4 Things I Wish I Had Known Earlier About Outsourcing
Are you overwhelmed with your everyday tasks that you have to stay on top upon in your online business?
If you are at the point where your business is making money, but the tasks you have to do every day, are getting more and more, it is time to think about outsourcing some of these tasks.
But how will you know what to outsource?
Here are a few tips on how to figure this out:
1. For at least one week list all of the tasks that you do every day for your business AND in your home.
Remember outsourcing does not necessarily mean that you just have to limit it to business tasks. Yo can also add things like grocery shopping and cleaning to the list of things you can hire someone to do for you. I personally have my grocery delivered at least once a week (more often when we lived in Florida because the services were better there than here in Las Vegas, especially for organic produce), and I have someone come in twice a week to clean. This frees up so much time!
2. Look for things on your list, that are so mundane anyone could do them, but they still have to be done.
These are the first tasks you should consider outsourcing. The easier the task, the more likely that the VA will do them correctly. No steep learning curve here.
3. Look at the list to find tasks you hate to do.
Are there items that you dread every day? For me, it was cleaning, and number two was formatting my blog posts. I love writing the articles, but formatting them, took more time than writing. Whatever it is, that you do not like, put that on your outsource list.
4. Look at the list to find tasks that you are not good at.
While it will cost you more money to hire someone to do specialized tasks, think of how long it would take you to learn it yourself. Your time is valuable, so you might not want to take the time to invest in lessons or course to get better at it.
One word of caution: You should at least know the basics of what you are outsourcing so that you can do a proper quality check. So learn the basics, and hire an expert for the rest.
Freelancer.com is by far my favorite outsourcing platform when it comes to tasks that require writing, design work, ebook covers, and editors. As a potential employer, you can post a job you need assistance with, and potential employees can answer with how much they will charge, and how long it will take them to complete the project. You can accept then the offer that sounds best to you. Freelancer has high-quality people working through their platform, but their expertise vary greatly, so make sure that you do not choose someone just based on their price, but also on their experience. You can check out Freelancer.com by clicking this link.
I hope this little guide helped you to know when to outsource your next project or task. Freeing your time to do the most profitable tasks that only you can do, makes a lot of financial sense, as you are now able to use this time freely to do what you do best.
Good luck on your journey!