her client’s business with real strategic planning while also addressing the mindset issues that arise with growth, in order to bust through and rise up to levels they never dreamed possible.  The team at Alchemy Accounting & Bookkeeping support clients across North America, specializing in coaches and consultants.   Michelle and her team have helped hundreds business owners climb out of entrepreneurial poverty into the land of PROFIT.

 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • How Michelle started her business
  • What you need to be tracking in your business
  • Why keeping personal and business records separate is important
  • How you can use metrics and data to make important decisions

 

Connect with Michelle:

www.alchemyaccounting.ca

https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyAccounting/

https://wwww.instagram.com/michellebcooper

YouTube

LinkedIn

Financial Foundations Assessment:  https://www.financialfoundationsquiz.ca/

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode: 

 

Other Resources: 

Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start! 

Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep

 

Looking to scale your freelancing business to 5k/month and want to join the Freelancer to CEO Academy? Jump into our signature program: aubreemalick.com/academy

 Join the Freelancer to CEO Podcast Community on Facebook

  

If you found value in today's episode, I would love it if you shared this in your Instagram stories! Help us spread the message to more freelancers who are ready to step into the CEO role! 

 

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