Outsourcing can be helpful for business owners of every level. You can assign a task to someone else and have it done for you.
After the job is completed to your satisfaction, you simply pay the person you hired and the work is yours to keep.
The biggest benefit of outsourcing is that it removes unpleasant tasks from your to-do list.
For example, you may not enjoy keeping track of your business’s financial records. You could outsource this job to a bookkeeper. Every month, you would email your receipts to her. Then your bookkeeper will tally everything up and tell you how much you earned in profits.
Take a look at your to-do list right now.
Look for the items that need to be done but you don’t enjoy completing.
Now, consider whether these tasks have to be done by you or if they be handled by someone else.
Another benefit of outsourcing is that it can save you a lot of money. Maybe your strength isn’t in graphic design. You spend hours each week, trying to create images for your blog and social media accounts.
You don’t like having to spend that much time and you don’t particularly like the look of the graphics you make. But you keep doing it because you think you’re saving money.
The problem is if it takes you 3 hours to make a graphic and you get paid an hourly rate of $75, then you essentially paid $225 for that image. Now, if you outsourced the project and paid a professional designer $97, then you’ve actually made a profit of $128.
Outsourcing also gives you the gift of focus.
When you try to handle everything yourself, you end up wearing many hats.
Handling all of these different tasks can leave you hopping from one crisis to the next.
You’re so busy tending to your business that you can’t afford to grow it. But with smart outsourcing, you can reclaim your focus and get back to developing your business.
When you outsource, you also relieve stress and let go of frustration.
For example, you’ve spent a week freaking out over your sales page.
You’ve tried repeatedly to create the copy you need but nothing sounds right to you. The product launch is getting closer and you’re beginning to feel overwhelmed.
Rather than continue to struggle with this task, give it to someone else. Hire a copywriter you’ve always wanted to work with. Reach out to a fellow business owner who has excellent sales copy and ask for an introduction to their copywriter.
Then sit back and enjoy the feeling of your anxiety melting away.