Starting your own business can be a lonely, lonely time. Often you’ll spend long hours brainstorming your idea, creating the first prototype (physical or virtual) and if you’re lucky you’ll meet a business soul mate who becomes a partner or co-founder.
For most of my work-for-myself career I’ve been alone, no co-founder, no partners and it was always difficult.
Not only has it taken an emotional toll (we really are social creatures) but I did everything in my business from the highest level (like forming a new marketing campaign) to the lowest level (like researching spam filters for my email account).
Even early on I knew there had to be a better way…
Then one day I discovered outsourcing and slowly began adapting to delegation as a way of life. Two years later I switched gears from a social marketing business to building a company that connects busy people with virtual assistants.
I can’t imagine where I would be if I hadn’t learned to let go of the unimportant “reigns” and focus on the 20% of my day that really matters. I’m just too spastic and ADD to be able to focus on boring crap for any period of time (unfortunately this crap has to be done regardless).
Anyways, this post has been a long time coming. In it I will do three things:
A) I’ll try and convince you why no matter how small of a startup you are, you need some help
B) I will break down all the ways you can un-island-ize (my word) your business
C) I will try and get you to let us at Zirtual find you that perfect assistant who will make all your worldly cares go away.
People often ask me “how I make money online”, well I can tell you one thing – it’s not this blog, it’s my business. Support me, support my business. It’s as simple as that – or you can just send me lovely notes, I also love that. Regardless, this is a lesson that every would-be entrepreneur and full blown business owner needs to hear… no startup is an island.