You could spend your time growing your business instead of just maintaining it.
You could serve your clients with purpose and intention.
You could have freedom, flexibility, and joy in your photography business.
I know what you are going through. You made your own business so you could be your own boss, share your creativity, and create your own schedule. But suddenly, that schedule is ruling your entire life--working every moment you aren't doing your "day job," heading to your computer after putting your kids to bed, or answering emails on your phone while out with friends or your kids.
What if you could grow the business of your dreams while getting your time back that you crave to spend living your life??
Maybe you've heard about it before, or even tried it out in some areas of your business. Or maybe you are completely sure you can't afford to hire anyone, you don't know what to get help with anyways, can't share any of your jobs, and that no one could do the work like you could. After all, it's your business, your baby. I get it. I was in your shoes and felt all of these things.
Re-discover your passion in business, learn to make more money doing tasks only you can do, and discover how to get your LIFE BACK with this 6-Lesson Video Course and comprehensive, 38-page outsourcing workbook of activities + assignments that will transform you from an outsourcing newbie to an outsourcing PRO in
just a few hours!
Lesson 3 gives an in-depth look at the tools I use to outsource and a breakdown of my entire business workflow, including how I assign tasks, how I schedule tasks with my VA, and more importantly--how YOU can utilize these tools within your own outsourcing system (and the best part? They are all FREE tools!).
In Lesson 2, I’m pulling back the curtain on my 6-figure business for my students and revealing EVERYTHING I outsource in my own business step-by-step. Not only do I give my students a glimpse of the inner-workings of my business, but we also go through your business and workflows. We figure out what YOU can outsource and the ins-and-outs of every decision you’ll need to make when beginning.
Lesson 1 guides you through the heart outsourcing: your “WHY." Discovering your "why" teaches you the tangible gains you will see after outsourcing. We brainstorm opportunities to diversify your income with your new extra time, and discuss how outsourcing can change not only your business, but also your life!
It all starts with WHY.
In Lesson 6, Sarah (my Virtual Assistant!) provides insight and advice (growing her VA and Editing business to full-time in just 2 years!) on establishing consistent work schedules, turnaround times, invoicing, and more! This lesson also includes a Q+A with Sarah and I discussing common concerns and conflicts in outsourcing. This lesson was designed for you to SHARE with your new hire!
Lesson 5 covers the nitty-gritty of outsourcing and the big topics that can cause you stress when starting, including payment and navigating conflicts. I provide steps in which you can avoid these stressful situations by building trust + respect within the relationship, fostering communication + feedback, and by building a framework to hand over tasks and get started with your VA!
In Lesson 4, I share my tips on how to find the right VA for you: if you should hire a pro or train a friend, the ESSENTIAL qualities to look for in VA, and other countless tips + tricks for you to make the perfect hire! I walk you through how to decide, what the most important qualities to me were (and how to decide your own), what the interview process should look like, and how to find your own "Mr./Mrs. Right" Virtual Assistant!
38 page Course Workbook with corresponding activities for each lesson
Complete video transcript for visual learners OR for those quick questions you need to refer back to
Jill's never-before-released photography equipment list
Resource list of all programs/applications used in a successful outsourcing workflow
Bonus video on the importance of online client management systems and its role in saving time
A thorough guide to Trello: including template access to my Outsourcing Trello board that you can swipe for your business!
A model shared folder set up for students to duplicate to keep their outsourcing system organized
Pre-formulated timesheet and startup checklists for your Virtual Assistant
Lifetime access to an Exclusive Facebook Group for Jill Gum Students to discuss this course and small business, with access to Jill for all your Outsourcing questions (and beyond!)
"During and after the course I've been motivated to look at other areas of my business to outsource, so that I can pursue some ideas that I've been really wanting but could never find the time for. The workbook, pdf's, and bonus videos for the course are great- it's so well put together!"
"Jill's Outsourcing Course is a complete game-changer! I already outsourced my editing, but had been apprehensive about outsourcing any other tasks. Jill not only made me realize WHY it could be so transformational for my business and life, but she also walks you through every single thing you need to know to start outsourcing! Jill covers everything you could want to know AND provides you with helpful tools and guides to get started!"
"Jill's course is packed to the gills with practical, step-by-step guides for how to find areas in your life and business that could be SAVED by outsourcing, then answering the questions of the seemingly scary transition between taking sole care of your business and helping it grow by letting someone else in! Watching her talk with her own VA, learning about how they made the transition, and hearing about troubleshooting you need to think about ahead of time just makes it all feel so doable."
I am just like you! Building my business took a lot of hard work, hustle, and heart...And I truly believe that if I can create the business of my dreams with plenty of margin in my life, you can too--and I can teach you how.
Education has been a part of my entire life, and I understand how to instruct to give my students the results you need. Teaching is my number 1 passion!
Before all this small business owner stuff...I was a teacher! For 8 years, I taught high schoolers, and I am a trained educator with 19+ years of successful teaching experience (dating all the way back to my 14 year old self teaching music lessons!).
The problem? Outsourcing isn't exactly easy. When you are starting out, it can feel like a bigger headache than it is worth. I know because I have been there! But over the past 3 years, my VA and I have developed a system that works, and saves me so much time while I make money growing my business in ways that only I can! I teach other photographers how to skip the major learning curve and outsource smoothly and seamlessly--from beginning to end. Why?
Once I hired and set up a system with my Virtual Assistant, my entire business changed. I had time to dream and grow in my business again, and was also able to cut my work hours and spend more time with my family!
You could go on wondering if you will ever have the money or time to have the business you dream of.
You could lose your passion and creativity doing day-to-day tasks for your business.
You could continue missing your LIFE because you are so busy running your business.
You could actually grow your business and make more money.
You could give more of yourself to your family and friends.
You could have freedom, flexibility, and joy in your photography business.
Q: I am a creative business owner, but I'm not a wedding photographer. Is this course for me?
A: The content of this course is highly applicable for any small creative business owner who wants to outsource, and any type of photographer! Because I am a photographer myself, the examples I use are photography- based when discussing what to outsource, but I walk my students through how to decide what to outsource in their business as well (not just what I choose to outsource).
Q: Will I get future content upgrades or additions to the course if they happen?
A: YES! Because it's a download, you have FOREVER access to the content. If any future changes, upgrades, or additions to the content come out for the course, it will go to all previously-enrolled students as well.
Q:I am a super busy business owner! How long will this course take me?
A: This is the sort of course that you could binge-watch and do all the work in one long day if you wanted. Or you could complete a lesson each day over the course of a week (or more if you needed). It is not a course you have to invest weeks into--if you were serious about the work, you could complete the course and be outsourcing within the month.
Q:What sort of technology do I need to access this course?
A: You will need a computer for this course (though you could transfer individual files to other devices). This course is a one-time download (for forever access), and because it is jam-packed, it will take about 20 minutes to download on average cable internet speed. You need to be able to unzip a file, watch .mov files, and open PDFs. It will take about 3.5 gb of storage on your computer.
Q:How do I know if my business is ready for outsourcing?
A: It is my 100% belief that your business is ready before you feel like you are at capacity and super busy. By then, you are too late and it is very hard to find the time to get outsourcing started. From the moment you feel stuck doing tasks that take time but don't necessarily move your bottom line forward, it is time to find someone else to do those jobs for you so you can do tasks that actually earn you more money!
Q:What if I have remaining questions about outsourcing after the course?
A: The exclusive Jill Gum Student Facebook community is there for this purpose! Both my Virtual Assistant (Sarah!) and I will regularly be in the group to answer follow-up questions, and we know the other students will be there to help as well! We also plan on doing follow-up Q+A videos throughout the first year after launch to help answer further questions.
Q:What is the refund policy?
A: We are so sure that if you really do the work and take the time to dig deep, this content will work for you! That being said, because of the digital download nature of this course, there will be no refunds offered at this time. Current students can reach out to Jill for further questions in this area.
Outsourcing in your business (finally getting the help your business needs to grow and thrive) takes work on the front end. Inviting someone new into your business to give you the margin you need isn't something you want to mess up. Learn from my experiences, my mistakes, and my successes. Get your time back so you can spend more time with your loved ones (and not work all evening...and weekend...). Gain time to do higher-level (and higher paying!) tasks in your business so you can make the money your family needs. This class will be your detailed roadmap. Outsourcing will take some work in the beginning, but it will pay for itself day-after-day of you living your life and loving your business!
For all small business owners looking to uplevel the way they serve and love their clients!