ONLINE BUSINESS MANAGER

Think of me as the glue that holds your business together. Someone you can trust and rely on to run the ‘behind the scenes’ of your business. As an Online Business Manager, I bring my strategic mind, project management acumen and people skills to the table.

I am technically minded and detail oriented and act as an ‘integrator’ who seamlessly combines the major functions of your business (operations, tech, marketing, sales and finance). 

How can I help?

Whether this is your first step towards outsourcing or you’ve done it before, working with an OBM might very well be the best decision you’ll make. All those time consuming tasks that often require a highly skilled technical and operationally minded individual could be the first things you’ll engage me to help you with.  I’m proactive and strategic and you’ll be able to delegate projects to me without worrying about the outcome. As a virtual resource, I am able to keep my costs down and you are able to get access to a highly skilled and experienced integrator. My skillset is broad and I’ve listed some of my core capabilities here – if you don’t see what you are after, please ask.

 

Copy Writing

For web pages, sales funnels, eBooks, opt-ins, presentations and white papers.

Email Marketing

Writing content, newsletters, scheduling, sales funnels, automation, landing pages, newsletter templates and more (Mailchimp, Convert Kit, AWeber, Active Campaign, Leadpages and more)

Social Media Management

Facebook and Instagram only. Original content curation, research, posting, comments management, page and groups management.

Photo and video editing

Simple photo and video editing for social channels (YouTube, Instagram and Facebook). 

Wordpress

Ongoing management of your wordpress website, such as updates to plugins, analytics reporting, content uploads and publishing of posts.

Online Courses

Strategy, launch and ongoing management. Everything associated with successful online courses, including technical set up and ongoing maintenance.

Writing

Blogging, articles and social media posts. Includes research, graphics and publishing.

Facebook & Instagram Advertising

Ad strategy, campaing goals, advertising creative and copy, set up in ad manager and ad activation and reporting.

Copyediting & proofreading

Editing your copy for maximum impact and proofreading for errors.

Team/contractor management

Managing team and contractor related tasks on an ongoing basis. 

YOUR INVESTMENT

*Pricing is listed in Australian dollars (AUD) and excludes GST. The hours for the monthly retainer services reset at the end of the 4th week and hours can not be carried over to the following months. Monthly retainer arrangements can start at any point throughout the month but always include 4 weeks in total. Retainer service fees are payable in advance, non-refundable and a minimum committment of 3 months applies. Any hours worked beyond the retainer hours total for the month will be charged at the hourly rate of that particular retainer package.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does an OBM do?
On OBM or ‘Online Business Manager’ is a virtual business manager that looks after all those tasks and projects that you require support with (operations, tech, marketing, sales, finance)

Usually as a Founder or CEO, you are likely to be juggling a lot of responsibilities, especially in an online based business. This prevents you from doing all those visionary things that could catapult your business into the future such as plan for the business’ future and growth and use your gifts to their biggest potential. 

An OBM takes care of the integration of all those ‘things’ that are necessary for a successful running of a business. This includes managing specific projects, processes, team members, metrics and the implementation of strategy. An OBM is likely manage your VAs (virtual assistants) and contractors. 

There is an excellent article on the ins-and-outs of an OBM here.  

What is the difference between a VA and OBM?

Quite a lot, actually. An OBM is like a project manager – but virtual – who looks after your business in a holistic way. A VA (or virtual assistant) helps you with specific tasks. 

OBMs are also often called ‘integrators’ as they know exactly how to disect a strategy and turn it into reality. That way you are able to focus on being the CEO and the face of your business whilst an OBM looks after all the moving parts behind the scenes. In a nutshell, they would usually manage your VAs and contractors. 

An OBM could take on certain VA specific tasks if your business is on a smaller size – which I often take on – so please ask me about these.

What makes you stand out as an OBM?
I am in the process of making my business location independent. As a result of that, I’ve decided to transform my management consulting skillset online and help businesses with projects that can be done online.

As a result of that, I bring a strong commercial, management and strategy background into my online based business that most OBMs don’t. I’ve led operations of global businesses (such as News Corp) and project managed digital projects for a number of years now. I’ve worked with small tech start ups, family owned businesses, SMEs and large corporations. 

In addition to that, I’ve been running my coaching and mentoring business for the past 5 years. It’s highly likely what you need help with is something I’ve done in my business many times over thus have first hand experience with it.

What most OBMs will not do is take on ownership of smaller niched tasks such as writing, newsletters, websites etc., which I actually do. As such, I usually get a good understanding of requirements from the business owner and prepare a ‘fit-for-purpose’ solution that allows smaller businesses to tap into my services as well. We grow the business together and implement structures, processes and automation along the way. 

My work approach is collaborative, consultantive and transparent. 

What types of businesses do you work with?
I partner with businesses for long term engagements, which allows me to get to know them, their goals, tone of voice, customers and purpose better.

The types of businesses I have worked with in the past or I’m currently engaged with are:

+ Service based businesses (e.g. coaches, consultants, financial advisors, accountants, photographers, health practitioners, massage therapists, chiropractors, hairdressers etc.)

+ Technology startups (software as a service SaaS, iOT based technologies and data analytics)

+ E-commerce businesses

+ Media and publishing

Please feel free to get in touch and ask about your specific industry.

TESTIMONIALS

Working with Jarka turned my life around! I regained my energy and passion for work and learning and I found the courage to take on new and exciting challenges. Jarka is incredibly talented and inspiring and has reminded me just how much I am capable of achieving if I apply focus and strengthen my confidence. 

Erin Kreiss, VC Fund Manager

Mentoring with Jarka is a really amazing experience – it is the prefect combination of masculine and feminine energies, combined in a way that is gentle, loving and inspires action. Jarka is a truly supportive mentor/coach who is able to ask deep and meaningful questions, get to the bottom of what you truly want and support you in acheiving your goals. I highly recommend working with Jarka – it’s worth the investment in yourself!

Hayley Donohue, OBM

We founded our tech startup 6 years ago but only truly scaled up after we hired Jarka as our mentor. We are brothers and we often overlooked the need to reflect and tackle some of those difficult conversations we’ve been avoiding. With Jarka’s mentorship, we’ve introduced greater transparency and more strategic leadership that brought about clarity and subsequently helped us not only grow sales but also our team. Jarka was fundemental in this process and we’ve enjoyed her mentoring the way. We’ve been working with her for over 12 months now and can’t imagine not having her in our corner.

Paul and Peter Apostolopoulos. Founders of mCare Digital

WHERE TO NEXT?

CONSULTING

Are you looking for a consultant to join your team of experts on a project? Or perhaps you need support in your business to accelerate your growth and scale up?

MENTORING

Are you a business owner who’d like to ‘pick my brain’? Would you benefit from being mentored for a period of time in order to uplevel and transform your business and teams?

WEBSITE DESIGN

Are you after a beautifully designed WordPress website at a fraction of the price? Or your existing website needs an update? I also take on regular website maintenance – ask me about it!

Let’s chat!