Welcome—I’m so excited you’re here!!

I have seen the power of this job posting formula dozens of time. My postings usually receive between 40 and 60 applications. And just this summer, I posted an opening for a project manager for one of my clients and 68 people applied! 

The more applicants you get for your job posting, the better your chances of finding a phenomenal new team member. At the same time, it can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, I’ve got your back and I’ll have resources at the end of the challenge to help you with all that selecting candidates for interviews and hiring the best entails. 

Your pre-challenge assignment is to decide which role you’re going to be working on for the challenge.

For some of you, this might be easy... you know you need a virtual assistant or a writer or a social media manager. 

But for others, this might take some reflection… That’s why I’m sharing a few tips to make deciding a bit easier. 

  1. Use process mapping to discover everything you’re doing for two or three projects that you do on the regular (create and promote a new blog post, update old posts for SEO, etc.)

  2. Reflect on your Zone of Genius and figure out which aspects you love and want to do and which you can’t stand. The stuff you’d never like to do again. 

  3. Write out all the roles you could use. I like to draw out an organizational chart where I’m at the top and then I list out all the roles that would report to me eventually if I had my ideal business. 

  4. Prioritize the roles by ranking them. Which one do you need to hire first in order to take the pressure off you and allow you to pursue other projects and opportunities? What one role would help you take your blog to the next level the most? 

Some common roles bloggers get help with: 

Virtual Assistant to help with scheduling and provide customer service. 

Project Manager to keep the editorial calendar and all the moving pieces organized. 

Social Media Manager to consult on strategy and create social content. 

Writer/Editor to draft blog posts, emails and social media copy.

A couple tips for getting the most out of this challenge… 

  • Block 20 to 30 minutes on your calendar every day during the challenge so that you’re carving out the space you need to work on your job posting.

  • Try using a timer. Personally, I get more done faster when I put a timer on myself, even if it’s my phone timer. There’s something about having that little deadline on me that helps me stay focused on the task at hand.