He starts leveraging virtual assistants way before they became mainstream to serve his real estate business. After discovering the need for this on a much larger scale, he starts a company focused on helping other companies do the same.
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- Daniel was fired from every job he ever had. He always wanted to be an entrepreneur.
- He went to college, got a finance degree, and got a job in a bank. Daniel kept changing his corporate jobs until one time, his raise wasn’t big enough at the end of the year. He decided to quit and never be an employee again.
- Daniel bought a house around that time and saw that even though the real estate broker only spent a day with him, he got a lot of money from the sale.
- He decided to be a real estate agent. He started Ramsey Real Estate Group which was a boutique real estate brokerage doing mortgages and real estate. It was in 2003 when the market was on fire.
- Daniel used virtual assistants for his real estate business since 2007. In 2008 his friend asked him if he could get him some virtual assistants too. He agreed but charged him a fee because it was very hard at the time to find good virtual assistants. In the end, he found 17 virtual assistants for his friend’s business and realized that he had a new business.
- His real estate business was not doing well around that time, so he focused on his new VA company.
- He built a website and started offering the product. At the time not many people knew what a virtual assistant was, but the idea caught on fast.
- Soon, MyOutDesk became the highest-rated virtual assistant company in the marketplace.
- They offer 3 types of virtual assistants: admin, marketing assistant, or a prospecting person.
- According to Daniel, Upwork and Fiverr are like dating companies, dealing with mostly short term jobs, while they are like a marriage company.
- MyOutDesk operates in the Philippines as a corporation and as an LLC in the US.
- They have a management team and a leadership team in the Philippines who work to help find talent for them.
- Andy is positive about the future as the pandemic has changed the online workspace. In 2018, 5% of people worked from home but now it is 50%. He is expecting more work for his company.
- Who is your success role model? Zig Ziglar
- What is your biggest success? The ability to help people and provide great service to them.
- What does a typical day look like for you? He wakes up, spends some time with his family, and gets into his hot tub to read. Then he starts to work from home.
- What’s your favorite quote? “Anytime you solve a problem, you have an opportunity to build a business. The bigger the problem, the larger the business.”
- What are your hobbies? He likes wrestling and charity work.
- What is the best business book you’ve read? George Samuel Clason- The Richest Man in Babylon
- If there was one key piece of advice you could leave our listeners with about achieving success, what would it be? Get into action, that is the only way to learn as an entrepreneur.
About ur Guest, Daniel Ramsey
Daniel Ramsey is the founder & CEO of MyOutDesk, the highest-rated Virtual Assistant company in the marketplace with over 400 hundred 5-star reviews, and over 13 years of experience serving more than 5000 clients.
He founded MyOutDesk during the last global financial crisis of 2008 to help businesses leverage the remote workplace and scale businesses with virtual assistants. “There’s a better way to do business than running all day playing catch up. It’s all about leverage – and hiring a virtual assistant is how you get it. This is where real growth starts.”
In 13 years with MyOutDesk, Daniel has helped thousands of clients scale their businesses and grow profitability. He has worked with some of the largest companies in some of the fastest-growing industries.
Daniel has had the opportunity to work with many of the largest sales organizations, technology startups, insurance, real estate, and healthcare companies, and he’s willing to share those lessons with you.