Buying Yourself More Time
Money can’t buy you time, can it?
Well, when it comes to running your own business, it almost certainly can. When you set up on your own, you often have to do everything for yourself. You are designer, writer, receptionist, CEO and everything in between. You need time to make money, but you occasionally need to spend a little to have more time. Even when you start to grow and employ staff, time can be something that you are incredibly short on, and you can feel trapped. Well, here are a few of the places that you can buy yourself more time in business.
Hire a Cleaner
Whether you work from home on your own, or in an office with plenty of staff, you’ll work better and be more focused in a clean workspace. When we’re busy having the time to wash a few cups or run the hoover around at the end of the day can be impossible. But, trying to work in a messy environment can have a negative effect on your mood and give clients and customers a poor first impression of your business. There are many Benefits of using a professional office cleaning service, not least that you’ll have more time and be more focused.
Whatever kind of business you run there’s probably a large online element. The internet is a huge part of how we do business nowadays, but this can take up a considerable amount of your time. However, there are a lot of things that you can do to make this easier.
Use an email provider to send any email campaigns and updates to your customers and clients. You can schedule these to go out when you want them, without you needing to send them all individually. How much you pay depends on how many email subscribers and clients that you have.
You can also use tools to schedule website updates, social media posts and any blog posts that you want to share. This can save you massive amounts of time throughout a month. Just set a few hours a week aside to get everything set up and ready to go.
A Virtual Assistant
Sometimes, automation and scheduling tools aren’t enough, especially if your business exists solely online. Hiring a virtual assistant can save you hours every day. What they do will depend on what you need and who you hire, but some of their tasks could include replying to and sending emails, replying to social media messages, scheduling posts, writing updates and press releases, arranging meetings, social media management and looking after your online calendar.
Millions of people now work as freelancers and hiring freelance staff can be the perfect solution for a smaller business that just needs more time. You can outsource things like graphic design, web maintenance, VA work, writing, photography and plenty more. This way, you don’t need to hire in-house staff and only pay for their time and services when you need them and when you can afford them.