Let Go of the Reins and Start Outsourcing

Chalkboard "Outsourcing"Running your business online can be a fearsome task in itself, but it is made even more so by insisting on not outsourcing some of the work you have to have done.

The truth is, there are people out there who can do many of the tasks you’ve got on your plate, and probably a lot better than you, especially if you are in a rush and overburdened. The fact is, keeping all this work to yourself is practically ensuring that you won’t be growing your business very much at all. You simply won’t be able to do the things needed to scale.

Here are a few specific reasons why you need to be outsourcing. Take a look and see if this doesn’t make sense to you.

There’s some things only you can do – And you need to be tending to those. These include things such as planning, networking, finding new clients and sewing up deals, and in general, being the visionary behind your company. This can’t be outsourced. By freeing you up to do more of this type of work, you set yourself up for more business and success in the future.

Accelerate your growth – A benefit of the above, when more hands are helping deliver a project, you are able to reduce the time necessary for projects and thus book more. Moreover, when one person moves on, gets sick, goes on vacation or simply fails to deliver, you don’t have to explain these delays to the client. This can also help you avoid the “single point of failure” mistake.

Increase your levels of expertise – Outsourcing tasks to people who may just know how to do it better than you has benefits too. Not only is your firm more capable now, you benefit by having a higher level of expertise you can sell and package. Also, let’s be honest, no one person can know and do everything.

Isn’t it time to make the leap and set your business up for growth and greater productivity by outsourcing work you don’t need to do yourself to others?

Here are some resources we use to find great people to do work for us, both locally and abroad.

Typically you can find great people, for really reasonable prices, and don’t be afraid to negotiate rates.

https://www.upwork.com/ – Great for data entry, design work, virtual assistants

https://www.freelancer.com/ – Great for programmers and software design

http://www.craigslist.org/ – Great for part time assistants, errands, house chores, etc

http://www.callruby.com/ – Need someone to answer the phones for you, this service is great.

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