Common advice from business coaches to those who want to grow their business is to hire a team of people who can do the support work so you can focus your efforts on money-making tasks. In other words, don’t waste your time doing bookkeeping or answering emails because you’ll make more money selling your signature program or coaching clients.
As Amber McCue always reminds me, “focus on the hundred dollar bills”.
So how’s a business supposed to run smoothly when you’re not doing those necessary support tasks? Simple…you hire people to do those tasks for you. Some Virtual Assistants can create an organized inbox with filters, folders, and labels in mere minutes. Some Bookkeepers find joy in numbers and live for balancing your books each month. And there are still others who adore creating online content and helping customers with their questions and problems. This is the team you need to create.
If this is your excuse for not completing tasks, then it’s time to hire at least one team member. Make a list of your most pressing tasks that need doing and hire the appropriate person for the job. Start small if necessary, paying a Virtual Assistant for 5 hours a month, for instance, and then work up from there as you become more comfortable delegating tasks to her. You’ve just gained 5 hours in your month so use it wisely.
How on earth can you coach your clients while also getting prospects into your sales funnel and writing books or your signature program? You can’t because there is only ONE of you! This leads back to you doing the money-making tasks. Hire a ghostwriter to help write your book or programs; hire a Virtual Assistant to help with administrative tasks; hire a Customer Service Specialist to answer your phones and client questions. While they work, you work on building relationships with your clients and prospects. Start small when you hire a team, and build slowly.
Technology is wonderful and keeps improving daily, but who has the time to learn all these programs and apps? Canva is certainly a cool tool for designing graphics, but instead of fooling around for hours to design your book covers or social media graphics, hire a graphic designer who already knows about design and color principles and likely has the latest and greatest design program. There’s no learning curve here. You only have to explain your vision to the designer and let her take over. Again, focus on your money-making activities.
Giving up control can be intimidating, but if you have a business plan and know exactly what tasks YOU want to handle, delegation becomes much easier. If you need help planning these next steps in your business, we should definitely talk about how to hire a team and when is a good time to do it.
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