Stop doing everything yourself. Hiring someone to handle some of the foot work will take a load off your shoulders. An assistant can research leads, mail books, set appointments, and anything else you need.
Outsource some of your work to a Virtual Assistant. You can hire someone based in your area or out of the country. How much you want to spend will be a big determining factor. If you hire within the country, you will spend more. There are freelance workers whose whole career is virtual assisting. So, just like you, they are trying to make a good living.
Many offices hire Virtual Assistants from the Phillipines. It will only cost a few dollars an hour. You can find them online at onlinejobs.ph or Craigslist. Check in the smaller cities, where cost of living is less.
Hiring someone that you can’t see from your office can be worrisome. How will you know if they are working or not? Thank goodness for the advances we have made with technology.
There are apps for almost everything. There are apps for tracking time, such as Time Doctor, and phone apps, like phone.com. There are so many options out there, so find what will work for you.
If you know you pull 15 leads an hour, assign them to do 8. If they are working 8 hours a day, it is easy math to find out if they are being productive or not.
Virtual Assistants Are Very Affordable
A VA will take a lot of the leg work for you, leaving you to spend your time on other aspects of your business. Then you simply pay through paypal.
Before you know it, business is booming, and you have more time on your hands. That extra time can go toward your personal life or business life.