Are you an entrepreneur wishing for someone in your corner to make sure your business is running smoothly while you concentrate on making your customer happy and increasing your income?
As a business person, it’s impossible to be everywhere and everyone while meeting up with the demand of your business. will wear many hats (i.e., administrator, marketer, web designer, accountant etc.) but if you plan to stand the test of time, you’ll need to delegate.
Attempting to be brilliant at every role is time-consuming.
Hiring an Online Business Manager can be profitable. Let’s resolve some misunderstandings about hiring one below.
1. “I do not know if to get a Virtual Assistant or an Online Business Manager”.
If you’re looking for someone to do tasks for you that you can’t do, don’t want to do or take too long, then you need a virtual assistant. If you want someone to manage the completion of your tasks, then an online business manager is your best option.
2. “They would not understand my business”.
This is so not true! As experienced entrepreneurs themselves, a reputable business manager will have sufficient business expertise to comprehend quickly. When you work with a diverse range of companies (from varying industries) the skills honed along the way are easily transferable. In short, a good business manager will make it their business to understand yours.
3. “I can do all myself”.
You absolutely can but at what price and time? Working in your business instead of on it? Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Using an online business manager can free you from the day-to-day management of your business. This helps you to focus on nurturing your clients, nailing those financial goals and carving out some guilt-free time out to do whatever you want.
4. “I cannot afford an Online Business Manager”
These days you can’t afford not to have one. Is your time really best spent managing your virtual team, checking in on deadlines, managing launches and scheduling appointments? Freeing yourself from daily tasks allows you to focus on income generating activities.
5. “It is easier to employ”.
When it comes to business management, hiring a direct employee can be much more restricting. You will have legal and financial obligations that may be more of a headache than it’s worth. Hiring an online business manager can free up your schedule from anywhere between 20 and 45 hours every month. No office space needed, no medicals, no trainings, no benefits etc. You know how much you’re investing and your business manager generally works from his or her own office – leaving you in peace to focus on the tasks you love doing.
6. “I could get it done by the time I spent explaining”.
True but with a good business manager you’ll only need to tell them once. From that point forward, they will manage things without you even having to think about it. Imagine painstaking tasks scheduled according to their frequency, dealt with in advance and the peace of mind that comes along with it all.
7. “I cannot commit myself to hiring an Online Business Manager”.
You don’t need to. That’s the beauty of working with a flexible business manager. Instead of lengthy contracts, negotiate a smaller time period (i.e., 3 months). A small commitment allows your online business manager to make a real impact on your schedule, your business and your future growth.
8. “I need someone in the office”.
Why? If you need someone to answer your calls, you can have those calls directed to you OMB’s office. If you need some face-to-face time, use WhatsApp or Skype.
As you can see from the above, the value far outweighs the risk.
Some task we help you with:
• Creating/updating/maintaining databases and CRMs
• Collating business cards into an Excel sheet for uploading to CRMs or address books
• Data entry
• Online research /Data mining
• Typing up notes
• Minute taking
• Social media set up/maintenance/content research/scheduling
• Facebook, Twitter or Google ads – creating, monitoring and analysing
• Forum commenting/monitoring
• Setting up LinkedIn groups
• Photoshop work
• Marketing – creating sales pages/squeeze pages/pop up email boxes
• Creating/editing/formatting templates and guides
• Chasing outstanding invoices
• Diary/calendar management – scheduling meetings, syncing with devices, adding upcoming events
• Email management
• Writing/editing/formatting reports and presentations
• Researching/making travel and accommodation arrangements
• Blog set up/writing/SEO/editing/scheduling
• Website set up/writing/SEO/editing/scheduling
• Newsletter set up/writing/autoresponders/editing/maintenance/scheduling
• Gmail set up, importing and creating labels/filters/folders
• Designing/formatting infographics, logos, banners, social media profile images
• Working with and coordinating the technology that you don’t like.