Today on TIM411: Ask Me Anything, Tim answers the question “How do I stop doing grunt work?”
Easy… just stop it. If it is grunt work, your clients/customers probably don’t value it either and you could simply eliminate it, which would make you more profitable.
If it is valuable, but too low of a level task for you to be spending your time on, then make sure you charge enough to have someone else do the job. When you do labor it should always be the highest value labor your business needs from you.