Small business owners have one thing in common, a lack of time. An entrepreneur needs to wear many hats, and a lot of time goes for the small things. Fortunately, you can outsource a lot of repetitive tasks that would free up your time. Any time you free up can go towards growing your business. Here are some tips for outsourcing work:
Only outsource tasks that are repetitive and take a lot of your time. Tasks like data entry, translation, writing, finances, accounts, etc. are all tasks well suited to outsourcing. The more volume you have, the cheaper the per task rate becomes.
When you try to outsource work online, you will come across people with varying degrees of skill and intelligence. Instead of wasting time teaching people how to execute your tasks, create clear basic instructions that anyone can understand. If and when you need to change the person, you always have an easy method training the new person.
Use one of the many platforms that manage outsourcing and freelance work. Do all your tasks through the system even if it is tempting to contact the freelancer directly and arrange lower rates. The platforms give you protection from scams, thefts, and force the freelancer to stick to the agreement or lose access to the platform.
Prepare yourself for the initial periods of hiring freelancers to be time-consuming. However, once you do find and hire the right person, you will find you have hours of extra time for more important tasks.