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Avoiding Overwhelm With Automation, Ep. 15
Episode 1516th November 2020 • Yes, I Work From Home • April K Malone
00:00:00 01:10:35

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Rachelle Deem is an automation and integration specialist from Australia who specializes in helping female entrepreneurs put some of the more mundane or manual tasks of their day-to-day work on autopilot in order to free up more time to scale their business. She's very well versed in many of the course creation all-in-one portals as she helps clients as they transfer from one to another and integrate different pieces together. In this episode, Rachelle shares how she was able to very gradually switch over from her desk job of 25 years to working from home as a virtual assistant on her own schedule after she had her sixth child. She's moved her home office around to different parts of her house and has also moved into more of a consulting role as she is building a team to help as she scales her own business. She divides her week into two parts, three days where she's working in her business, like an employee, and two days where she's focusing on her own self care as well as working on more of the big picture aspects of her business as the CEO. 

April and Rachelle met in a networking portion of an online conference, and April met with Rachelle virtually a few weeks later for a "tech breakthrough session" where they were able to talk about which products and services April was interested in working with after deliberating over the choices for several months. They settled on using a lesser known site called Simplero for hosting her website and some of the other projects, courses, and membership options for Yes, I Work From Home that are coming soon. The conversation focuses a lot on some different ways female entrepreneurs and small business owners in general can work to avoid getting to the point of overwhelm through things like automating scheduling and some email responders and such by freeing up more time for other tasks or time for self care or family.

Rachelle Deem: https://www.rachelledeem.com/

You can check out her free resources such as the Ultimate Automation Tools Guide here:

https://www.rachelledeem.com/resources

If anyone would like to check out Simplero, the site that both Rachelle and April use, here's April's referral code: https://smpl.ro/al/OKVv9v_e/19136

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