When it comes to outsourcing, one should always think about value, not price. Outsourcing has become a fast-emerging industry in the world and has the ability to provide continuity, operational expense control, risk management, and improve your balance between work and life.
Many entrepreneurs fail to calculate the value of opportunities lost because they save money but don’t make money. In addition, the MENA region has recently become more open to the outsourcing process, where many companies are seeking the help of freelancers in order to complete their work on time. Here are five tasks you can easily outsource to contribute to the growth of your business, while freeing up your time:
This task can be time consuming, but is also considered a specialty trade. Accountants know the rules and can keep you out of trouble, since they’re highly efficient and do this type of work every day. By outsourcing an accountant, you will ensure that a professional individual can review your financials to ensure your company is on the right track, and determined for success.
Figuring out how to connect with the right audience and increase marketing ROI could take years of arduous work. Therefore, it’s easier to find a content marketer who can create the type of copy that converts to help educate, inspire, and generate leads for your business. According to a recent report by LinkedIn, 75% of marketers are outsourcing content in some way. Whether it’s hiring a freelance writer, or an agency, you will be able to save money, and build better relationships with your customers.
Everyone thinks they can do their own design work, but very few can do it well. You can find incredibly talented freelance designers who can handle all of your artwork needs for a small fee. Working with the outsourced design team, you can get higher productivity putting less stress. Since the design professionals are paid per project, they are more focused and dedicated to their client’s needs.
As a small business owner, you need to focus on your core processes to grow your business. When you hire a virtual assistant, you’re paying only for the hours in which tasks are being handled, and you can eliminate a lot of wasted time spent on emails, appointment-setting and other repetitive tasks. When you automate employee scheduling tasks using software, you can focus less on busy work and more on the big picture.
In addition to cost and time saving, outsourcing web development has many advantages which include: quality work, latest technology, better SEO for your web projects, more functionality and customization as well as an access to a team of skilled individuals. There are many aspects to web projects that would each require a different skill set. Therefore, outsourcing your web development will give you access to a wide selection of skilled individuals who work in design, development, maintenance and marketing.
In the words of Peter Drucker, founder of modern management, “Do what you do best and outsource the rest”. You can outsource many tasks, especially the ones you consider your weakness. Look at your team, your processes and the work you have to do on a regular basis and consider outsourcing those time-consuming tasks.