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By Tina |
By Tina |
Original posting November 10, 2015 Online Business Managers do not always think of themselves as the innovators of the business. After all isn’t it the business owner’s responsibility to come up with the content, programs, ‘next best thing…’ Yes… as it pertains to the ‘what’ of the business, as it […]Read More
This is the time of year to layout the PLAN, to determine the strategy, to write it all and check it twice… to find out if you are naughty or nice… sorry, a bit caught up in the moment, well kinda. See what I want you to know is this: ultimately YOU ARE SANTA and YOU get to DECIDE on the gift that your business is to your life!Read More
I have found very few things in my life require me to show determination or resolve at the same level of being an OBM has. After all, we are the get it done folks. We start it, maintain it and ensure it gets completed. That is the role of the OBM… granted we (hopefully) are not fully executing it.. which takes a load off but the reality is we are in the mix at every level. This takes a great deal of purpose – determination and resolve.Read More
Are you a bit stuck in your business growth? either working with the same clients you have been working with for years in a transition a bit longer than you had planned on (without clients) simply can’t figure out how to land ‘ideal’ clients? If you just answered yes to […]Read More
One of the biggest questions we get here at Online business Manager.com is business owners reaching out to us asking “Who should I work with and can you give me a recommendation?” We have several routes in which they can connect with our Certified Online Business Managers – including our […]Read More
Breaking-up is one of the hardest elements of being a business owner, especially when you are a service provider.
It might be that your clients needs are not exactly your strengths or the work you desire to do anymore. It might be that your workload has become so much that you have to prune away the non-ideal clients. Often it boils down to the person you desire to be in the business and what you know would be best for the business is not a match to your clients work style or vision.Read More
When I talk with potential Online Business Managers, the first thing I want to know from them is “What services do you want to implement on a daily basis” ie: what will make you love your services and love your clients?
The answer to this question is imperative when you are building a service based business. Specifically if you are a virtual assistant or online business manager. I personally am not a fan of the ‘maintenance’ mode of a business. If day in and day out I had to spend all my time doing recurring tasks, copy / pasting replays, etc… I would likely loose my mind. Simply put, these are not services I enjoy. Are they needed in the business? Absolutely/ These tasks are vital to the health of any information marketing business model. The goal for an OBM is almost always to find a way to wash, rinse, repeat. But if I have to ‘do the doing’ of it, forget it!
Knowing what I enjoy and how I am created to best perform in the business really helps me LOVE the services I provide. And it allows me to love working with my clients. The sense of satisfaction in my work is a key indicator of whether or not we can build a successful business in the virtual service business model (OBM’s, VA’s, bookkeepers, social media specialists, etc…) No one wants to sell a service they do not enjoy performing.
I have experienced this time and time again within my own business. Being willing…Read More
One of the questions I often get when talking with folks is “OBM specialized enough or should you niche further“. This is a great questions because I don’t think there is an easy yes or no.
Being an Online Business Manager is a presumed expert skillset a niche of it’s own. So drilling down further isn’t really needed. As not everyone can be an OBM or even really grasp the fullness of what the role in-tells (which is why we have the Certification Training.) The expertise of an online business manager is that of an operational manager, which includes, project management, team management, process management and metrics. These are not area’s that are often represented efficiently in an online business. So being an OBM, in and of itself, is a specialty.
In the OBM community we talk a lot about understanding your strengths and really showcasing where you shine. If your experience is in marketing and your strengths are in communication you may highlight that you are an Online Business Manager specializing in Marketing. You are still responsible for operations but you have an added skill to bring to the table. In the same way, every OBM still has to do marketing so it’s not as though those who don’t see this as a specialty are abdicated of this responsibility. It just means you have additional skill or talent in that area. Same with being a team leader, it might be that you are really skilled…Read More