Episode 054 – Take These Foundational Steps & Level Up Your Digital Agency

Welcome to Episode #054 of The Digital Agency Insiders Podcast – Take These Foundational Steps & Level Up Your Digital Agency

Today’s featured guests are Valerie Jennings and Johnna Londen.

In this episode, Valerie and Johnna talk about how they help clients scale their business through the services they provide. They also shared their long and interesting business journey.

Valerie and Johnna are the co-founders of The Online Business Guru — A digital Marketing service that helps clients manage and grow their business.

Here’s just a taste of what we talked about today:

Valerie and Johnna shared how they moved to Mexico to start a business.

Valerie’s parents were in their 60’s when they decided to move to Mexico. Back then, Valerie’s job was at a dead end and her husband was an insurance adjuster so all he needed was an airport to work. They packed up everything, took a leap of faith, and moved to Mexico. Then started Computers 101 which is an in-home computer repair business.

Johnna and her husband, on the other hand, had a business that took a toll because of 9/11. They liquidated everything, paid their debts, and decided to have a vacation in Mexico.

But it wasn’t exactly the vacation they had in mind. When they got to Mexico, they were robbed and ended up on a wild adventure. They soon visited one of their friends who told them to stay a bit longer so they could meet Valerie. The two ladies eventually met and instantly clicked.

Since then Valerie and Johnna have been sharing a house and both work together in building and growing their business.

And then, we talked about how they built their business. Was this something that they yearned for ever since?

Valerie’s father was a marine and always told her “You can survive, get on your feet, & do anything if you just set your mind to it.”

She was raised by her parents to be very independent. And she always had that ability of finding new things to do.

Johnna’s father, on the other hand, always told her “You’re going to learn how to do this, how to take care of yourself, you’re not going to need to rely on anybody, and you’re not going to need to count on anybody”.

That translated into owning a business so she doesn’t have to worry about whether someone would pay her.

Both of these women had always worked on creating something that they loved doing. And this is why their businesses just work. Even all of their personality & ability test results say they are two halves of the same whole.

We also discussed a few other fun topics, including:

  • How did Valerie and Johnna shift into becoming VA’s after running Computers 101 for 10 long years?
  • What are the services Online Business Guru provide for coaches and entrepreneurs?
  • What does the OBG process look like once they onboarded a client?
  • Online Business Guru’s main outreach method.
  • Why do businesses need to hire someone who is an expert, rather than trying to do everything on their own?
  • The types of systems Valerie and Johnna recommend for businesses.
  • Tips for boosting social media following.

All that and more…But you’ll have to watch or listen to the episode to hear about those!

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