A helping hand is hard to find

A helping hand is hard to find

 “Help, I need somebody

Help, not just anybody

Help, you know I need someone, help”


Remember that song by the Beatles?

It’s when you decide to work for yourself and in particular, set up office from home, that you become painfully aware of just how much help you need!  Administration, bookkeeping, IT, web design/development, graphic design, sales, marketing, PR, to name just a few.

And a helping hand is sometimes hard to find. It’s not impossible, of course, but much like finding your ideal partner or soul-mate, it takes a great deal of hard work.

Nowadays, there are numerous freelance and specialist sites at your disposal.  Then of course, there’s Linkedin, Google+, Twitter, your Facebook page.  All you need is a quick shout out with “can anyone recommend a ….” so there’s really no need to suffer in silence, or worse still, waste hours attempting to do a job yourself that you’re simply not qualified or experienced enough to do.

My biggest piece of advice when you do find the right person for the job, is to work hard at maintaining a long-term relationship if you can, as you’ll undoubtedly need their services again in the future.

And much like finding your perfect partner, isn’t life’s so much easier when you have someone to turn to in times of trouble?

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I’m Mary Cummings, a ghostwriter, collaborator and all round word doctor. I help business owners write and publish business books; I'm also passionate about helping creative freelancers find work that they love - their work sweet spot with work on their terms, projects they love and clients who are a dream to work for.

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