Stop Doing Everything Yourself

Being an entrepreneur is amazing: you’re in total control of your time, your work, your schedule. It’s also incredibly hard work at first, as you juggle a variety of roles — accountant, marketer, CEO, customer service… You are literally doing everything to get your business up and running.

The first year or two are like this. You handle everything because you want to save money, save time, make sure it’s done right. And the clients start showing up. But at some point, it gets to be too much.

Your business can’t grow if you’re not willing to.

You have a choice: continue to do it all yourself or start to delegate. For some people, staying small is ideal. But if your business dreams are big, you need to get the right people on your team.

So, where do you start?

1. Get yourself a virtual assistant. Delegate research, social media management, other small tasks. Get it off your plate and free up time for more important work.

2. Hire someone to clean for you. This one changed my world. I had been spending at least 30 minutes cleaning every day, and I wasn’t really getting things clean — I didn’t have time. Hiring a personal assistant to clean and take care of some other household items meant more brain power with those tasks off my mind.

3. Make sure your website is working for you. I know the DIY website is big, and when you’re just getting started, it’s important just to get your website up. But when you’re ready to grow, you need a team to rely on — a designer and a developer — so you can focus on creating more content, programs, and opportunities.

Start focusing on your genius work. Delegate the rest.

P.S. If you are just starting a business, you can still have a stylish website. Check out these pre-made WordPress themes.

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Michelle Viljoen

(website design) is a graphic designer and brand consultant who specializes in creating and developing brands. Her core focuses are logo development, website design and brand direction.

Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.