Just because you’re the leader of your small business or blog doesn’t mean you should be drowning in to-do lists and overseeing all aspects of the biz.
Even if you can’t afford a full staff, you CAN afford a virtual assistant to outsource to. A few hours a week can make all the difference in your sanity levels.
Outsourcing has had many benefits for a number of years. Some of the basic benefits include operational costs. If you are outsourcing digitally to someone to take on some light admin duties, you don’t have to pay into health benefits, vacation time, or even a full days’ pay, especially if you only need a couple of hours from them. Get the basics done and not only are they done and off your plate, it didn’t cost you a whole lot to relieve the stress of doing that job yourself.
Increased efficiency is another bonus when you outsource. Let’s say you aren’t a pro when it comes to putting together a spreadsheet or doing online research. Paying someone who is familiar with how to do it will benefit you. When you can tell them what you need, and they implement their expertise into the job. You don’t have to oversee them step-by-step, and nine times out of ten, you can trust that the job is going to be done to your liking.
Focusing on what’s important is a huge benefit. When you trust someone to handle the smaller, menial tasks, you can focus on things like getting the customers and getting the sales. Don’t waste your time on the time-wasting jobs. Outsource to someone who can take care of it for you, easily and efficiently so you can do what you do best.
Time zones can further increase your productivity when you outsource because if you work it out the right way, you can give your virtual assistant a job one evening, and wake up the next morning with a completed task in your inbox or on your website.
Just because you manage a business or a blog doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself. Free yourself from the smaller tasks and focus n moving your business forward.