Whether you’re a small business owner or the CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation, you may find it necessary to start outsourcing specific tasks.
Not only does this free up time for both you and your employees to seek out other endeavors, it can also help you get the job done in a more effective and cost-efficient manner.
Here are seven tasks your business should consider outsourcing:
Data entry is one of the most common jobs that companies choose to outsource. Often, data entry is something that can be thrown to the wayside or delegated to someone who has no experience. From bookkeeping to analysis and tracking, finding the right company or person to handle your data entry can save you both time and money. And you’re likely to have a much better product to present to your board and senior management.
When you’re the boss or business owner, you know how daunting it can be to book appointments, schedule calls and maintain flexibility in your calendar. While many of you might hire an assistant, you can also outsource for these tasks, too. These tasks may seem simple, but by having someone else do them, you’ll be freeing up so much time to complete other more difficult tasks.
Like data entry, research is another task that gets thrown to the wayside or put into the hands of someone who has no passion for the job. But, get this, there are actually people and teams who love researching anything and everything. They can perform research quickly which saves your team both time and money.
Information Technology (IT)
As your business grows, so will your IT needs. We’re living in a digital age, and that won’t change any time soon, if not ever. This is why it’s crucial to have a person or team of people dedicated to technology support. You will be surprised by how many hours and dollars you save by hiring experts to fix all of your tech issues.
If you don’t have a graphic designer on staff, it’s time to outsource for one. Because, let’s face it, not all of us have a keen eye for design. Consider hiring a freelance graphic designer or design agency to handle your graphic needs. While there are many easy-to-use apps on the market that enable you to create designs in-house, a trained graphic designer will be able to take your presentations, marketing collateral, etc. to a whole new level. For some statistics on why it’s important to have quality design, read this article by FinanceOnline.
This brings us to the next task your business should consider outsourcing: web design. According to an article on Forbes.com, the average human has an attention span of roughly eight seconds. Because of this, your website needs to engage users from the moment they visit your site. By hiring an experienced and qualified web designer, you’ll reduce your risk of errors, have a better user experience and more satisfied customers. Web design is expensive to outsource but, in our opinion, it’s worth it.
No matter the size of your business, having a strong presence on social media is crucial to the success of your business. But, planning and posting content on various platforms, responding to direct messages, engaging with users in the comments section and managing ads on social media is all time consuming and, for some, extremely stressful. When you hire a social media expert, you’re outsourcing for someone who loves doing all of those things. Social media experts know what to post and when to post it. They also stay up-to-date on the ever changing world of social media so you can focus your efforts on something else.
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