If you know you need to start outsourcing some of your work but don’t know where to start, here’s a few of the ways that I can help you.
- adding content to website
- formatting content
- editing content
- setting up/mailing out newsletter
- scheduling podcast guests
- social media management
- content creation
- group moderation (community management)
- auto responder set up
And that’s only a few of the things that can be outsourced! Make a list of the services that you need. If you have other administrative tasks, take note of them so that we can discuss on our intro call. A helpful way to determine how many of hours of help you need each week or month is to begin tracking those tasks took and writing down the amount of time you were spending on each one.
Now grab your list and spend a few minutes thinking about the priority of each task you wrote down. Rewrite your list in order of priority (or number it – whatever works for you to keep track of the first priority, second, etc.) As you prepare your list, think about what will affect your bottom line the most.
It’s also a good idea to add notes to your list about when and how often each one of those tasks needs attention. You’ll also need to jot down software used and skills needed to handle each project. The last part of this is to figure out how many hours it’ll take someone to handle these each week,for you.
After you’ve prioritized the projects and figured out how long you’ll need someone to devote to a task(s), you need to think about an outsourcing budget. This is an important step when it comes to outsourcing. For example, if you only have a budget of $300 don’t expect to get 50 hours’ worth of work done. You have to be realistic. And this circles back around to why you prioritized tasks – make sure you pay to have the highest priority project completed first.
You don’t want to make the mistake of outsourcing just for the sake of it. When you do it, you are going want to do it effectively and strategically so it’s a benefit to you and your business. The whole point of hiring a service provider should be for a couple reasons already mentioned – to free up your time to do more of what you enjoy and to increase your bottom line. And that’s why it’s important to take the time to do the ‘leg work’ before you actually hire someone to avoid stress and confusion later on.
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