Do you spend more time on certain businesses than others or does it just depend on what's going on in that month or time of year? Brent: I don't know if my process is necessarily the right one. I'll be quick to say that I'm not necessarily the best biz developer. I'm not necessarily the best operations manager, so I don't spend as much time setting up the proper structure or doing the things that I really should be doing. But for me, I don't treat them respectively as sole proprietorships. I look at what I need to do for them all to succeed. Advertising Continue reading below My to-do list is segmented by business. But when it comes to what I'm going to accomplish for the day, it's really based on what's going to have the most impact for one of them. Kelsey: Yeah.
Prioritize your tasks instead of treating fax list everything the same because usually most tasks are not the same in priority and importance. Brent: Also, if you find that a business tends to take a lot of your priority, if it tends to be high on your calendar or on your list, it's probably because there's a lot of opportunities. There are lots of opportunities for improvement, opportunities for sales, opportunities for growth. If you have a certain business that really takes a lot of energy, it's because there are a lot of opportunities for you and you shouldn't ignore it. I know your businesses are virtual and you have employees all over the world, which I do too, and so does Search Engine Journal.
How has this helped your businesses grow and what are the benefits of hiring outside of the US or a combination of US and international employees? Brent: I looked at many variations between working in an office and working remotely. I looked at many of the pros and cons that people mention. You have to find, not even someone who is responsible, the feeling of saying “I'm not just completing my to-do list. Because when you're not in front of someone, you don't end up following up with them as much. Advertising Continue reading below I don't like cheap outsourcing. For me, it's really about the employee, not the price.