What’s In This Episode:
Saul turns the tables on Jill and Brad.
“It’s very dependent on the situation.” – Jill
Saul wants to talk about virtual assistants and has the co-hosts (and those of us at home) do an Iron Triangle exercise. On each corner of the triangle, he has them write the words good, fast, or cheap, saying that they can only pick two of the three. He wants to know, when is it advantageous to do something that is cheap?
“What is the difference between hiring an employee vs. a non-employee? They’re both people we need to manage.” – Brad
Jill works with a lot of startup entrepreneurs and small businesses who don’t have a budget for anything other than a cheaper option. Brad’s chosen the cheap option twice: once when considering buying a desk from Ikea, and then when considering hiring a designer for an e-book he’s writing. Jill lists examples of what’s considered affordable, but Saul points out that affordable and cheap might be two different things.
Brad thinks that people need to manage the virtual assistant the same way you’d manage an employee. And the investment in the relationship is the same.
Looking at the other side of that, where did they spend a lot of money? And what did they regret more: When they went cheap or went more expensive?
What do you think? Listen in!»
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