As an entrepreneur, your time is valuable. It shouldn’t be wasted on things that can be automated, or done by other people. Your focus should be on growth, strategies, management and networking.
Luckily, we live in the era of outsourcing almost any task. If you’re running a startup or a small business, here are the things you can outsource to not only keep everything under control and keep making revenue and providing value, but to also free more time for yourself:
1. Content creation.
There are some wonderful freelance writers out there, with expertise in your exact field, that don’t cost much.
They are working for themselves mainly, and can be found on platforms like UpWork, Guru, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour and more. Their work is quality, and you don’t need to pay until you’re happy with the piece.
Find the right candidate and work with him long-term. Then, move onto hiring more people if that strategy is working out for you. Get someone to take care of your blog – who will not only create content but publish it and update it frequently, get someone for your newsletter and another writer for the social media campaigns.
Promotion is as important as creating a product or service these days. So make sure you have someone good enough, who’s willing to take control of your brand, develop media pitches, reach out to influencers, be active on social media on your behalf, and more.
Business owners often neglect this part, and regret about that in the end when they have to pay higher taxes or miss out on many benefits.
Get a bookkeeper who’ll be responsible for your accounting and finance. It’s his job to pay your bills, manage your money, tell you how your business performs and make sure everything’s in order with all the papers and data.
What’s more, you can hire a company that offers back office solutions and never have to worry about expenses again, as a whole team will be keeping things up-to-date.
You know what administrative tasks are. These are the tedious, repetitive small things you need to do online all the time. They’re really boring, and something that can be easily outsourced to a virtual assistant.
Find someone who’s working quickly and doesn’t charge much, and you can basically let him do anything you can think of.
5. IT services.
Another thing you can outsource in your business and let the experts do what they can do best – code.
It’s alright if you’re not tech-savvy, many successful entrepreneurs aren’t. But finding the right guy, letting him know what you want exactly, teaming him up with your other staff members, that’s what you’re good at.
You don’t need to manage complex data, hardware and computing resources. Your energy is better spent working on the business, rather than in it.
So, what’s not to love about outsourcing? It can jumpstart your business growth, lower your costs, free up your time, and finally let you reach work/life balance.
What else can you outsource in your company?
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
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