E204: STOP PUTTING IT OFF! Hiring Your First VA + Etsy CEO Statement

Welcome back to the PODCast!

Can combining In-N-Out and Chick-fil-A lead to the ultimate 4th of July feast? Join Josiah and Travis as they recount their holiday adventures filled with quirky food experiments, pickleball matches, and dazzling fireworks. While Josiah enjoyed a fun-filled weekend, Travis shares his unfortunate tale of dealing with a back injury that almost sidelined his plans. Despite the setback, he persevered and managed to join some of the family activities, adding a touch of resilience to the festive (yet way too drawn out) stories.

That said, none of you came to the podcast for any of that. 😂

This week's Main Event topic provides some "tough love" in the form of encouraging you to make a business move that you've probably been thinking of for quite some time. While talked about on the show previously, the guys dive into the practicalities (and simplicity) of using Upwork to find the perfect Virtual Assistant (VA) for your needs. Learn how to identify tasks for delegation, navigate job postings, and start small with manageable projects. Whether you need help with design, listings, or bookkeeping, you don't need to feel overwhelmed. Drawing from personal experiences, Travis and Josiah encourage you to seize the opportunities that online talent marketplaces offer, helping you break free from procrastination and focus on growth.

Plus, in this week's Point Of Interest, the guys share about the latest news at Etsy HQ. You may have received an email with a link to a video from Etsy CEO, Josh Silverman. In the video Josh clarifies their commitment to creativity on the platform, as well as some specifics to image and mockup requirements as it pertains to Print On Demand.

So tune in and get ready to be challenged! (Or you could have your VA tune in for you 😉)

Enjoy the show!


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Other links:
A Message From Etsy's CEO, Josh Silverman
Episode 182 - Should You Hire A Virtual Assistant?
https://www.upwork.com - just head there, create an account, and post a simple job!

00:00:46 - Opening Banter
00:01:58 - Combining In-N-Out and Chick-fil-A
00:03:13 - Travis' Back Issue Saga
00:06:57 - The Best Fireworks Display EVER!!!
00:09:32 - Weekly Dad Joke
00:10:28 - Point Of Interest - Etsy's CEO Video
00:19:56 - The Main Event
00:23:32 - What Do You Need Done
00:27:52 - Start Small
00:29:31 - Writing The Job Post
00:32:47 - Sorting Through Applicants
00:34:57 - Upwork Screen Share
00:49:13 - Some Tough Love From Travis
00:51:25 - Wrapping Up

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