To turn a profit, you need to maximize the time you spend doing things that only you can do and use your money to wisely hire out the rest. Of course, for a one-man band, it can be difficult to pass tasks along to others. Even so, there are many options available to assist single-member businesses.
Time-Block to Bend Time. The number one key to reclaiming your most valuable asset is time-blocking. Use your calendar to manage everything that needs to be done and how it needs to be prioritized. And, if it's not on your calendar it doesn't get done.
Find a Competent Assistant and Gatekeeper. You may not be Bill Gates or Bruce Springsteen, but having an assistant isn't out of the question. In fact, hiring a virtual assistant is less expensive than ever before. Outsourcing basic tasks to your assistant such as bookkeeping, returning calls, and email maintenance is critical to free up your time for business-building tasks. And, if you have yet to hire an assistant, you should block out time to accomplish these tasks.