A junk removal business owner delegates the work of removing a washer to his team

As a new junk removal business owner, delegating work can be difficult. You put your blood, sweat, and hard-earned money into a business and it’s only natural that you want every aspect of it to run according to your standards. 

When you first start your junk removal company, it’s an excellent idea for you to be out on the truck, meeting customers and doing the work. Doing so will help you understand the inner workings of the business and make you a better leader. 

However, our goal at JRA is to help you create a business, not a job. If you want to grow and make more money, you absolutely must loosen the reins and delegate the day-to-day tasks of running your company. Ideally, you should be off the truck after one or two years of running your business. Doing so will give you the freedom to focus on things that will ultimately benefit your business more than having you on the truck. Avoid these common delegation pitfalls that stifle business owners:

Fear #1: Nobody Does it Better Than Me

It may be true that nobody can do the job as well as you can. Maybe you truly are the best at speaking to customers or quoting jobs. But, no matter how skilled you are, there are only a finite number of customers you can talk to or jobs you can get done on any given day. If you are the only one who can do all of those things, you are severely limiting your company’s potential. That kind of structure – where the entire workload rests on your shoulders – is not only unscalable, it’s also unsustainable. At some point, you will burn out. 

To grow, you must train a team of people to do the job almost as well as you. Even if they can only do the work 80% as well as you can, having a team will allow you to service more people and subsequently, make more money while obtaining some level of freedom within your life. 

Fear #2: I Cannot Afford It

If you are doing everything yourself and looking at your income statement, you may think that you don’t have enough money to pay additional staff members. However, if you don’t hire more people, you will never be able to make more money. Hiring additional hands will:

  • Give you the freedom to meet with professional organizers, realtors, moving company owners, and others who can send lucrative business your way.
  • Allow you to establish a second crew and begin receiving an additional income stream from their work.
  • Get more customers into your pipeline meaning more repeat customers, more referral business, and more online reviews which are essential for the long-term growth and health of your company. 

Begin Delegating in Junk Removal Today

If you’re not sure where to start, write out all the functions of your business and note how many different hats you wear. One by one, begin delegating those hats until eventually the only one you are wearing is long-term expansion and vision. Once you do that, you’ll have a business that is making you a lot of money while giving you the freedom to live a great life or grow other business ventures. 

When you’re ready to grow, reach out and let our team of experts help. Delegate your calls and online inquiries to our Contact Center. Let our Web, SEO, and Google Ads team handle all of your Digital Marketing needs. Get over the fear of delegating and start growing your junk removal business today!