A new year or a new season is the perfect time to reorganize your life and determine your priorities. In this post, I’m going to talk about four aspects of outsourcing (here’s a hint, outsourcing is what my clients pay me for!).
What does ‘outsourcing’ mean?
There are a few ways to describe outsourcing:
- hiring an outside source to complete a task
- getting the job done but not necessarily doing it yourself
- giving the task, project, or assignment to someone who may be more qualified
Sometimes, you don’t want to do the thing, or you don’t have the time. Other times, outsourcing means having someone who is more qualified do it.
What are the benefits of outsourcing?
When you think about it, we kinda outsource all the time. Fellow moms, I know, do, for sure. Having the kids take out the garbage or shovel the driveway, and asking your spouse to help you with a do-to list. It helps you to tackle the to-do list quicker, right? Here are some other benefits:
- frees up time to do something else
- sometimes it can be cheaper to have someone else do it
- adds flexibility to your life
- allows you time to focus on your flow, your genius
Essentially, outsourcing means that you regain time, time that you wouldn’t have without a little extra help.
What could you outsource?
You could outsource just about anything, these days. You can hire a housekeeper. You could take your laundry to a wash-and-fold service. When you order take-out food, you’re outsourcing the cooking. Grocery delivery counts, too.
But what about in business? Here are some great ideas:
- social media updates
- blog/website updates
- general administration
- product sourcing
- internet research
- sound/video editing
- creating processes/SOPs
- email marketing
By outsourcing, you can easily gain hours in your day, week, month, and year, just by outsourcing some of those tasks that either don’t interest you or just turn out to be a huge time-suck.
I can help!
Book a free consultation call with me to see how outsourcing to me can benefit you and your business.