March 16th, 2020 ×

Hasty Treat - Hiring an Assistant


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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