08 Oct Stop Working Solo!
Do you want to have more time to enjoy your business and that thing that you used to call a life before your business took it over? Most people who go into business for themselves do so because they want to stop working in a traditional environment, and they want to become their own boss. For those who initially choose the route of a solo entrepreneur, it can be a lonely road packed with too much work. Working solo might be fine for some types of businesses, but most people are going to need to delegate and mete out some of the work.
Benefits of Having Others Help with Your Business
Of course, the biggest benefit is that you are going to be able to get a break! How long have you been doing everything for your business, from making the products to blogging and marketing and writing emails and taking care of all of the daily tasks? Not to mention, you are probably the one who is taking care of the books as well. You are just one person doing the job of many, and it is going to wear you thin before long. This means that your business could suffer, and your dream of creating a real way of making money is over. You do not want that to happen, so think about hiring others, at least on a freelance basis.
When you hire freelancers for jobs, you do not have to put them on your actual payroll, and you only have to pay them for the work that they do. Thus, if you have a freelancer working on your blog posts three times a week, you only have to pay for those three posts rather than having someone on staff whose only job is to write for you. You could hire this type of freelancer to help with marketing and in other areas too. It is possible to hire freelancers for building your site, working on your graphics, and much more.
This will give you more time to work on other aspects of your business so that you can grow it. It also gives you more time to catch your breath.
Have you used freelancers before, or have you had to hire some fulltime staff for what you thought was going to be a solo business? Or do you have fears about letting others help with your business? What have your experiences been? Is life a bit better now that you have some time to relax?