Are you reluctant to try outsourcing tasks? There’s a tendency when running a business to do it all yourself. You want to make sure that every aspect of the business runs smoothly and is completed in a professional manner. There are benefits to distributing the workload to optimize your time.
When business is doing well, you don’t have extra time
When you’re just starting your company, that school of thought might be best. But it might also be better for you financially. As your business grows (and it will thanks to all your hard work), you’ll start to feel stretched thin from all the tasks that you must take care of. You will start to feel like you’re always working. All work and no play will eventually lead to sloppy work – or worse, burn out.
What is it that you do not like to do, or do not do well?
You can outsource the tasks that you don’t like to do. This will reserve your energy and talents for the things you enjoy about your business. You can also hire a third party to do the tasks that are slightly out of your ability to handle. This some aspects of setting up web pages still causes you to stumble and takes longer than it should.
In that case, you’ll end up making money by outsourcing the job. One way to figure if it’s cost effective to hire someone else to do the project is to decide how long the job takes you to complete it and what your time is worth versus what you’d pay to have it done.
The bottom line, what is the time cost to you?
If your marketing time is worth $100 an hour and you’re spending six hours setting up a web page versus paying someone else $150 to set one up, then you’re profiting overall.
Pay someone else to write content for you
You can be the best writer on the Internet, but writing is very time consuming. Especially if you must have fresh content daily or weekly and your business has grown to the extent that producing this content is causing you stress. If that’s the case, then it’s time to put it in someone else’s hands. You can outsource the writing and then just tweak the articles when they’re returned to you.
Automate setting up a blog by paying someone else
Setting up blogs for your business can demand a lot of time because of all the details involved in creating a blog. Then once it’s created, there’s the need for continual content. By giving the job to another capable person, you’ll be free to focus on the other tasks that you enjoy more.
Outsource your backlinking for your content
Making sure the backlinking gets done to get traffic is one of the biggest time drains with promoting a website. By outsourcing this, you can free up hours of your time. Not only do you save time by having someone else write the content, but you can also hire the same person to submit the articles to the marketing directories for you.
Leveraging Fiverr to get things done
One of the most popular places to outsource tasks is Fiverr. Fiverr is on online marketplace where individuals can share their talents. Specifically, by having you pay them to do the tasks you either don’t know how to do, or do not want to do. Whether it is designing a logo, setting up a website, writing content, or working on backlinks. There are so many options on Fiverr, you can easily use them to fulfil most of your virtual assistant needs.
Make the best use of your business resources
Having an online business can be a wonderful experience and it’s one that you should enjoy doing. Giving yourself the gift of time by outsourcing is one of the best things you can let your business do for you.
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