But building a team doesn’t have to mean you break the bank. Here are three ways I made it possible:
- I didn’t hire them all at the same time.
- They don’t work for me everyday.
- We get creative with agreements so we can work together in a mutually beneficial way.
The choice to hire
comes down to asking:
When do you want to be able to focus on your core competencies and get paid for the things
you do best?
- What do I get paid the most to do? This gives you your hourly rate.
- What am I doing in my life that is not worth my hourly rate? Make a list! Ex. Doing SEO for your content, designing a poster, editing video, doing your accounting, and/or going grocery shopping. Yep – I don’t get paid my worth for picking up food at the grocery store – actually I get paid NOTHING! And you do too!
- What can I delegate so I can focus on my core competencies and the things that I get paid my value for?
- Then bring someone in for just a short time to try them out.
Once upon a time I felt stressed when I wasn’t posting on social media, so I got on top of it. Then I felt guilty for not working on other areas of my business! Might have been easier to just quit. I've felt it.
Entrepreneurs can feel like we can’t win. BUT WE CAN!
Pick something. Two hours of cleaning a week, scheduling your posts, another day of daycare, or your next design project and hire someone to do it.
Free yourself up to do things that truly build your business.
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