When you start your own business, of course you have a sense of ownership and protection over your work; as you should.
However, if you’re doing something right and you’re maintaining a steady income, there may come a time when everything will become too much for one person to handle alone.
When you get to that stage in your business, that’s when it’s time to delegate.
Delegating necessary tasks, that don’t need to be done by you, will highly increase your productivity.
Why? Because, this will allow you to spend more time on those jobs that require your expertise and skill.
How do you delegate your tasks? Because of the awesome technological advances we have at our disposal, you actually have a few options on how to go about this part.
One of the most common ways to do this today is to hire a virtual assistant.
You’re definitely not obligated to hire someone that is remote, who you may never meet, but it is a very easily accessible option.
Depending on your trade, you can find a virtual assistant for just about any administrative task these days.
Whether you need a bookkeeper, someone to update a website, take over your social media or write blogs for you to keep your site updated, you can find someone to fit your specific needs.
You can look for someone online via Craigslist, FIVERR, Upwork, various Facebook Groups. You can even ask around. You may have friends who know someone who is a virtual assistant.
If you’re more traditional and would prefer someone to physically help you out, or if that’s what your trade requires, you can scout out some local talent.
You could post openings on Craigslist, Facebook local job boards or even get really traditional and hang a sign in the window.
This point is not about where you find your help, just that when it’s time, you do it.
One thing to remember as you work and create your systems is this, while it may seem tedious in the beginning, it’ll be a life saver for you and your business.
You need to have documents of procedures in place to make for a smoother transition when you’re going to bring someone on board.
You want things to be clear across the board and make sure that everyone is on the same page so you’ll need everyone to be following the same rules and have clearly defined roles.
Look into project management software such as Asana or Trello for keeping everyone in sync.
You don’t want to build this amazing empire and then watch it fall because you tried to do everything and be everywhere.
You specialize in something so do that thing and do it well. You can either do one thing really great or several things just OK.
If you’ve got an overflow of work, get your productivity up by asking for help and start delegating.
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Have a great, productive week guys!