Of all the skills I have learned in my self-publishing journey, finding out how to source and hire talented writers, cover-creators, editors and virtual assistants has been the most impactful!
At one time I was chief cook and bottle washer in my business. Every single part of the process had my name next to it on a seemingly never-ending to-do list.
In all honesty, I knew I needed help but was frightened to step out and take the risk. After all, how and where would I find people willing to work for me without it costing me the earth? And even if I did know where to look, what would I do to make sure I discovered the right people who could deliver quality work in a timely manner, and affordably (especially when I was just starting out).
It took guts to step and get started with outsourcing, but above all else this one skill has been the number 1 reason I have been able to multiply my success and serve my readers in the way I do.
I still have to pinch myself today at the amazing writers and designers I privileged to work with!
As for Cristina, my virtual assistant, I now cannot imagine working without her. She helps me make money as I sleep, taking on a multitude of tasks I simply don't have time to do myself.
Instead of being tied up with hundreds of tasks that keep me from the most important things in life and business, I now enjoy unprecedented time, freedom and an income that rewards my efforts.