In an ideal world, when planning out your workday, it would revolve around doing the best that you can and using your best skills to really grow the business. It would be great if we could spend all of our time doing the things that we really enjoy doing and what excites us. Then, for the things that we aren’t as skilled in, or just find plain boring, we could delegate those tasks to others. While this ideal might seem like a lofty goal, the truth is that as a small business owner, you don’t need to be doing it all; you can outsource. The good news is that you are likely to pay less than you might think, and you’ll get an expert in their field to do the work for you. So where you are less skilled, and it would take you a while to do something, why not outsource?
The question is, how do you know when you should outsource something? Think about the following three criteria:
- Are you procrastinating on a certain task? If you find that you are procrastinating with something, then it is likely to be because you don’t have the skills or knowledge to get the job done well.
- Do you dread starting the task? Similar to procrastinating, you if you find that you are dreading doing something, then it will be a task that won’t get done well, if at all.
- Are you awesome at the task? If you have answered no to that question, then the chances are that there will be a professional skilled to do it, that can do a much better job.
So if these are some things that you can resonate with, then here are a few of the tasks that can be outsourced, to get the job done, and free up some of your precious time, to do the things that can really help to grow the business.
Search Engine Optimisation
The way that the world is changing, and how fast technology and the internet is changing, you’ll be forgiven for not really understanding how many things really work. Take SEO, for example. Do you know how to really harness this for your business website to get the most hits, that can hopefully convert to sales? If not, then it could be a good idea to look for a professional SEO agency to help you out. As they have the skills and knowledge in this area, it can save you a whole heap of time as you’d need to look things up and take time to implement it all.
Appointments, Reservations, and Logistics Coordination
If you didn’t have to take time to arrange calls, reservations, or appointments, just think of all of the time that you would have saved! So how about actually doing just that? A virtual assistant is someone hired to arrange certain things for you, or to do other admin based jobs. You can save time, and money, as they don’t need to be paid a lot per task, and it will then mean your time is freed up for other things.