Outsourcing can be a real scary thought for a business owner, especially if you’ve never done it before. Handing over the responsibly to someone you’ve probably never met, it s huge deal! You know you need to do it, but you don’t know who to or even what!
You’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked and stressed, and there are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done! BUT, this is a MUST if you want to grow your business.
So, here are 10 things you can outsource today:
1. Website design and creation
You can easily outsource the full design of your website, or someone to make simple tweaks and edits, or even ensure your site is kept up to date and threat free from hackers
2. Advertising and marketing:
Why not outsource your online marketing, social media and even your newsletters? There are plenty of VAs, and experts with these skills. This would free up so much of your time so you can work on things you’re amazing at!
4. Buying goods and services online:
Trying to buy goods and services online can at times be very taxing considering you will have to create online accounts and have to deal with the buyers or sellers, but outsourcing the services of experts ensures you get quality goods and quality services without having to sweat it out.
5. Profiling competition on social media:
It would be ideal to outsource the services of experts when trying to research your competitors on social media. Trying to do it yourself is likely to take a lot of time and resources, but the experts know their way around such researches.
6. Payroll services:
Instead of creating a payroll system, which would mean hiring an accountant, you could simply outsource the services online. This will help ensure that employees or contractors are paid on time and accurately. It will also save you from doing calculations.
7. Management of social networking sites:
If you are too busy to be always on your social networking sites then you could get the services of a virtual assistant to help keep your page active and busy.
8. Customer service:
You could outsource customer service by having an online expert/virtual assistant in place to always answer to complains, comments and inquiries. This gives you time to do other things.
9. Transcription services:
You can outsource the services of a transcriber from any location in the world. There are so many transcriptionists available right at your fingertips. These could include recorded class notes, memos or articles.
10. Order processing:
If you sell products online, you could be having so many orders coming in randomly that it would be wise to outsource the services of an expert to help with the order processing. This will ensure the products get delivered on time and in an orderly manner. Outsourcing is ideal for online businesses that do not have the space and money to pay employees, it makes it easier to have your work done from somewhere else and delivered to you digitally.
So there you have it…. my top ten tasks you can outsource today!