No single person, no matter how capable, has enough time to do everything, nor can they master every skill. If you are trying to do this, you’re doing it the hard way and the wrong way. You don’t have to hire an entire team all at once. But if it will cost you less money, and or time, and it will help you make more money in the short or long term, get help.
I consider myself pretty well rounded and capable but to support my art business I currently have a:
- Business Attorney
- Social Media Consultant
- Data Entry Assistants
- Virtual Assistants
- Event Assistants
- Personal Stylist
- Local Framer
- Order Fulfillment Framer
- Fine Art Photographer
- Graphic Designer
- Sales consultant
All of whom are better at what they do than I’ll ever be. It costs me less in the long run to hire them, as needed, and it certainly takes less time. And it gives me more time to paint and to sell what I paint.
I’ve also hired life coaches to help take me from my miserable corporate cubical dwelling self to the life I have created for myself now. What I was doing then certainly wasn’t working and I appreciate the benefit of their wisdom.
And I’ve hired marketing and business consultants to help me construct my business.
Bottom line. I’ve invested in my business and myself. I heard Warren Buffet once say that the first and best place to get a return on your investment is yourself. I agree.
I have also fired people. My suggestion. Make your expectations very clear. Hire slowly. Fire quickly.
We all need help. And we can get to where we want to go faster with the help of experienced guides. It’s a sign of strength to admit this and it’s an act of power to take action and actually get the help that you need.