How Outsourcing Tasks can save you both Time & Money
As a business professional or entrepreneur you have “formed” the habit of taking on too much – I know, I’ve been there. This kind of behaviour leads to exhaustion, feeling overworked, and quite frankly, ends up being unsustainable and you become less productive.
How do we remedy this? By learning how to delegate of course! Just imagine if you could delegate tasks to a team of amazing people, who will get the job done, on time and you can take that time to build your business and expand your product or service line.
Naturally if you’re a startup you’re watching the pennies, so you’ll probably looking at growing the business without spending too much. A great way to overcome this is to outsource certain duties to a contractor, in this case a Virtual Assistant.
The best way to start is to write down your own wishlist, of where you think you can do with extra help and what doesn’t really require your direct attention or input. These are ideal tasks to outsource. If there are tasks in-house that your permanent staff feels could be handed over, make a list of those too and determine what skills are required to get the job done.
How does this save you money? By outsourcing these tasks you end up making your in-house team more efficient, more focussed and more driven. Now they can focus on tasks that are truly suited to their skill sets and they can work within their genius.
You can outsource tasks like:
- Social Media Management
- Data coordination
- Internet Research
- Website Design and Development
- Content Creation
When you have reached the point where you are ready to outsource, sit down with your team and draft a plan of how and where the Virtual Assistant can assist, draw up timelines and define your expectations. Design feedback loops for the potential Virtual Assistant to follow and work out a workflow.
Once you have interviewed and assigned your Virtual Assistant, given them some basic training and how-to’s, expect to see positive results – in your bottom line and in your day!