E0 - Who are the Online Business Rebels?
Are you an Online Business Rebel?
In this episode I’m giving you a quick intro of the show, what we will be covering and what you can expect to hear about.
Over the next few episodes we will divind into marketing, sales, delivery, mindset and self-imrpovement and strategies for neurodiverse entrepreneurs.
I hope that you will join me on this journey together.
Links and Resources
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How I can help you
The Notion Business Hub VIP Day My Notion Templates (ready soon) Tech VA for a Day (sales page ready soon) Day of Voxer Coaching Contact Me
[00:00:00] hello. Hello and welcome to the online business rebels podcast. My name is Jess. I'm your host.
[00:00:05] And in today's trailer episode, I want to take a minute to briefly introduce you to the show and what we will be talking about. I came up with the idea for this. Already some time ago, because I really want to create the space where I can share all of my thoughts and learnings around building and growing an online business.
[00:00:25] And I also want to feature those of you that are doing it, especially those that are not really doing it the conventional way and are still having massive success. Or maybe they're having success, not in spite off, but because they are doing it their way. So we're going to be talking about all things starting, growing, and scaling an online business marketing sales delivery.
[00:00:48] Self-improvement neurodiverse brains, building inclusive businesses, finances. And so. More who am I? My name is Jessica Dornieden. That's a very funny German surname. Uh, my pronouns are she her and I work as your part-time CTO and all around tech person. And I'm also the co-founder at pristine podcasts.
[00:01:10] So I started my own personal journey into the online business world back in 2015, when I first heard about this thing called a virtual assistant, and I decided to become one of those and leave daycare behind for good, within three months of starting my techie VA service. I quit my job. I started hiring my first team members to help me with the delivery.
[00:01:37] And I built up a fully fledged agency having absolutely no clue what I'm doing and pretty much no help from anyone that's ever done it before. I did invest a lot of support at the time, but none of those people really knew what to make of an agency model because they kind of knew about online coaching and info products and that kind of stuff.
[00:01:59] So I felt a little. like I was tapping in the dark trying to figure it out. And then I found out I was pregnant. I had my son and without sharing too much detail things, weren't really going very well for me. I was sick throughout the entire pregnancy. I never really came back to normal and I did not really have the supportive network and supportive partner around me that I thought I would be having.
[00:02:23] And, that. To things going pretty downhill for me personally, professionally. And I woke up to the fact that if I wasn't going to stop putting myself first, and doing things the way that they work for me, I wasn't really going to make it. So I did, I ended up getting new clients. So ones that were earning actual money, instead of just saying that they're earning money, but then being unable to pay the bills at the end of the month, I.
[00:02:51] A lot. I help them to build up their businesses from six to seven figures, I took on more and more responsibility and suddenly it felt like this thing was really turning a corner and then started pristine podcasts with my partner to allow for us to have the podcast production, which is something we've been doing as part of our services for a long time under its own brand, instead of under our business, as it had been before.
[00:03:17] So that would make marketing a little. Easier. And I now focus on working with clients as their part-time CTR. I provide one-off techie sort of VIP days, and I do some consulting via Voxer. And obviously I do the marketing and some sales for pristine podcasts. I M a. Rebel. My Gallup strengths are activator, command, communication, positivity, and self assurance.
[00:03:46] I am a self projected projector. If you into human design, I'm an NFP. I'm supposed to be an Enneagram type four, but I also kind of score super close to a type eight and I don't a hundred percent resonate with the results still. So I'm still a little bit confused there and yeah, my brain can be a little bit special at.
[00:04:07] I'd love to tell you at this point, what I do when I take time off, but the concept of time off is one of those things that I don't do very well. I kind of consider my creative business activities, like recording this podcast my time off. And it's just stuff that I like to play with, but I don't really have that much time for in my work.
[00:04:27] so I like to use my evenings or weekends, To put out these extra things. And of course, I love to go on a nice trip. I love to see different cities, going out for dinner or a coffee with friends and lots of people that, you know, I get to meet through the different ex-pats groups and things like that.
[00:04:48] That's enough chattering. the podcast show notes will always be published on my website, which is Jessica dornieden.com and links will always be in the show notes. initially just like these episodes are just being super straightforward, me delivering helpful things to you. Um, those show notes will be pretty short and only really include the important stuff.
[00:05:10] I am not getting my team involved with editing because I want to focus my limited resources on. Recording the show and getting it up there to you. And I'm trying to really reduce the extra Pfaff. Which is something that I, to be honest, but commend everyone to do that struggles with having this like a long list of follow up steps and a long checklist.
[00:05:30] When I see a checklist with 50 items on it, I want to run a mile in the opposite direction. and I particularly think that in the early stages of you doing something, the important thing is for you to do that thing and not for you to get bogged down by all the repurposing and all the amazing things that you can be doing.
[00:05:46] That's great. If you have a team that can help you with that, that's great. If, Can justify spending all of that time on it, but in the very, very, very, very early stages, you are pretty much wasting your time, which you don't have a lot off. So that is what I'm trying to do here. I'm trying to do the things that I say you should be doing and yeah.
[00:06:08] Alrighty. that's it from me for this little intro trailer. I hope that you will continue to check out the upcoming episodes. And if you have any question or any topic that you would like me to talk about, I will always have my contact details in the show notes. And otherwise, I hope you have an amazing day and I will see you for the next one.