2 Seas Represents: World Excl English, Chinese simplified and Japanese Rights.
Rights sold: Japan (Direct Publishing), Chinese simplified rights.
Updated, 2016 edition: bonus section including new case studies and several new chapters—50,000+ copies sold of the original, 2014 edition
Hit #1 in 4 Amazon categories upon its launch; consistently ranks in their Top 5 for the Outsourcing and Team Building categories.
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
Think about the most useful book you’ve ever read. It will now become the second most useful. Ducker says work and success only breed more work and success, and he couldn’t be more right. This is the field guide for building a team, outsourcing, and taking back control of your life. – Jay Baer – NY Times bestselling author of ‘Youtility’
Your small business won’t grow without a team behind you. Chris Ducker has written a step-by-step guide to building and managing a virtual team machine. Follow his framework and watch your enterprise grow into your dream business. – Melinda Emerson – Forbes #1 Influential Woman Entrepreneur & Bestselling author of ‘Become Your Own Boss in 12-Months’
Who would you rather trust to learn about building a virtual team, to help grow your business? Someone who ‘talks’ about outsourcing, or someone who LIVES it? Chris Ducker lives it – everyday – and this book proves it! – Derek Halpern – Founder, SocialTriggers.com
The world of business no longer has borders, or cubicle walls to get in the way of anyone, anywhere in the world from building the successful business they’ve always dreamed of. Chris Ducker lives what is between these pages and you’d be hard pressed to find a happier and successful entrepreneur out there! Stop giving up on your dreams and begin living them! – C.C. Chapman – Bestselling co-author of ‘Content Rules’ & Chief Marketing Officer, YSN
One thing I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is that the biggest difference between world changing businesses and people and everyone else, comes down to the right team and the right systems. Chris is a master at both. He’s been an amazing guy to learn from and our business and movement is a lot stronger as a result. Very worth reading! – Scott Dinsmore – Founder of LiveYourLegend.net
At first, the amount of impressive work Chris Ducker is able to accomplish seems superhuman. Blogging, podcasting, writing books, managing a 200+ person company, running a co-working space – he does it all. But then you realize he has a secret… Chris uses a small army of virtual staff to make these superhuman feats possible. Luckily, through the pages of Virtual Freedom, Chris is sharing his secrets with the rest of us! Read this book to get your own superhuman powers! – Corbett Barr – Co-Founder, Fizzle.co
Entrepreneurs often suffer from “superhero syndrome” – the misconception that to be successful, they must do everything themselves. Not only are they the boss, but also the salesperson, HR manager, copywriter, operations manager, online marketing guru, and so much more. It’s no wonder why so many people give up the dream of starting a business – it’s just too much for one person to handle.
But outsourcing expert and ”Virtual CEO,” Chris Ducker knows how you can get the help you need with resources you can afford. Small business owners, consultants, and online entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone when they discover the power of building teams of virtual employees to help run, support, and grow their businesses.
Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business is the step-by-step guide every entrepreneur needs to build his or her business with the asset of working with virtual employees. Focusing on business growth, Ducker explains every detail you need to grasp, from figuring out which jobs you should outsource to finding, hiring, training, motivating, and managing virtual assistants.
With additional tactics and online resources, Virtual Freedom is the ultimate resource of the knowledge and tools necessary for building your dream business with the help of virtual staff.
2 Seas Agency represents foreign rights on behalf of an exciting variety of publishers, agents and authors coming from all corners of the globe.
Based in Ojai, California, it was founded in June 2011 by Marleen Seegers and Derek Dodds, two passionate, multilingual publishing professionals with over 20 years of combined experience on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Asia.
Besides the two most important international book fairs, held in Frankfurt and London, we attend local book fairs such as the Book Expo America in New York and the Bienal do Livro in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. Previous book fair participations also include the Beijing International Book Fair and the Moscow Book Fair. Additionally, we regularly meet with European publishers in their hometown, such as Paris and Amsterdam.
"Marleen is a wonderful foreign agent. She is kind, punctual, communicative, hard working and very good at what she does. I am lucky to work with her!" ~ Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, Psychologist, Relationship Coach and Author, USA
"Once again, your work amazes me. Everything about it. The quality of your website, your submissions, your way of communicating, the angles with which you approach literature as well as your commercial sense. Finally, a breath of fresh air among our old methods!" ~ Zéline Guéna, Literary Scout, France
"Congratulations for all the new titles you are taking on, I really admire the way you are building up your business. You really are an inspiration!" ~ Evangelia Avloniti, Owner, Ersilia Literary Agency, Greece
"We adore your fresh and energetic way to sell rights!" ~ Iina Tikanoja, Foreign Fiction Editor, Gummerus Publishers, Finland