Owning your own company or being an independent contractor can mean that you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. You feel that you have built your world from the ground up, and nobody else can do it like you can. While that might be true, some things can be outsourced. To be successful and work smarter, not harder, you may need to expand your horizons and put trust into others.
There are some things you need to understand before you outsource any of your tasks. The first and most important thing is that nobody will do the job exactly like you, and there will be a learning curve for both sides. If you outsource to a virtual assistant or another company they will have to learn about you, your company, and what you like. It is different than hiring somebody in-house because you will not see this person every day. You may not even hear from this person daily. They are still doing the work you need them to. It is hard to trust in the unknown, but after the learning curve is over, you will be grateful that you continued.
The next thing is that there are some things you just shouldn’t outsource. This will depend on you. If it is something that you want done in a specific way only, this should not be outsourced. If you get anxious even considering giving somebody else access to this information, it should not be outsourced. Only you can decide what you definitely do not want to outsource.
Another thing is that no one person can do all things. If you decide to outsource be sure to find out exactly what that person or company is capable of. You don’t want to get into a situation where you hire a virtual assistant to do a job, then realize that their skill set doesn’t cover an area that you would like covered. Know what you are looking for when you outsource, and you won’t be disappointed.
The last thing is to outsource things that bog you down or you don’t know how to do. If you have a hard time keeping up with your marketing, social media, or blogging, those should be the first to outsource. If you don’t know how to create graphics or logos, that should be the next thing to outsource.
Once you get into a rhythm with whoever you outsource to, you will feel a weight lifted and your time will be freed up for you to do the things you really like. You can visit our website at http://www.bizebeerealestate.com. Let us be your busy bee! If you are interested in more information, or for a FREE Business Analysis, call us at 202-469-6774.