want to know what my team really looks like?

At some point in my partnership with almost every client, I get a message shyly asking if I would mind telling them all about my team - who’s on it, what they do, what I pay them, when I hired them and more.

What they’re really asking is am I ready to have a team too?

I imagine you might ask yourself that same question because while you love the idea of having support in your business, you’re not sure if you can justify it yet.

And the reason you’re not sure if you can justify it yet is because you think that having a team will require too much time and too much money from you.

That’s why I’m going to be really transparent with you today - just like I am with my clients - and tell you exactly what my team looks like.

My team is just three people. I have the support of my incredible online business manager and VA, who work about 10 hours a month in my business. I also work with a talented designer on a contract basis to make all my content and imagery look pretty and polished.

Surprised?

My clients are often shocked to find out that I have such a small team because they thought I would need many hours of support and many team members to run a streamlined business.

What they learn instead is that I’ve strategically brought on people to help me with the things I don’t do well (tech and design!) and that we have great processes and systems in place that allow us to perform our roles efficiently and effectively.

I hope this insight will serve as a permission slip to build the size and type of team that works for you.

And if you’re ready to start exploring that step, I’d recommend downloading my free Task Audit workbook. It will help you figure out what you want to delegate and what kind of role (or roles) you want to hire for. It will also help you determine the scope of the work you want to pass off so you can see how many hours you really need someone working in your business with you.

After you’ve clarified what you need, start small. Ask people if they have recommendations for someone who offers the kind of support you’re looking for. Set up a call with them and see if you connect. If you do, hire them on a project or trial basis to see how you work together. If it goes well, invite them on board.

It can be as simple as that.

If you get started with the workbook and find that you have more questions about my team or about building your own, comment below and let me know. I’m happy to answer them too.

With love,

Ashley