Online Business Manager — the ultimate guide to how an Online Business Manager helps you

What is an Online Business Manager?

An online business manager takes care of the operational side of your business. They have the skillset and ability to see what is coming up, to work without direction and provide you with the headspace you need to step into the visionary role.

What is the difference between an online business manager and virtual assistant?

This is where many people think, well that is a ‘great’ VA. But that is not the case. Yes, there are amazing VA’s out there that support you massively, however they are limited in their experience and skillset.

When should I hire an online business manager?

Now you know the difference between an online business manager and virtual assistant, let’s discuss when the time is right to hire your online business manager.

  • Lacking the headspace to get creative when the time comes to put a new offer out to your audience,
  • Feeling exhausted and drained from trying to keep all the moving parts together
  • Feeling panicky at the thought of launching

How do I find the ‘right’ online business manager?

Whenever you hire a team member it is essential you hire the right person. So many people fall at this hurdle and end up hiring based on cost. Look, I get it. Making the jump to hire a team member is a big decision, and it is only natural that you would feel some kind of reluctance and make excuses about why now is not the right time — I have been there! But what I want you to ask yourself is if not now, then when?!

  • Your systems and processes in place
  • More time to train the right person
  • Increased your clients/leads

…Not going to happen.

You will never feel there is a right time to hire your team because it is pushing you out of your comfort zone. But, once you make the step to commit to hiring your team member it will be the best investment you make. Yes, you need to stop looking at it as an expense and look at it as an investment because that is what it is. Afterall it will generate you more money than you are spending out! Once you have a team you have space to seriously grow your business as you have never before. You will be wondering why you didn’t do it before! But only if you hire smartly.

What is the investment?

The investment of hiring an online business manager varies massively. Fees start from £60 per hour to £120 per hour. It really depends on what is required of the online business manager. The higher the support the higher the fee will be.

What are the benefits of hiring an online business manager?

Now, where do I start? The transformation of an OBM to a business is massive. So here are just some results our clients have got to give you an example:

  • Increased audience via email list by 60%
  • Added an entirely new revenue stream in a week
  • Gained industry authority
  • Created a sold-out event
  • Tapped into a network of other professionals
  • Coached through ideas to make them a reality
  • Validated business development ideas
  • Clear headspace to take the business to a new level

In conclusion

Hiring an Online Business Manager will be a game changer for your business and you will grow much sooner by fast-tracking with an OBM. But you have to be ready to let go of control to really benefit. An OBM keeps you up to date with everything, whilst keeping all the plates spinning — so you get the results without the stress.




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Business Systems & automation consultant

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