This model is ideal when you are looking for consistent income, and would prefer not to incur a lot of risk. It’s also great when you don’t have a lot of money to spend on the marketing side of things.In this model you serve in 2-3 businesses in a fractional, part time or full time capacity. If it fits for you to go full time with someone, you will have the least amount of risk and the greatest amount of income with the least amount of complexity. Going full time in the right size business can be a big blessing.About 70% of people who come through my Director of Operations program start out here, and it allows them to get practical experience so they can determine later if they want to do something else. As a Director of Operations, a retainer model brings you consistent revenue, and you will be making anywhere from $2500-$8000/month as a retainer as you oversee the operations, lead the project management, lead the operational strategy, and oversee team members. This is the beginning of an executive strategic partnership in a business.Your next step: Learn about the Director of Operations Certification so that you can step into a retainer model business with confidence.
This model is perfect for someone who likes variety and doesn’t want to stick around inside a business long-term. You love leading teams and you enjoy creating systems and processes. You also are highly skilled at making sure a project doesn’t just get started but also gets completed (with excellence).In this model, you have more time flexibility than some of the others, but you will need to spend a decent amount of time on marketing and building relationships. This will ensure a steady stream of referrals and leads coming your way. Your next step: Learn about the Director of Operations Certification so that you can step into a project model business with confidence.
In this model, you will be building a team within your own business. There are a few ways this can look, but one way is that you are able to offer your clients DOO services plus implementation. Instead of managing their team for the implementation, you would be providing the team through your agency. Another way to do this is to build a team of DOOs, and as the owner, you would match DOOs to clients. You would likely have particular systems and processes in place so that all clients are being served in a consistent way by your team.In an agency model, you will need to feel comfortable with marketing, since your goal would be to continue to build up your client base and expand your agency. You will need to be a strong leader and strategist, and have the ability to manage up and down at the same time. Additionally, you will likely be having a higher demand on your time than perhaps a project or product model business. However, this model can be financially lucrative since you are leveraging a team to serve a higher number of clients. Your next step: Learn about the Director of Operations Certification so that you can step into an agency model business with confidence.
In this model, you will use your operations expertise to create a product (typically digital) such as a course, toolkits/dashboards, or memberships. With your operations experience, you may have found a system or process that can be implemented or taught in a product-based way, and you’re ready to put this out into the world.Most people entering the product model will have started out in one of the other models first in order to hone their zone of genius before creating a product. In this model, you must be ready to spend time, energy, and money on marketing and visibility. You will need to grow an audience in order to sell this product to them, and it may take longer to reach the income goals you have than some of the other models.However, this model is the most flexible when it comes to your time, as you will typically not be working for clients or an employer. Instead, your time will be focused on marketing and delivering the product to your end customer.Your next step: Learn about the Director of Operations Certification so that you can step into a product model business with confidence. (Note: the DOO Certification does not teach you how to build a digital product business, but ti will help you establish your operations expertise so that you can then step into a product model if you wish).