“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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