Managing your business can feel exhausting. I'm not talking falling asleep before you get to the end of this week's episode of Yellowstone exhausted. I'm talking it's Monday morning and you just have SO.MANY.THINGS. on your to do list that you can't even bear to open your lap top. That mental exhaustion that makes you feel burnt out and uninspired.
Wouldn't it feel good if you going just pass off that list to someone else? If that sounds like you, let me introduce you to the superhero of entrepreneurs - the Online Business Manager!
What is an Online Business Manager?
An online business manager (OBM) is a contractor or freelancer who you can bring on to help run your operations more efficiently and effectively. They can also help you create and implement systems, making it easier for you to focus on the parts of your business that make you happy!
An OBM brings a level of experience to the table that many business owners may not have. For example, an OBM may have worked with a variety of different types of tech platforms, and would be able to suggest the right one for you or your business. Some OBM's have specialized skill sets like funnel building or launch management that can be tremendously valuable.
The right OBM can be an invaluable partner in helping you build and grow your business.
An OBM's job description can be customized based on the needs of your specific business, but here are 4 main areas where they can help you:
1) Project Management: From tracking due dates to prioritizing tasks, you won't actually have to think about any of the logistics - no more projects grinding to a halt if you want to take a week off. Just tell your OBM the vision, and they'll make it happen!
2) Metrics Management: When was the last time you checked in on your email open rate? The number of people who read your latest blog post? How many people opted in to your freebie last quarter? Your OBM can keep track of these metrics and present them to you monthly or quarterly so that you can work together to strategize any necessary changes.
3) Team Management: Do you do your dread opening Slack on Monday mornings because you really don't want to sort through the 230 new messages in there? Your OBM will be the new point person for the VA, podcast manager, and graphic designer. You'll no longer be bogged down by daily back and forth between team members.
4) Strategic Support: Have you ever wished for a trusted partner to bounce ideas off for new services, courses or projects? What about a biz bestie to keep you grounded and make suggestions when things don't go as planned? An OBM can provide an objective sounding board when you're looking for a second opinion.
Overall, an online business manager is a valuable asset to any business owner who wants to save time, increase their profitability, and focus on growing their business. Whether you're just starting out or you've been in business for years, an OBM can help you take your business to the next level.
What are the benefits of hiring an Online Business Manager?
Running a business can be a lot of work. You have to manage your team, come up with new ideas, and make sure everything runs smoothly. But as your business grows, it can become overwhelming to handle all the tasks yourself. That's where an OBM comes in. Here are some of the benefits of bringing an OBM onto your team:
Improved Time Management: As a business owner, your time is valuable. You can't be everywhere at once, and you can't do everything yourself. An OBM can help you save time by managing day-to-day tasks and delegating responsibilities, allowing you to focus on the areas of your business that need your attention the most.
Scaling Without Burnout: As a business grows, it becomes more difficult to manage all the moving parts. If you want to scale (without tearing your hair out!), you'll need to delegate tasks to people who are skilled in those areas. An OBM can create systems and processes that allow you to streamline operations. With their expertise, they can also help you identify areas where you can improve and come up with solutions that will help you achieve your goals.
Reaching Your Goals: One of the benefits of working with an OBM is that they can hold you accountable for your business goals. They will work with you to set measurable targets and make sure that you are meeting them. They will also provide you with regular updates on the progress of your business, giving you peace of mind that everything is running smoothly.
Creating A More Systemized Business: An OBM can help you create structure and organization within your business, which can lead to increased efficiency and profitability. They can help you document standard operating procedures and implement processes that will streamline your operations, making it easier to manage the business.
How Do I Know If I'm Ready For An Online Business Manager?
Hiring an Online Business Manager (OBM) can be a game-changer for your business, but it's important to know if you're ready to make that investment. Here are some signs that you're ready to hire an OBM:
➡️You're feeling overwhelmed
You're feeling burnt out and exhausted at the end of every week. You're constantly running in circles, doing the same things over and over again, but not making any forward progress.
Your business systems are a HOT mess. Your SOP's are non-existent. You spend your time searching for Docs in your Google Drive or trying to find out if a client signed their contract in your CRM, never really knowing where things are stored or how to locate them..
➡️Your team isn't happy
Your team is actually causing you MORE work. The constant Slack messages, missed due dates are making you wonder if this wouldn’t be easier on your own. But at the same time, your team doesn’t really know how to read your mind - there are no SOP’s to follow, so they’re really just trying their best but they don’t know exactly what you want them to do.
➡️You have no flexibility
You wanted to start your own business so that you could show up to your kids events, or meet your bestie for brunch, or binge the entire first season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City on a Wednesday morning, if you felt like it. What’s happening now is pretty much the opposite of that.
Wishing you had an OBM to help make running your business feel easier? As your Business Manager, I'll be your right hand woman. I’ll dive right into the day-to-day operations to streamline your systems, clean up the bottlenecks, manage your projects, and make sure your team feels supported. My detail obsessed mind will create the sustainable and predictable systems. that will set your business up to scale! Your head space and your time (hello blank Google Calendar) will be freed up. If you just breathed a massive sigh of relief, click HERE to learn more!