One of the greatest lessons that spiritual entrepreneurs can learn is that you don’t have to do everything alone. As a healer, your specialty is healing, and that is where you’ll likely spend much of your time. But what about all of the other things you need to do to run your lightworker business? One way to free yourself up to do the things that will most help you grow your business is to hire others to do some of the other tasks. If you don’t have a lot of money to pay someone, you can always barter. Find people who respect and have a need for the healing services that you provide, and you agree to perform your healing services in exchange for the work that they can provide for you.
So what are the types of independent contractors who can help you grow your business?
A writer can help you write copy for your Web site, write a newsletter that you send to your clients or even ghostwrite a book for you.
An accountant can help you to manage the business’s cashflow as well as help the business take advantage of the most tax deductions.
A virtual assistant an help you to schedule appointments, organize correspondence to customers and prepare marketing materials.
A social media manager can help you to develop a presence on Facebook or Twitter where you can find even more clients and customers.
A graphic designer can help you to create printed and online materials that will be visually appealing to potential customers.
A photographer can take a headshot of you for your marketing materials.
So how do you find these contractors? Naturally, you can look to your immediate network. You may already know someone who fits the bill. If not, look to Web sites like Craigslist or Elance where you can put up ads soliciting people to perform these services. Also ask other lightworkers if they know anyone or if they’ve worked with any of these types of individuals in their own business. By hiring someone with an expertise that you don’t have, you benefit from collective wisdom and your business comes out the better for it.