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...
I talk with women who own creative online businesses literally every day, so let me tell you—if you’ve said to yourself, “I know I need to hire a Virtual Assistant, but…” believe me. You are NOT alone. There’s no shortage of ways you could finish that sentence. That...
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...
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 there's one thing that unites every client I've ever worked with (no exaggeration), it's the fact that we all come to a point in our plans when we hit A WALL. There's some task that has to get done, but you just... don't. Maybe you feel like you CAN'T or you JUST...
If getting organized was easy then yes, of course, we’d all do it. Learning how to prioritize tasks and carry out a plan is as valuable of a skillset as any other business-building skill — right up there with the Copy & Paste command on a keyboard. Organizing your...
If you've been with me for a while, then you probably know that I'm kind of a super nerd when it comes to time-tracking. But if you're not a super nerd like me, let me break down this common scenario for you. If you have even 2 clients, you're spending at least 5...
5 Things You’re Doing Everyday That Make You Feel Overwhelmed (and What You Can Do to Regain Control)
I’m not really into generalizations, but I don’t think it’s much of a hot take to say that we live in a culture (and we’re part of an online business market) that deals with a lot of feelings of being overwhelmed. It’s a common complaint from my solopreneur clients,...
When my husband was in graduate school for English, he had a professor named Chris Bachelder who, among other things, introduced him to the concept of the “back wall”. This is one of those ideas that has now weaseled its way into our relationship short-hand, so it’s a...
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...
“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.