When I’ve run my business completely solo, the stress I felt was palpable. I’d wake up in the middle of the night thinking about the small details of my business, and wondering how I’d get through them to make a dent in the more meaningful fun and revenue-generating projects .
One of the biggest reasons that entrepreneurs don’t get done all they want, is that they feel they have to do everything themselves in order for things to go smoothly in their business. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Outsourcing can save you time and make you money.
Here are 3 ways outsourcing can help your business grow.
1. It allows for better use of your valuable time
When you own an online business, one of the most important things to remember is how much your time is really worth. When you think about the dull or repetitive tasks that you are doing, you’ll find this work is not worth your high per hour price tag! When you outsource, you’ll pay someone else to take care of those responsibilities, which frees you up for the more important revenue generating projects.
2. It saves your resources
Think about everything that goes into the tasks that you would outsource. Not only is it your time, but there’s the cost of internet and software. After awhile all of these costs add up. For instance, if you were to purchase graphics software(and teach yourself to do what a graphic designer can do) that can get quite expensive. When you outsource, you get someone who specializes in areas of your business that you don’t know how to do or have no desire to learn. More than likely these people already have the tools needed to complete their assignment. Depending on the project, this might save you money and learning time.
3. It connects you with the experts
The tasks you are outsourcing might be ones that you have no desire to learn about, whether they are troubleshooting, manufacturing, taking orders, website design and maintenance, or something else. By handing the work over to an expert who enjoys and makes it their business to know the latest details, you’ll be able to take advantage of their knowledge in the area without having to learn it yourself. Their expertise will save you time and also will give your customers or clients more than you could possibly give them yourself.
Are you tired of doing it all yourself and do you feel like a slave to your online business? (I know I have when I don’t have the right people in place) Check out a great resource I discovered called Outsourcing Weekly, I love this step-by-step guide to outsourcing. Stay tuned this week, I’ll be sharing some more info about outsourcing.
Kim DeYoung is the original Metromom—a motivated mom entrepreneur committed to her family, her career and achieving success on her own terms. Also known as the “Get It Done Girl”, Kim is the dynamic and creative force behind Metromom.com, the “get it done” resource for the busy mom entrepreneur, providing solutions on marketing, money, mindset and motherhood. –