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You’re deep into your creative business, which once began as a passion project in your home. As a creative, you can be very protective over your work, which is truly understandable, especially when your name is on the label. Whether you’re a graphic designer or copywriter, you deserve to feel calm and in control of the future of your business. You once longed to become a master of the side hustle, but now you are trying to stay afloat as your workload grows bigger and bigger. So, when everything becomes a bit too much as a solo creative entrepreneur, what are the next best steps? There are a whole host of things you could try, so that your day to day routine feels less intense. If this is the case, consider some of the following ideas.
One of the first options you should consider when your workload is getting too much, is hiring employees to work for you. Whether you’re looking for a full-time employee or a temporary staff member, you will be able to find the right person to lift the weight off your shoulders and get involved with your creative business. You may also want to look into a creative recruitment agency so that you can feel confident in the person you hire. It can take time to narrow down candidates and find someone who is the right fit. Allowing the professionals to help you will cut out the middleman and make the process much smoother.
Perhaps this might be the right time to reduce the number of different services you offer. This might help you to focus on one type of offering so that you can excel in this area. Narrowing down your area of expertise allows you to become more efficient at what you do.
Admin can take up a significant amount of time when you’re a busy business owner. If answering emails, dealing with finances and other day to day tasks is getting on top of you, why not consider hiring a virtual assistant to help you?
Taking on less work could also be a viable option if you’re finding things too much. The only way this would work for you without taking a financial hit is to increase your prices. When it comes to raising your prices, you need to consider a handful of things before you take the leap. You would need to sell fewer products and services so your workload would be reduced.
Hopefully, the methods mentioned above will help to relieve you from the day to day stresses of running an ever growing creative business. The prospect of growth, change and evolvement is extremely exciting, so try to focus on the positives that go hand in hand with making these changes. Whether you’re hiring a part-time member of staff or outsourcing the administrative duties within your business, there are so many different opportunities to lessen your workload and focus on other areas of your company.
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