So you’re thinking about hiring a virtual assistant or online business manager but can’t decide which one is right for your company? Many different factors should be considered when making this decision. In this blog post, we will compare and contrast an OBM role vs a virtual assistant role to help you make the best choice for your company’s needs.
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What Does an Online Business Manager Do?
An online business manager is more of a manager role. As an online business manager, I help my clients streamline and organize the backend of their business. OBM’s don’t implement tasks – we are planners, managers, organizers, etc.
If we manage your team for you, you can think of us as the go-between between you and the other team members.
We focus on the overall business operations.
If you are currently struggling with managing your team, organizing your business systems or processes – you likely need an OBM to set things up for when you are ready to hire your next virtual assistant.
What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?
A virtual assistant, on the other hand, is an implementer. They take the tasks and check them off their list. Most virtual assistants specialize in different types of services or roles, such as a tech virtual assistant or an admin virtual assistant.
You’ll want to hire the right virtual assistant based on the type of help and tasks you want them to help you with. It’s essential to build a team of people who are in the zone of genius and love doing the tasks they will be doing for your business. No matter how you build and grow your team, that should always be the goal and is important for your team culture.
Who Should You Hire?
You should hire a virtual assistant if you want to focus more on help with specific tasks for your business rather than managing it. As an online business manager, I will help with that side of it!
An online business manager is an excellent option for entrepreneurs who have a lot going on and just need someone else to take care of all.