Outsourcing is an effective way to reduce cost and have access to real talents around you. However, I believe that it goes beyond that; it’s a tool that helps you get you organized and put more effort into the tasks that actually need your attention. Think about it, many projects have specific requirements and demand certain skills, why stress when you can get your work done by experts? To get more insights on the benefits and nature of outsourcing, you can read my previous article: “Outsourcing 101: Who Outsources & why?”
Going further, I have prepared a list of all the things you can outsource and get done while focusing on your business growth! The 40+ tasks are grouped into categories according to function.
Assistant Corner (Administrative Tasks).
Relieve your employees from the dull and time-consuming tasks by outsourcing the administrative tasks to experts who can finish your work in no time! This will help your employees invest time in their core duties and be more productive.
- Data entry
- Creating and managing Spreadsheets
- File organization
- Mid-year or end-of-year Inventory
- Creating PowerPoint presentations
- Responding to client inquiries:
- Customer support
- Report creation
- Accounting and bookkeeping
Literature & Creative Writing Corner (Content Creation & Management Tasks).
Content related tasks are numerous and no employee is able to do everything unless you want to hire a huge team of writers. These tasks go from basic technical writing to creative writing to translation; outsourcing will definitely get you the results and quality you are looking for.
- Translation of documents
- Website and Mobile app Translation
- Website Content management
- Press Release, blog, newsletter writing
- Editing and proofreading
- Technical writing ( user guides)
Creative Corner (Creative & Design Tasks).
Hiring a full-time designer or creative, with good expertise who actually knows what he/she is doing, can be quite expensive. However, you can always outsource to a freelancer with a great portfolio to work on those one time or not-so-frequent projects; it is guaranteed that you will save up more than 40% of your overhead costs.
- Logo design
- Marketing Materials Design
- Website design
- Mobile App design
- Packaging design
- 3D Design
- Video Animation
- Video Editing
Developers Corner (Technical & Development tasks).
Setting up an online business, or moving your business online requires specific technical skills and can be quite complicated if you are new in the field. Outsourcing experienced developers is your best option to get your business going.
- Web development
- Mobile App Development
- E-Commerce Development
- Payment Gateway Integration
- Software Development
- IT support
Business Corner (Consultancy Tasks).
Owning and running a business means making tough decisions along the way. You can always outsource consultants with high-end expertise who can share their experience in the market to help you keep your business on track, and keep making profits.
- Online Advertising
- Social Media strategy management
- Online Marketing Strategy
- Strategic Planning
- Financial consulting ( financial Advisor)
- Public Relations Consultancy
- Business development consulting
- Legal counseling
Custom Made Corner (Production tasks).
You won’t always need to produce custom made products, and you definitely don’t need to buy that extremely expensive warehouse and heavy machinery to implement your ideas! Outsourcing production tasks is your best alternative!
- Promotional Items
- Marketing Materials Printing (Business cards, brochures, etc)
- 3D Printing
- Packaging production
You see, there are endless tasks you can outsource to grow your business with the help of qualified experts. Choosing the services, however, depends on your current business needs. All you have to do is identify what functions really need your input and delegate the rest.
You can check the next blog article in the Beginner’s Guide to Outsourcing for tips on how to succeed at outsourcing through a simple and effective process.