You have been trying to juggle all aspects of your business by yourself and maybe even while working a 9-5. That's true for a lot, especially when just starting your business.
You are continuously stressed and overwhelmed by the growing list of things to-do and you are very upset to know that even with today's technology there still isn't an invention to make more time in the day.
You are desperate to get some assistance but you don't know where to start. You have heard or read that you should hire an assistant before you are ready to start your business but your funds aren’t agreeing with you completely or you’re not really sure if you should invest that money into someone that might not quite do the job.
You’re starting this business because you are passionate about your service and you want to make money, not spend it before you get it but to keep your business growing, you have to invest in to to see a great return.
1. Hire An Assistant
It’s just that simple.
You have so much to focus on with your business that an assistant will ease the load for you so that you are more productive and sane throughout this journey.
Also by having an assistant, you can focus on the more important things such as networking or actually providing the service.
You can hire a virtual assistant to complete just about any task for your business such as:
- social media
- responding to post, emails, or inquiries
- build your newsletter campaign
- schedule meetings
- edit and proofread documents
- streamline an electronic filing system
- create and design presentations
- maintain your website
The list can continue with the list of things they can do for your to lower your stress and help you become more productive and efficient with your time.
Get the questions I asked myself before hiring an assistant and how I knew what task to delegate. By hiring an assistant, you will get your business up and running quicker than you doing alone.
There are a numerous locations to begin your search for a virtual assistant but I personally favor:
Each platform has their own unique process to begin hiring, but most are fast and simple and you can hire someone within the same day.
2. Hire A Coach
You have decided to start your business and you know the services you want to offer, however you’re not quite sure of where to begin or how to get started.
You research different websites, read a few books or blogs, and even participate in a workshop or two.
Even though you have tried to put the pieces together, you still feel unease about what to do.
I cannot tell you how this made such a difference in my life.
I knew the process of starting business and creating a life I love wouldn’t be easy but I was up for the challenge.
After reading a ton of blogs, I figured I could do this myself with all the free information that’s posted on the internet.
Things I didn't consider:
- credentials of the blogs or bloggers
- having the pieces but not knowing how they fit together
- being inundated with information, not knowing what to focus on
I finally told myself, enough is enough and I hired my own personal coach. After my time with my coach I was palm-slap-to-the-head in disbelief of how long it took me to actually invest in myself and my company.
My coach made things so simple for me and helped me focus on the more important things and not worry so much about the less important things.
This investment alone saved me so much money as opposed to before when I was doing it on my own.
Trying to do it alone, I had a lot of trial and error moments that caused me to let money go down the drain instead of seeking help and doing it the right way, the first time around.
3. Increase Your Knowledge
In today’s world, there are so many ways you grow your knowledge on ANY particular topic. With being new to having a successful business -clearly I knew all the ways it didn’t work with my first 2 business - you can never learn enough about any subject.
It’s pretty clear cut on what you should do in this situation. Increase your knowledge and learn more.
There’s no excuse why you can’t continue to learn. With the way of the world today, you can take a class from the comfort of your own home.
Kick back, relax, and learn!
So many bloggers, educators, consultants, and coaches offer classes, materials, or programs on particular topics. You can get involved with these avenues by accessing:
- Printed Books
- Group Coaching
- Online Courses
- Self-Guided Course (check out my course on Entrepreneur Start-Up)
- Create yourself a list of things you need assistance with to efficiently run your business and topics you need to increase your knowledge.
I’ve even taken the liberty to create you your own worksheet to organize your thoughts and put it into action.
Learn from my mistakes, realize your weaknesses, and address the issues. I talk extensively about knowing yourself and accepting our weaknesses in the book Girl, Get It Together. Click here to get a preview.