My mission is to help you ditch the overwhelm in your business by stepping in to take the day to day operations off your plate so you can get back to doing the things you LOVE (like taking long walks and dreaming up the next big thing)
One of the biggest questions I’m often asked when it comes to outsourcing is what is the difference between a virtual assistant and an online business manager and how to know which one I need. I’m here to break it all down for you today!
A virtual assistant is exactly what it sounds like. An assistant who helps you virtually. A virtual assistant will come alongside you to help you take tasks off your plate in your business. Think of the day to day tasks that someone else could actually be doing in your business. Like posting your social media content… or checking your inbox… or making sure your clients are onboarded smoothly… those are just a small picture of what a VA can do for you!
While there are many types of virtual assistants out there I typically find that they fall into 3 main categories and some unicorns have expertise in all three.
Admin, Tech, Creative
The list goes on and on for what an admin virtual assistant can do for you… you get the picture.
Remember; these list are not all inclusive and don’t even touch the longer version of what each of these virtual assistant types can do/offer. This is just a list of commonly requested support for entrepreneurs.
Next let’s dive into what an OBM is.
OBM stands for Online Business Manager. This role is quite a bit different than a virtual assistant although they usually work hand in hand.
An online business manager is someone who partners with you in your business at a high level. They are there to help you really step into the role of CEO of your company. While having a virtual assistant on your team is amazing and they check things off the to-do list like nobody’s business… an OBM is an essential role for you to be able to step out of the day to day doing and managing. They are there to support the day to day operations of your business so you can be the visionary.
Having an online business manager on your team is going to allow you to free up more of your time and space to move the needle forward in the business. They are going to bring a lot to the table in terms of strategy, ideas, and streamlined processes.
Ready to hire an OBM? Our team of experienced OBMs and VAs are committed to partnering with you to help you reach your goals. Contact us to learn more!
Unsure if an OBM is right for you? Grab the OBM Readiness Guide to help you get clear on your next steps in outsourcing for your business.
Jianbing live-edge PBR&B, mlkshk stumptown vice street art. Cardigan vegan quinoa pug neutra sustainable authentic kale chips paleo brooklyn copper mug cornhole activated charcoal, air plant banh mi. Try-hard next level bushwick deep v listicle marfa humblebrag cronut.