Do you often wish you could clone yourself? You know, delegating the majority of your workload to streamlined mini-me groups, so you can focus on what you do best–providing the best product and the best service for your clients.
Unfortunately, cloning is not an option. However, there are viable ways to end your juggling act and shorten your “to do” list. This magic solution is “outsourcing”.
If you’re slapping your forehead right now, wondering why you didn’t figure it out yourself, stop. Do not blame yourself. Instead, consider the many aspects of your business that you can outsource to others–from you small business payroll for your new website design. The possibilities are endless.
Payroll is a big deal that you should leave to someone else. Who needs the stress and worry associated with keeping up with ever-changing tax laws, calculating deductions for social security, and the myriad of other rules that involve spending paychecks? Outsource this giant cause of IRS-related anxiety and you’ll likely sleep better at night.
Today, most companies operate their own websites–and many include blogs. If you spend too much time staring at a blank screen, searching for the perfect words, and coming up blank, you may benefit from outsourcing your writing assignments. Freelance writers can not only save you with great content for your blog, but they can also fulfill your other writing needs such as writing speeches and presentations, creating pamphlets and flyers, press releases and annual reports. If there are words, they can do it.
When you try to think of a number, does it feel like it’s going to explode? If so, you should consider outsourcing your bookkeeping duties. Forget about having to teach yourself basic accounting ins and outs. Leaving it to a professional will help you stay on top of your company’s finances, help avoid costly accounting mistakes, and save you time and money at tax time. Plus, outsourcing is cheaper than adding a bookkeeper to your staff.
4. Web Design
For most small businesses, it doesn’t make much financial sense to hire an in-house web designer. Once the site is up and running, there will be periods when there isn’t much to do at all. And adding it to the duties of another employee who “knows little about computers” is not a wise choice. By outsourcing this task, you’ll save a lot of your salary and still have the perfect professional to design and maintain your .com.
5. Social Media Marketing
Sure, social media is fun. Who doesn’t love tweeting and pinning? However, Social Media Marketing requires someone who can dedicate their hours to harness the power of this platform to market your company and products–and as CEO, you just don’t have time. Luckily, there are a variety of social media marketing agencies that will be happy to meet your social media marketing needs. And scratch something else off the seemingly endless list of things to do.
Take a serious look at the many tasks hogging your day. Chances are some can be entrusted to outsourcing–a much easier option than babysitting an army of clones.
What tasks does your company entrust to outsourcing? How will this decision benefit your company?
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