What is an OBM?

By Dylan Jones
April 25, 2023

Let me ask you a question, are you reading this article because you’re a business owner who is trying to figure out how to: make more money, hiring better people who create less of a hassle for you, and spend more time with your friends and family, doing the things you love?

Did I guess that right?

I am not surprised.

Remote work, outsourced work, automating, and systematizing is all small business owner’s hear about theses days. But, implementing them effectively and profitably is not as easy as all the gurus, youtubers, and magazines say.

Finding excellent OBMs, creating a remote work culture, and building an accountable, effective team, is not a process that simply appears out of thin air.

In this series of articles about OBMs, I’ll help you understand what an OBM actually is (hint: they’re not an $8/hr virtual assistant; they’re professionals in specific fields), how to find them, and how to create a culture that thrives with remote employees running complex processes.

What is an Online Business Manager (OBM)?

An Online Business Manager is a professional who provides comprehensive management services to businesses remotely. They can help you with a variety of tasks, including project management, team management, marketing, and financial management. The OBM is responsible for ensuring that everything runs smoothly, and that your business is operating at maximum efficiency.

An OBM can also help you to scale your business by providing expert guidance on strategy, marketing, and team management. They have experience working with businesses of all sizes and can help you to navigate the challenges of growth and expansion.

You can choose to hire an OBM for a temporary project basis or as a long-term contractor to help you grow your business. Additionally, some business owners choose to hire an OBM only when things get too hectic, like the holiday season.

An online business manager is quick on their feet, thinks out of the box, and takes ownership of key areas of your business operations. They are creative and meticulous and will ensure your work is adequately handled on time.

Is an OBM right for me?

Around 27% of companies are outsourcing at least parts of their business to improve efficiency.

They do this because the owners realized that they were doing low-leverage activities, far too often.

What are low-leverage activities? Things like these:

  • Spending a lot of time solving mundane customer problems
  • Unnecessary paperwork
  • Long meetings
  • Chasing down deliverables
  • Figuring out software
  • Creating SOPs

An online business manager can try to make your ideas come to fruition for you, in addition to helping you free up time to explore other avenues and opportunities.

So how do you go about hiring an Online Business Manager?

The first step is to do some research and find a reputable OBM who has experience working in your industry. You can start by looking for recommendations from other business owners or by doing a search online or work with a company that can provide an OBM for you.

Once you've found a potential candidate, it's important to have a conversation with them to ensure that they understand your business and your goals. You should also ask about their experience and qualifications, as well as their pricing and availability.

Ultimately, hiring an Online Business Manager can be a game-changer for your business. By outsourcing your management tasks to an expert, you can create more efficiency, reduce overhead, and focus on growing your business. So if you're looking for ways to streamline your operations and take your business to the next level, consider hiring an OBM today.

If you’re interested in learning more about OBMs or working with one asap schedule a call and learn how we can identify the areas that need OBMs in your company today: [CTA]

Thanks!

Dylan

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