In your business, having too much to do and not enough time is a good problem to have. It means your business is healthy and growing.
Don’t let it trap you, however. At this point, you should be thinking about outsourcing certain low level tasks to team members and freeing up your own time to focus on the high level activities. That’s the only way to scale a business.
Watch this video to find out which roles you should hire for, and for tips to make the hiring process as smooth as possible.
One of the first roles you should hire for is administrative tasks. Responding to emails, updating spreadsheets and any repetitive task that anyone can be easily trained to do and doesn’t require a high level of thinking.
You definitely should not do these kinds of tasks yourself.
Instead, you can outsource these to a virtual assistant (VA) for as little as $3 per hour. Upwork is a popular online job board where you can hire virtual assistants to help you with admin work.
CASE STUDY: HIRING FOR FACEBOOK ADS
When I first started doing Facebook ads, I would write the ads and place them myself. I realized that while there were certain elements of the process I wanted to continue doing myself for the time being, such as writing the ad copy, the process of submitting the ad to Facebook was something I could easily outsource.
Using Jing, I made a 5 minute instructional video. I recorded myself placing a Facebook ad, I hired a virtual assistant and I sent them the video. I told them, “here’s how you do the task, now you do it.”
Then, I would use Google Docs to share the ad copy I’d written with my virtual assistant. Every time there was a new ad to place, they would receive it and get to work in submitting it to Facebook.
If you’re building a virtual organization and hiring people around the world, resources like these are invaluable.
When I started seriously scaling up the size of MOBE, another one of the first roles I hired for was sales. I would encourage you to do the same.
The simple answer is that sales, assuming you pay on commission only, is a variable cost. You pay your sales staff out of the revenue they produce. If they don’t produce any revenue, you don’t incur a cost.
This makes sales a perfect role to hire for if you don’t have a lot of cash flow. Then, with the additional revenue your sales staff will bring in, you have the cash to start hiring for other fixed cost roles.
Hiring for sales is one of the fastest ways to scale your company.
The MOBE Titanium Mastermind goes into more depth on this topic. Members learn how to start hiring and scale their businesses through successive revenue ceilings. To learn more about the Titanium Mastermind, click HERE.