We do not have to do all the technical slog ourselves, I have a wonderful solution but first let me set the scene.
It recently hit me that I used to be called “the queen of delegation” and that I had now become an “S”. Of the four quadrants “S” is the one I least want to be in. It is the toughest and one I once had moved right away from.
For anyone not familiar with what an “S” is, it is from the book The Cashflow Quadrant™ by Robert Kiyosaki. If you have not read this book please go over to my post Learning from the book The Cashflow Quadrant™ – Part 2
An “S” is a self employed person and this includes small business owners who are still working in their business (as opposed to on it). Often these people hold beliefs such as they have to do it all themselves or no one can do it as good as them. I don’t fit into that boat I simply don’t have anyone to delegate to – or so I thought.
I came online in January 2010. I did this to grow my Network Marketing Business but I must confess I have spent all that year learning. To put this in perspective I had a lot to learn. I was what most people would call “technically challenged”. I am a professional (CPA/ Financial Planner) and business woman who had PAs and staff to delegate to since I was very young. Someone else did my typing, sent my emails and backed me up. So here I was early this year a technophobic wanting to start an Internet Marketing business.
I thank the Universe for the teachers that came into my life. Seriously I did not know what a plug-in was, a widget or how to upload a photo.
But here I am 10 months later with a blog that I built, videos online, and loving social media. I am glad I persevered however I am over doing all the backroom stuff. I don’t have staff to delegate to nor do I want to employ people in that capacity again. I kept hearing people talking about Virtual Assistants (VA) and started to think that was an option for me. It seemed to make sense hiring someone from overseas as the rates are very affordable.
I did some research on this possibility but kept coming up with people who were very qualified in one or two areas only. How would I find someone who can do it all? Hmm…. probably just like in conventional business when we are employing someone you do not get people who excel in every area. I also am not sure if I have enough work to keep one person busy on a full time basis.
Then the perfect answer was presented to me through a new service which offered a monthly subscription and gave you access to their team of VAs to help with technical and SEO. This means there are people with varying talents. It also means that someone else finds me the perfect person to do whatever it is I require. Hey no managing staff myself. I think this is such a good service.
If you are still unsure if you are ready to outsource please watch my short video here where I share with you what Robert Kiyosaki said to me in 1992 when I first me him.
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