One of the biggest mistakes most real estate investors make, it waiting too long to outsource. I know I was guilty of this. Let’s face it: one person cannot do everything. We need help if our businesses are to grow and thrive! In fact I would go so far as to say “outsource or die”.
So what do you do if you can’t hire an employee right out of the box (which by the way most people can’t do)? You need to look at outsourcing sooner rather than later. Plan to start small, but make a plan now and get started.
Solopreneurs Are a Lonely Bunch
Successful businesses are rarely ones that are “solopreneurs” forever. My goal with these upcoming posts is to make it easier for you to “let go” of some of the work, and to show you that it can be very affordable. Remember that you have to create a plan and just take baby steps toward your goal. You won’t get there without a plan, so make that your first step.
Which Comes First?
One question that I have been asked is which comes first?
Creating the work for a VA so that I can grow my business faster, or waiting to hire someone until I have grown my business and I am swamped? Most folks with choose the second option. They will try to do it all until they feel like they are drowning. Hello; this is the “voice of experience” speaking.
I would like to propose to you that it should actually be the first option. Outsource something early on that will create leads and revenue for your business. This is probably the time to point out that it’s much easier to create these systems and procedures when you are not so busy.
But… I Can’t Afford It.
Yes you can. Continue reading