4 Signs that It’s Time to Hire an Online Business Manager


OK, so you’ve built your business from the ground up, spent countless weekends and late nights doing #allthethings, and now you’re making money. Nice work!

But somehow you’re still working away your weekends and evenings. You’re spending all of your time working in your business rather than on your business.

You’re overwhelmed and frustrated—always chasing that elusive laptop-lifestyle freedom that other entrepreneurs talk about.

Maybe you’ve heard the advice somewhere along the way that you should hire an Online Business Manager (OBM).

You may be asking yourself, “Is it time? Am I ready to hire an OBM?

For some of you, my answer is “Uh, you needed one yesterday!

But for others, my answer would be, “Not yet”—you could do amazing things with the right virtual assistant. Or perhaps it’s time for you to hire a coach or join a mastermind to really hone in on the vision for where your business is going.

If you’re not sure about the difference between an OBM and a VA, check out my post .

Now, hiring any team member takes serious consideration as does figuring out what the right fit is for your unique business. But, in general, here are 4 signs that indicate you should consider hiring an OBM:

1. You don’t love systems

When you started your business the talk of streamlining, organizing, and automating wasn’t part of your initial business plan. In fact, talking about those kinds of things may even make you want to hide under your desk. Never fear—that’s exactly where an OBM excels! They love organizing and managing all those moving parts and pieces, which frees you up to reacquaint yourself and fall in love again with why you started your business in the first place!

2. Your business has scaled to six figures (and beyond)

Before you hit six figures, you may have the goal of bringing on an OBM, but until you make a consistent six-figure income, either there won’t be enough for an OBM to do or you won’t have the budget to invest in one. An OBM will typically spend 20 or more hours per month in your business, so the cost (and value) will typically be higher than other types of outsourcing positions.

3. You know where you want to go

You have a vision of where you want your business to be in the next year or more down the road. Even better, you may have a coach to support you as you refine this vision for your business. So how do you make a path to get there? That is where the OBM comes in. Your OBM acts as a partner with you to take your vision and add the action steps needed to bring it to reality. If you don’t have the vision or clarity, working with an OBM is bound to be a frustrating process. You can’t hire someone to draft a map if you don’t know where you’re going.

4. You’ve become chronically too busy

Do you spend more time working on the day-to-day tasks of your business rather than planning out your vision and strategy for your future? Perhaps you jump from task to task, without any time to really think. And free time outside of work—what’s that? Does this sound familiar? An OBM can take over those day-to-day operations, freeing you up to be the CEO that you want to be. An OBM will help you manage your business, manage your team, and keep you all focused on the important goals that you’ve set!

Finding your Online Business Manager

If you’ve been nodding your head while reading all of this and your brain is screaming, “Sign me up!” click here to schedule a call with me. I can’t wait to give you your life back without sacrificing the future of your business!

Otherwise, if having an OBM join your team sounds great but you’re not 100% sure you’re there yet, I’d still love to chat! Let’s get together for a quick call and talk through where you’re at, where you’d like to be, and how you can get there.

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Hi! I’m Julie. I launched my Online Business Manager business to partner with amazing business owners who need systems, planning, and automation. My clients get to focus on building the business, not hiding from it. I’m so glad you’re here!

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