Over the course of my professional career, I’ve worked with a number of types of people, ranging from pharmacists to store managers and dentists, to IT professionals to jewelry makers and beyond. I may not know much about the professional how-to of their businesses but I know the people side of business. I’ve helped moms who work from home custom-making clothes, bags and stationery, find crafty workers who can help them hands-on with their work.
While I know that almost every business needs help with delegating or with the people that work with them, there are certain people I feel called to work with.
The women I work with are so busy they can’t see straight, who truly want to make a difference in the lives of others, love to break out of the mold to do their own thing, and hate corporate stiffness because they know there is a more humane way to live and work. They are also truly talented and have been successful in their businesses but need help because they are ready to go from business to unstoppable phenom.
No one who has risen to greatness has done it all alone.
When you’re going it alone, it can be overwhelming to find help. And I know that you’ve seen all over the place people telling you:
“You need an assistant!”
“Outsource! Outsource! Outsource!”
But really does any of that hype tell you how to find help. Sometimes I want to shake my hand at the internet and say “Stop yelling at me and hold my hand step-by-step while I do this!”
So I’ve recently been building a course to get entrepreneur’s the help they need to hire help. I’ve had a number of people helping me including:
- my copywriter, who seems to be able to finish sentences that I can’t pull out of my own head: Tiffany Clarke Harrison
- my V.A., Lauren Haugh
- my website person, Amanda Farough, and her developer Sarah
- The team at Ruzuku helping me build my course (my course will be on their platform.)
- my brainstorming coach, Victoria Prozan McGlinn, helping me clarify and name the course.
- my accountability partner, Lynn Terry, helped keep me on track.
- And the whole thing started with the push from Erica Lyremark’s Hustle Your Business Course. I can’t even think of a way to tell you how fantastic it is.
When you first start thinking about help for a small, virtual based business, many of you might say “Wow, that seems like a lot of people helping just you.”
Having an assistant and having help is two different things. We’ve unfortunately gotten into this mindset where an assistant has to sit in our office and work for us for 40 hours a week. To be honest, in our internet businesses, that’s just not true.
A good assistant is worth her weight in gold but you can’t expect one person to be able to help you with every single aspect of your business. Finding a great assistant for everyday tasks is so much easier than trying to find a “perfect” person who does every task you don’t like in one warm body.
What type of people do you like to work with you or for you?