Just like a traditional business, an online business also needs human resources. In a similar way to machines and money, people are essential for they contribute to the business’ performance and productivity; hence, growth and development are achieved. Use of technology can only be short-term if the other players in the same field adopt similar processes. That is why people with better skills and profound experience are important.
In online businesses, human assets can be classified into two: the online business manager and the virtual assistant. While both can help the business reach its objective, these two are different in many ways. First, the online business manager is the administrator or he is the person who is tasked to supervise all the day-to-day business operations, handle his team members and ensure on time project completion. On the other hand, the virtual assistant is the doer- he is hired to work on the instructions given by his superior. Second, the former is focused on the entire business’ success while the latter is only centered on his own accomplishments. Third, compared to the online business manager, the virtual assistant can effectively cater to more clients because of his lesser workload. Next, with his critical role and level of responsibility, the online business manager gets higher pay and even incentives, thus he can experience financial freedom; however, the virtual assistant can only obtain limited income for is usually compensated on a regular or hourly basis.
Regardless of their distinctions especially in roles, both the online business manager and virtual assistant are indispensable in any online venture especially in this competitive generation.
hey, I’m Kim + I am ridiculously passionate about helping you to work smarter and not harder + to realize how freaking amazing you actually are, exactly as you are and how easy business really can be when you are in alignment + simplify + add systems to organize your business + plan your business growth. I’ve been geeking out about online business, online marketing + systems + personal development + all that stuff since I created my first business back in 2006 + sold it.
This whole business owner thing is not for the faint of heart, there is a reason why most businesses fail!
While the road to burnout doesn’t look the same for everyone on it there are some similarities you typically experience on this path!
- You’re always in the weeds of your business
- You don’t have efficient systems and processes (or maybe none at all)
- You aren’t delegating effectively
- You can’t take time off
- You’re trying to do too many things at once + wearing all the hats
It’s exhausting just thinking about it! But there’s a way off the hamster wheel!
If you’re overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, and worried that if you take time off the bottom will fall out from beneath you and your business will fall apart.
Then, you are in the right place my friend, been there, done that, got the tee-shirt and I’d love to support you in ending the cycle!