4 episodes

Podcast by Wesley Vance

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Podcast by Wesley Vance

    E4- An Introduction to The Business Journal

    E4- An Introduction to The Business Journal

    Life is busy. It’s a constant stream of tasks, that can often pile up and become overwhelming. Now there are a plethora of task management systems and methodologies, from GTD (Get Things Done), Pomodoros, MindMapping, Kanban Boards, Google Calendar, traditional ToDo Lists, this list is never ending. Each method has varying levels of complexity and time commitment. I’ve tried most methods, and with each, there was always something that felt a bit off. I found I would dread morning planning sessions, tasks would accumulate faster than I could complete them and I was constantly looking for the best app to fit the methodology. I’ve tried OmniFocus, Wunderlist, Any.do, OneNote, Evernote Trello, the default iOS todo list app, and so many others… My management system often hindered me rather than making me more efficient.

    • 8 min
    E3- Simplifying the Development of your Blog

    E3- Simplifying the Development of your Blog

    E3- Simplifying the Development of your Blog

    I've been an app developer for a long time but I've never used Wordpress for anything professional. In my mind, Wordpress runs on old technology and I didn't want to get anywhere near it. But all that's changed! I'll be talking about [1] some background on what Wordpress is, [2] building your own CMS while running your own business, [3] and how to transition your website over to Wordpress, while maintaining your own design, and function!

    If you've ever played around with the Wordpress API, follow me on twitter @WesAdvance and share with me some of your thoughts! Is it here to stay? Will themes start to rely on it more? Where do React and other javascript frameworks sit in this ecosystem?

    Hosted by: Wesley Vance (@WesAdvance)

    With timestamps:
    [0:01] Wordpress Background
    [1:13] Building a CMS with a Business
    [2:41] The Wordpress API
    [5:39] Ongoing Tasks involving Wordpress
    [6:15] About Apollo Studios

    Checkout the full post at: https://www.wesvance.com/posts/use-wordpress-to-simplify-your-blog-without-losing-control

    • 7 min
    E2- Hiring your First VA: Your First Week

    E2- Hiring your First VA: Your First Week

    E2- Hiring your First VA: Your First Week

    This week were going to talk about the first week working with my VA. In this episode, I will be talking about [1] how I set everything up for my VA including allowing access to business applications. [2] A communication methodology to ensure we're always on the same path. [3] Detailed information about how our first week went and what I had my VA do. [4] How to be a more efficient manager. [5] The challenges that I've been running into with the new addition of my VA, and finally [6] outsourcing more technical task to the Philippines.

    If you're thinking of hiring a Virtual Assistant (I suggest that you should), this podcast series will take you through each step! Follow me on Twitter: @WesAdvance and share with me how your first week went with your VA.

    Want Business, Code & Design updates sent directly to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter at http://businesscodeanddesign.com

    Hosted by: Wesley Vance (@WesAdvance)

    Specific Show Notes (with timestamps)
    [0:01] Intro
    [1:05] Prep work for my future VA: setting up business email, Slack, Notion, and creation of aggregated shared Apollo accounts.
    [3:51] Communication methodology for my VA to ensure we’re always on the same page
    [6:46] The first week with my VA
    [9:57] How to be a much more effecient manager
    [11:04] The challenge I have been running into with the new addition of my VA
    [11:46] Outsourcing more technical tasks in the Philippines
    [12:11] My experience with hiring a VA
    [12:41] TLDR- Too Long Didn't Read/Listen (Bottomline)
    [12:49] Till next time

    Checkout the full post at: https://www.wesvance.com/posts/hiring-your-first-virtual-assistant-the-first-week

    • 13 min
    E1- Hiring your First VA: The Hiring Process

    E1- Hiring your First VA: The Hiring Process

    E1- Hiring your First VA: The Hiring Process

    It's been a month since I've hired my first Virtual Assistant and it's been incredible! Let's talk about the hiring process I went through in hiring my first VA.

    In this podcast, I'll be talking about [1] the prerequisites for the hiring process, [2] different online job boards like Upwork and Onlinejobs.ph, [3] when to post your job and how long it will take, [4] narrowing down the number of candidates, and finally [5] hiring the best candidate for the job.

    If you're thinking of hiring a Virtual Assistant (which I suggest that you should), this podcast will take you through each step! If you already have a VA for your business, follow me on Twitter: @WesAdvance and share with me how you went about hiring your first VA.

    Want Business, Code & Design updates sent directly to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter at http://businesscodeanddesign.com.

    Hosted by: Wesley Vance (@WesAdvance)


    Specific Show Notes (with timestamps)
    [0:01] Introduction
    [1:07] Researching information to find VA’s, expected hourly rate, the hiring process, etc
    [1:26] Upwork vs. Onlinejobs.ph
    [2:01] Timeframe of the job posting: how many days the jobs has been activated, how many applicants have applied and how many times the job posting was viewed
    [2:31] Narrowing down candidates by including a little trick to weed out the majority (60%-70%) of the applicants
    [3:16] Narrowing more down with the remaining 20 – 30% of applicants
    [3:35] What I did with the remaining 10% of the total applicants
    [4:50] Interviewing and hiring one of the top 3

    Checkout the full post at: https://www.wesvance.com/posts/hiring-my-first-virtual-assistant-the-hiring-process

    • 6 min

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