You can absolutely build a business by yourself. But, that business will have a ceiling. If you want to build true wealth and freedom, you have to assemble a rock-solid team.
I’m not talking about renting 15,000 square feet of Class-A office space. You can do it simply with a few key outsourced team members while working from home (or Starbucks, of course!). I recommend you hire for projects.
For example, if you are going to create a new digital publication, hire writers, designers, etc. just for the first issue. Then, see how it goes and build from here.
Here are the four team members to consider hiring on a project-by-project basis until you generate enough revenue to consider hiring full-time.
- Virtual Assistant: This is the jack-of-all trades who will support you. It could be everything from customer support and email to simple site updates and even managing your calendar
- Graphic Designer: Don’t skimp here. Get a good designer to make your products and imaging really pop!
- The “Techie”: The skills will vary depending on what you need. Could be a lower-priced webmaster for simple WordPress updates to a premium-priced programmers to build a custom software program
- Copywriter: A good copyrighter can make you millions. The biggest mistake wannabe digital entrepreneurs trying to save money by writing copy themselves.
NOT THE SAME PERSON
A BIG mistake is trying to find one person that can do it all.
If someone is a really good programmers, there’s a very good chance they are NOT a good graphic designer. These are two completely different skill sets. When you try and save money by finding one person to do it all – you hurt your revenue potential.
Find people who have, as Liam Neeson so astutely said, “a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career”.
You can never go wrong listening to Liam Neeson. Never.
==> P.S. If you’d like to see exactly how to build your own virtual business, click here.