If you and your business haven’t yet considered outsourcing, you’re either drowning in unnecessary stress, or a multifaceted business mastermind with time controlling abilities. If you and your business haven’t yet considered outsourcing, you’re either drowning in unnecessary stress, or a multifaceted business mastermind with time controlling abilities.
Outsourcing is that life-saving help found from external firms specialising in the things you won’t always have time for. If you think you can successfully juggle administrative tasks, payrolls, web designs, online content, social media management, all while offering the specific expertise of your company, then you’re of a rare breed!
However, outsourcing does more than simply save you time; it reduces operational costs, focuses your company on the things that matter and puts your business one step ahead of its competition.
Let’s consider the following scenario: Imagine you are just starting a new in-house project. You will need to find, hire and train a team to provide the right resources to get your business up and running.
Or, to save on capital costs and avoid high expenses during the initial stages of your business, you can outsource. Not only does it benefit the stress levels of your team (trust me, they will thank you later), but it adds to the appeal of your company to investors as they know their investments will go straight into driving business growth.
Anyway, enough about its benefits, clearly outsourcing is the way to go. Let’s look at what you can specifically outsource:
⦁ Payroll and Bookkeeping
While financial management is the crux of business growth, it can also be the most tedious and risky to organise. Outsourcing financial management aid will bring in the right experts with competence in a range of software packages, systems and processes to keep your funds safe and up to scratch.
⦁ Social Media and Digital Marketing
We all know to survive the business world in the 21st century, you’re going to need an advantageous online presence. I’m sure you’ve heard of all the success stories coming from smart instragram management. Yet social media is so much bigger than one platform and managing twitter accounts, facebook pages and instagram profiles is practically a full time job in itself.
⦁ Administrative Tasks
Also known as your regular secretary. Yet with the power of the internet it can just as easily be completed with a virtual assistant. These tasks include scheduling, travel arrangements, data entry, typing etc. Small, yet important tasks to keep your business running smoothly.
⦁ Content Services and SEO strategies.
Search Engine Optimisation can be an artful strategy, but once you know the tricks of the trade, it’s not that difficult. This is where outsourcing really comes in hand. Today when people look for a service, they’re turning to the limitless online world to do their research. To really put your business on the market it needs to have clear information and most importantly, be easily accessible. If we can be lazy, we will be, and the first links to appear on google will be the ones to click.
⦁ Web Design and Maintenance
Do you understand wiring framing and designing? Are you a master of HTML or CSS coding? (Or now you really have no idea what I’m talking about?) Web design and upkeep can be a time-consuming task especially when tech issues arise and upgrades and additions are needed. In this specialised field outsourcing help can fill in the gap in both creating your web presence or later down the track with tech trouble.
Outsourcing talent means they’re not there forever, but they’re the helping hand when needed. Rather than pay a full-time employee for each of these functions, a temporary member can be employed to fill in the missing piece. This gets the job done quickly and cost-efficiently.
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