If you’re planning to use more outsourcing in your business, you may be wondering which parts of the business the best to outsource. The fact of the matter is, there’s a very simple process you can follow to decide which parts of your business is the most appropriate to outsource. Everyone’s business is different so your decision may be different to a contact friend or colleague who is also outsourcing. But if you follow this method you’ll soon have the best things to outsource for you decided on and you can go ahead with hiring the worker.
I always start off by working out what things I simply don’t enjoy and that’s the way you should be operating too. Do you legitimately hate sitting down and writing a large amount of sales copy? If you do then don’t struggle with writing it yourself. The fact is, the copy would be worse in the end because it will be very much an anti-labour of love. Instead of this, go ahead and find a suitable provider to write the sales copy for you. By doing so, you’ve outsourced something you otherwise hate and you’ll end up with a much better product if you choose the right provider than would otherwise being possible.
The same thing you should do is find out the things you simply do badly. None of us can be good at everything. You may well find out that graphics work is simply not your forte. If so, rather than going ahead and trying to complete this no matter what the pain involved, instead you should outsource it.
Find a suitable graphic artist, look at their portfolio and check the quality of work they deliver. If the price is right then hire this provider and you’ll soon get your graphics work back and be able to spend this time working on other aspects of your business which you are much better at.
Finally, you should look at things which can be done cheaper by someone other than yourself. You may be surprised how cheaply you can get services which you’ll be spending a long time working on. If you’re going to hire a worker in an overseas country where the economy is much worse than the one that you’re operating in then there’s no doubt that they will work cheaper than you possibly can. If it’s a certain mundane task then you’ve got a huge advantage for hiring them.
Even if you consider your hourly rate is worth $20 and you’re hiring somebody who works an hourly rate of $15, you’ve got an immediate pay rise of $5 an hour simply by outsourcing. So always work out what can be done cheaper by somebody other than you. Take your perceived hourly rate into account and then you’ll be getting value for money in outsourcing.
It’s straightforward to decide what to outsource. You don’t need to spend a lot time working over it. Generally you can find a huge amount of your business can be outsourced you might otherwise not have considered.
Simply consider these three things. First of all, work out the things you don’t enjoy even if you’re paying slightly more than otherwise being possible. The added enjoyment and the incentives this person to do a better job than you makes outsourcing worthwhile. Secondly, outsource the things that you just aren’t very good at and everyone has things which can be done better by somebody other than themselves. Find the things you’re worst at and outsource them. Last, consider the things that somebody else can do cheaper than you. If it’s a circle of laborious or mundane tasks then almost certainly anyone else could do this cheaper than you.
People a lining up around the block to do these tasks for you so why slave away yourself? Instead, go ahead and hire an appropriate outsourcing worker and the mundane tasks will be completed for you while you’re concentrating on growing your business.