Successful home service providers know that long days are a part of the job. But, unfortunately, sometimes the days run into nights, and the nights run into one jumbled blur of ongoing ‘to-dos’ that never seem to actually get done.
Spoiler alert: most of the ‘busy work’ you do while working in the business is a poor use of your time.
So, just because YOU are busy does not mean your business is profiting. When you spend your time working in the business, you are working as an employee. Though you provide great knowledge and skills, you are spending your valuable time completing tasks that others can take off your plate.
On the other hand, when you are working on the business, you are spending time on strategic and growth-related aspects of your business. You have an entrepreneurial mindset, and you are looking at the bigger picture, not the day-to- day administrative grind.
The good news is you can change the way you run your business by changing your mindset and behaviors. Here are a few valuable tips from our Home Service VA team that can set you up for success.
Stop Acting Like an Employee
This can be a difficult one to break! After all, your skills got you where you are today, and you are trained to use them to get things done. However, if you truly want to grow and scale your business, you have to stop working as in employee. Leverage your skills and expertise to help the business grow to the next level.
Prioritize Your Tasks
One of the most effective strategies is to prioritize how you spend your time. We know time is money, but it’s often overlooked and under appreciated. In order to grow, you need to put your time and energy into the right areas of your business. A
great place to start is by putting your tasks into two columns; “high return” and “low return.” As a business owner, you want to focus your time and energy on tasks that yield a high return and delegate tasks that yield a low return.
Hire a Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistants can take on a wide variety of tasks that are essential but not a good use of your time. If you are in desperate need of assistance, but hesitate to take action because the thought of hiring a virtual assistant is overwhelming, we can help! Let us help you get back your time by finding the right virtual assistant for your business needs.