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Are You A Business Owner Or Self-Employed?

As an entrepreneur, you have made the transition from working as an employee to working for yourself.

You have more control of your time and can work from anywhere. But, you are still working for someone else: yourself. This can be a difficult thing to wrap your head around, especially if you are used to working for someone else.

Why did you make the transition? Was it the freedom, the money, or the satisfaction of answering to no one?

Think about it this way: as an employee, you trade your time for money. You are limited.

But does that really change if you are working for yourself? The short answer is no. Just because you are your own boss, does that mean you have freed up your time?

Not sure if you are self-employed or a business owner?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, then you are most likely fall into the self-employed category.

1. Are there decisions that only you can make?
2. Will your business bring in revenue if you are not running the day-to-day?
3. Are you able to take the time to think about growing the business instead of operating the business?

Now the question is, how do you begin transitioning yourself from being self-employed to running a business?

Delegate & Automate yourself out of EVERYTHING.

Do you research products?
Do you run Facebook or Tik Tok Ads?
Do you write emails?

You need to begin to hire out for these positions. That doesn’t mean that you can’t be involved, but the majority of the heavy lifting needs to be done by an employee.

You can review emails, but you shouldn’t write emails
You can approve products, but you shouldn’t research products

The first step is to identify EVERY SINGLE part of your business that you are involved in.

The next step is to find a way to either automate or delegate those roles.

Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

What is an SOP?

An SOP is a document that outlines the steps necessary to complete a task. It is a guide that anyone can follow to get the desired result.

SOPs are an essential part of any business, but they are especially important for businesses with multiple employees.

SOPs are the bread and butter of any business that will scale. You want to create SOP’s for every part of your business.

I like to think of SOPs as the recipe. When the meal isn’t good, you go to the recipe and see what went wrong or what ingredients you need to tweak.

Some example SOP’s you can create today for your e-commerce business.

How do you research winning products?
How do you upload a product to your Shopify store?
How do you onboard new employees?

These are just a few things you can start to think about to make the transition from self-employed to business owner.

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