One of the greatest aspects of owning an online business has to be the ability to set your own schedule. For me, time freedom—setting my own hours—was the big dream, and I know plenty of other online business owners who want the same thing. But if your dream got a...
Does the coronavirus pandemic have you afraid to make new offers online? Does selling your services as an online entrepreneur suddenly feel different? Scarier? I've heard a few variations of this fear in the past few weeks. Maybe you're telling yourself: "Nobody is...
A few days ago, I asked people in one of my communities how they were experiencing the stress of the pandemic in their businesses. One of the most common responses I got was that people are feeling a lot of extra pressure right now. Pressure to: Be more visible Have...
Often, organization doesn’t feel easy for creative online entrepreneurs like you. When you’re multipassionate, trying to corral those exciting and brilliant ideas can feel like herding (mental) cats. Let me ask you a question: does managing your business feel more...
A few weeks ago, I was having one of those days. My kids woke up feeling argumentative, so they were talking back at every available opportunity. I realized I forgot to pick up my prescription the day before and I ran out of my meds. My schedule was packed to the...
I've been thinking a lot lately about Buffer Time. White Space. Unscheduled Time. Whatever you want to call it, it's something I'm a little bit obsessed with right now (because I'm kind of hoarding it, but that's just where I am ATM.) pretend the ring is free time,...
HERE'S A FUN EXERCISE: I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT TWO DIFFERENT TIMES IN YOUR LIFE. First, think about a time in your life when you felt WAY too busy. Maybe you had toddlers running around. Maybe your business was starting to take off and you couldn’t quite keep up...
If you've been hanging out with me (virtually) for any length of time, then you probably know I'm a big fan of time blocking (and its time-management cousin, time-batching) as a way to help business owners get control of their time and improve work-life balance. If...
Whether you work at home as a remote job or you own your own business, the fantasy (or reality) of having control over your time is a huge appeal of working from home. After all, one of the great work-from-home benefits is the ability to create your own schedule,...
By now, you might have heard of Gretchen Rubin and her idea of the Four Tendencies. If you’re not familiar with it, you can learn more about it here. I’ve been a fan of Gretchen Rubin and her podcast (Happier) and her books for a few years, but I’ll admit that I’ve...
“Kate saves my sanity as I run my business.”
Kate is a super-multi-talented and versatile VA. There’s nothing she can’t do, and if you know you’re going to have different assistance needs, she’s the person to hire. Kate set up the entire flow and design for my online course. The course documents are beautiful and the client flow is easy and intuitive. What’s special about Kate is that she can fully organize the tech side of your business AND create aesthetically pleasing graphics and PDFs. And she’s a dream to work with.
– MAY FLAM, THE “HEAL YOUR WORK LIFE” COACH
“I trust and rely on her as my right-hand lady.”
Kate is like an angel from the heavens. She’s just *so good* at what she does and cares *so much* about the quality of her work – and the results I see in my business! – that I’m going to make her work with me forever. She’s always looking to lighten my load, making my launches, processes and systems both easier and more impactful than anything I can do on my own. I really trust and rely on her as my right-hand lady.
– MICHELLE WARD, THE WHEN I GROW UP COACH
“With her support i market more consistently and spend more time focusing on clients.”
I was at a point in my business where if it wasn’t urgent, it wasn’t happening. Tasks would roll-over on my to-do list month after month until I ended up with a huge backlog of things to catch up on. Enter Kate. With her support I market more consistently, spend more time focusing on clients, and have help when special projects come up. I love knowing that when a new thing comes up I can file it under “Kate can handle that.”
– LAURA SIMMS, YOUR CAREER HOMECOMING
“I could not have made it happen without her.”
Kate helps me clarify my goals, brings new ideas and expertise to my project, and assists me in settings deadlines and tasks in a way that made a project that felt like a pipe dream into a reality. It is not an exaggeration to say that I could not have made it happen without her.
– TINA CAHALAN-JONES, SLAVES TO SOLDIERS PROJECT
“She helped me not just plan…but helped me feel even more excited about my project.”
I appreciated how enthusiastic Kate was about my project. She helped me not just plan my tasks and set deadlines, but helped me feel even more excited about my project. I would enthusiastically recommend this service to other creative entrepreneurs.
– CHRISTEN MCGEE, CURIOUS JOURNALS
“Kate is top notch in both the image i want to create for my shop and in providing the service that i expect to be delivered.”
Kate is top notch in both the image I want to create for my shop and in providing the service that I expect to be delivered. She looks for ways to improve my business, makes suggestions and doesn’t wait for me to give her directives as she takes the initiative herself. I wholeheartedly wish she could work for me full time!
– ANNE HENDERSON, EWEBIQUITOUS FIBER ARTS
“I’m on a roll and super focused thanks to Kate.”
Thanks to a brilliant couple of hours with Kate Hutcheson, I have a whole re-organized set of packages that I’m REALLY excited about. I’m on a roll and super focused thanks to Kate. Feels so great to be going into November with a clear head and an organized business!
– Emily R. Halpern, A Creative Consultancy
“I’m charging more, giving myself more time, and feeling much more confident and relaxed!”
Working with Kate helped me figure out that I was basically short-changing myself by about 3-6 months on my client contracts. Now I’m charging more, giving myself more time, and feeling much more confident and relaxed!
– Natalie DeGoey, ndg creative
“Because of our planning session, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.”
Before my session with Kate, I had these looming things that I needed to do for my business and I was feeling the weight and guilt of my inability to get them done. Kate was able to take these giant projects, define them clearly and break them down into steps so that I knew exactly which step to take next. Because of our planning session, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.