Today I am excited to introduce today’s featured guest, Daniel Gefen. Daniel is the host of the Can I Pick Your Brain podcast, as well as the founder of Jet Virtual, a telephone answering service and virtual office business with locations all over the world. He is also the cofounder of Get Featured, which helps small brands go from obscurity to celebrity. Although he’s built a successful career, Daniel has certainly had his ups and downs, which we will get into today.
At the age of 23, Daniel had a six-figure salary...right before he went broke and was evicted onto the streets of California with his wife and son. They returned to London where he took a job as a cashier for about a year before he couldn’t take it anymore and just had to get back to being an entrepreneur. Daniel started Jet Virtual and through persistence and a lot of cold calling, he grew the business.
All was going well until one of his key team members abruptly quit and his landlord sold the building and he was told he needed to vacate the space. After those two blows, he wasn’t sure that he was going to be able to run the business, but then he got the idea to outsource his business to one of his competitors, and this allowed him to scale faster and eliminate his staff and equipment, thereby freeing him up to work from anywhere. Using this approach, he spent a year working out of a hotel lobby before he semi-retired on passive earnings at age 31.
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How Jet Virtual works, and how it's possible to find success by outsourcing your business.
- Why creating a sense of urgency is crucial for reaching your goals.
- The value of outsourcing the “grunt work” to free up time to build your business.
- How to structure your business model to still be profitable while outsourcing.
- Important characteristics to have in a business partnership.
- Why Daniel’s biggest piece of parting advice is to constantly produce content.
Featured On The Show:
- Connect with Daniel: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook
- Can I Pick Your Brain Podcast
- Jet Virtual
- Jet Answering Services
- Jet Offices
- Get Featured