Why Outsourcing tasks will Build a Better Business
It’s the typical catch-22 situation, you’re between a rock and a hard place. You need more time in the day to work on building your business, however, you’re not sure about outsourcing essential tasks as you feel you’ll do a better job yourself.
I get it – I’ve been there, wearing all the different hats, trying to make everything work, trying to please staff and clients alike. And you know what? I very quickly learned the power of outsourcing, delegating tasks and taking ownership only of the things that I’m really good at.
So let’s allay all your fears when it comes to outsourcing and let’s show you how you can build a better business by hiring a Virtual Assistant to become an integral part of your team.
When is a good time to outsource?
Right now of course! There’s no better time than now. If you feel you’re drowning in the day-to-day’s of running your business, if you’re not getting to everything, clients are getting frustrated with you and your lead time, surely that should tell you when it’s a good time to start outsourcing? Perhaps you feel the budget is a bit tight, well then you’ve come to the right place. Virtual Assistants can work on an hour by hour basis or even a task by task basis. There’s is always a way to make your load lighter.
What should you outsource?
I recommend putting together a wish list, a list of tasks that you don’t get to during the day. Or let’s look at it this way, what tasks do you dread doing, those niggly little tasks that keep being put on the backburner as they are not deemed as important enough, yet they are essential for the success of this business you’re building? Simply put, these are the tasks that you need to outsource so that you can focus on the income-generating tasks.
How do you outsource?
Do internet research based on your immediate requirements. Find 2 or 3 reputable companies you would like to work with. Conduct an interview with each one, understand how they work, get a feel for their company culture. From these findings define who is the best person you would like to work with. Perhaps send them a trial task and see how efficiently they complete it. Use all this data to decide who will be the best match for you and your business.
Sometimes we’ve got to make tough decisions. Yet these decisions should always be to the benefit of your company and your personal life. Look at what will speed up the growth and development of your business and base your outsourcing decision on that. Good luck and let me know if you require any help screening your future outsourced team!