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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 231: Hasty Treat - Hiring an Assistant



Mar 16th, 2020

Hasty Treat - Hiring an Assistant

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how to hire an assistant — something that can make your life a lot easier as a solo developer.

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Show Notes

2:34 - Finding someone

  • Virtual Assistant
    • Offset timezones can be handy
    • Flexible is great - two hours here, two hours there

5:55 - Types of tasks to delegate

  • Support
  • Email replies
  • Mail and shipping items
  • Invoicing
  • Expenses
  • Research - find emails for X
  • Blog post edits
  • Sponsorships

14:50 - Standard Operating Procedures

  • If something happens more than once, make an SOP
  • Common questions that come up

18:07 - Tools

  • 1Password
  • Missive
  • Custom backend tools for:
    • Managing courses
    • Issuing refunds
  • Chromebook
  • Google Docs

21:52 - Hours

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