If you think that you’ll be able to scale your biz effectively without a team, then you really need to listen to this episode of Captivate + Convert!
Most entrepreneurs launch without even having a partner, let alone a team. In the early days of building your empire, you get used to wearing all the hats, taking on all of the responsibility… and having all of the control.
But here’s the thing about solopreneurship — as your biz grows and you take on more tasks and longer hours, you’re inevitably going to burn out. And you will NOT be providing your greatest, zone-of-genius value!
So, how do you take the first steps toward building out your dream team?
My guest today is Emily Milling, head honcho of the fabulous podcast production agency The Ultimate Creative.
Over the last year and a half, Emily transformed The Ultimate Creative from a one-woman show to a thriving ensemble, bringing on a copywriter, a podcast editor, and an online business manager to help her shift from an 80-hour work week to an 80-hour work MONTH.
In this convo, she spills the good, the bad, and the rad of her hiring process — and how she built a team that she loves!
Hit play and find a new way to work! In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How to know when it’s time to build a team — and where to start when hiring
- Why you need to let go of the idea of total control in your business in order to scale successfully
- How to prepare for the financial commitment of expanding your team
02:17 Meet Emily Milling
03:55 Valeska Griffiths
06:33 Gabe Rudyk + Kallai Plummer
07:14 Knowing it’s time to build a team
09:03 Importance of processes
10:13 Subcontractors v. employees
14:14 Financial + time commitments
18:55 Elbow injury story
25:53 Humans v. automation
28:18 What would Emily do differently?
30:06 Have realistic financial expectations
34:29 Melissa Houston
35:33 The Christy Questions
HOW MUCH CAN YOU GET DONE-IN-A-DAY?
You might be surprised! Work with me for a Done-In-a-Day session + walk away with a brand new, optimized email sequence or landing page! Let’s take your copy from ho-hum to HELL YES!