why would I pay someone to do something I can do myself for free?
I used to think that hiring help wasn’t in my budget.
In fact, the whole concept seemed a little bit crazy to me. I mean, why wouldn’t I just do the work myself and keep that money in own pocket?
And I kept believing that until I finally learned the real value of my own time.
Once I understood how much an hour of my time was worth, I suddenly realized that doing everything myself wasn’t free. In fact, it was costing me more, a lot more, to stay stuck in that mindset.
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To help you better understand how doing everything in your business all by yourself really isn’t saving you money – I want you walk you through an example…
Let’s say you want to make $250k/year and you want to have plenty of free time, so here’s an example of how that looks on the calculator:
But to make those numbers work:
Are you charging $217.01/hr for your services or coaching sessions?
Are you working with 6 clients per day, one per hour, 4 days a week?
Are you selling $1302.06 worth of product per day (your own or as an affiliate), 4 days a week?
And those numbers only work if you’re doing nothing in your business but the things that = bank.
But what about all the hours it takes to:
- Get clients
- Enroll clients
- Reply to client emails
- Create new products
- Launch and promote those products
- Write content + post it on your blog
- Share cool stuff on social media
- Network + connect with JV partners
- Do interviews
…and the other million and one things you need to do to keep your business running?
Is it any wonder that you’re still not making the money you want and you’re still working way too many hours?
So HOW the heck do you do it?
Well, there’s really only one way for you to make the money you want AND work the hours you want…
You need to hire an assistant.
And YES you CAN afford it. Here’s why:
Using our above example, all of those other tasks that you’re currently doing yourself that don’t directly = moolah are costing you $217.01 per hour to do yourself.
Think about that for a minute.
If you spend one hour of your time out of your ideal six hour day to reply to client emails (booking sessions, answering questions, getting peeps their download links, etc.) – and your hour is worth $217.01, that’s what it’s costing you to handle that task yourself.
BECAUSE…it’s one less hour you have to do a client session to make that $217.01 (that eventually adds up to your big goal).
Is it starting to click?
Smart entrepreneurs hire an assistant for $25-$30/hr. to do those tasks for them. Sounds freaking cheap now, doesn’t it?
So instead of answering client emails, your assistant takes care of that task for you while you spend the hour with your client. You pay your assistant and still make a profit of $192.01-$187.01.
No it’s not quite your hourly rate, but that’s where it gets fun. Just add in the cost of your assistant to your hourly rate by bumping what you charge your clients by $25-$30. And BOO YA! Goal met 😉
The key to making it work, is that you have to spend your time where it really counts, and hand the rest off to an assistant.
Good! Now if you’re ready to actually meet your goals, but you don’t know where to find an assistant, get a copy of my own private contractors list.
It’s the list that hundreds of entrepreneurs have used to find + build their own dream team!
My list gives you:
- Access to My Private List of 100+ High-End Service Contractors
- Access to the Contractors I Personally Hire + Outsource My Business Tasks to
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“This List is a lifesaver! I was looking for a project manager to work with in my field, and had no luck finding a good fit on my own. I immediately found and hired a great fit directly from Melissa’s Service Contractor List. This list is now my go-to resource for finding and hiring high-quality people to help me grow my business.” – Amy Harrop
What is this List Exactly?
The fabulous service contractors list is a private online list of service providers that I initially created for myself, for my own personal use. It’s my new list that took me a year to create before I released it.
It is the exact same list that I refer to when I’m looking for an expert.
I did NOT just go to Google and throw this list together willy-nilly (because obviously I don’t hire or work with just anyone).
I personally and thoroughly review their website from top-to-bottom, and I spend time researching people on social media and other places online (if I can find them), to see what people are saying. And in some cases, I will reach out to them with questions to see how they respond & communicate.
I only add contractors to this list as a potential hire if they meet my initial criteria and high standards!
I do this because I don’t want to waste time later weeding them out when I’m looking for an expert. Once they’ve gotten the star, I feel confident in reaching out to them about projects & doing an interview.
If I’m not happy with someone for whatever reason, they’ll get cut from the list.