If I can have one wish, it’s to have more than 24 hours in a day. The business & sales people I know always wish for more time. The good news is you can add more hours to your day by outsourcing work to expert freelancers and businesses. In fact, this is something you should be doing if you want your business to succeed.
Making the decision to outsource certain aspects of your business is very important. Solo-prenuers and businesses with only a few employees often try to do too much in-house; they feel that they can’t afford to hire help, or that by outsourcing they will lose control of the business they have worked so hard to build.
Neither of these assumptions is true. Outsourcing will give you more control over the most important parts of your business – the core money making parts of your business. It will free up your time and allow you to focus your attention on your customers, your products, or your day to day operations.
Outsourcing will help you make more money in the long run. Imagine what you can do with the time you free up by outsourcing your bookkeeping, your web design and maintenance, your advertising material development (copyright), even your cleaning regiment. Even as little as 5 extra hours a month can make an impact on your business and your bottom line.
Outsourcing also allows you to connect with professionals who are experienced and expert in their field. They bring more to the table than just freeing up your time. They bring their expertise and knowledge to your business. Their business is designed to help your business grow.
For instance, you have a wealth of knowledge about your industry. Sharing that knowledge will help position you and your company better in your market. But you’re not a writer and the time it will take to write consistently and distribute the content is scary. Hiring a business or freelancer, to help generate content, will take it off your plate. Not only that, a professional will take your ideas get a lot of mileage of it, by breaking up content and distributing your content on various channels. The knowledge of how and where to distribute your knowledge is valuable and will improve your outcome.
Same can be said for designers of your copyright. An experienced marketing professional will do a better job of communicating your brand. You’ll benefit from better marketing materials and realize more business.
A virtual team of expert professionals brings a lot of expertise you otherwise wouldn’t have working on your business. Most small businesses can’t afford to hire full time lawyers, accountants, designers, internet professionals, various professional designers, and a marketing department. Using your own virtual team, on a contract basis when you need them, will make your business more profitable and help you position yourself in your industry.
You simple can not afford to be a Jack or Jill of all trades and a master of none.
Here’s a few freelance websites to checkout: