Starting your own business requires wearing many different hats: business strategy, marketing, design, administration, customer service, bookkeeping, etc. But as your business takes off, you’ll be drowning in a sea of daunting to-dos. You’re stressed, overwhelmed, overworked, and under paid. You just can’t do it all. Your business needs to grow and your stress levels need to shrink.
Enter Outsourcing: To obtain goods or services from an outside source. To contract out. To farm out. To get you started, here are 5 simple steps to start outsourcing to grow your business.
1. Track and Record
Write out your entire workflow from brainstorming to marketing, to emails, to sale, to support, to finances, etc.
Cross off the items that you LOVE doing, That ONLY you can do, and that you’re really good at doing.
Now, circle the one that takes the MOST amount of time. That’s the big guy….the time sucker, that little warthog.
Create a process and a system for exactly how you’d like that task to be completed.
5. Share The Love
Off load that bad boy by hiring some help. Hire an online Virtual Assistant, find a friend that possesses this amazing skill (pssst…I always like trading skills to start off, if you know what i mean), Or hit up that company that specializes in your task.
It may feel like a big investment at first, but here’s the thing, by eliminating this task from your workflow, you’ll free up your time to focus on what you do best to get more sales for your business. And you’ll feel alive again!
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