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Entrepreneurs like to run their businesses on a bootstrap budget. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, that means you don’t have any employees and you wear many hats throughout your working day. You’re the boss, the bookkeeper, the receptionist, the social media specialist, the marketing department, the recruiter and then you pull out the vacuum cleaner and tidy up your workspace before you lock your front door and go to bed.
You handle every part of your business yourself. Flying solo can be a good thing and it’s great fun at times. But if you want your business to grow, you’ll need to get the right help and support. Not only will this help your business grow (so you can do more of what you love) it can also make you happier and healthier, too.
The 4 Benefits of Outsourcing:
1.Increased Clarity With Your Business
It’s hard to look at the big picture when you’re using a microscope. Often, entrepreneurs fixate on the daily details, they fail to step back and examine whether their business is heading in the right direction.
When you have other people handling routine tasks, your vision gets clearer. You’ll be able to see which strategies and ideas are growing your business and which ones aren’t. This means you can grow your business better and make more impact.
For many entrepreneurs, speakers and assistants, there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. Often, the first thing you remove from your overflowing to-do list is your own self-care. You can’t serve your clients and be there for your loved ones if you’re always run-down, tired and in need of an early night.
When you have support in your business, you’ll have extra time that you can invest in yourself. You can use this time to get a manicure, book a massage, stop by the hair salon, prepare nutritious meals, or take a nap in the middle of the day. When you have your self-care routines, you’ll feel good about yourself and enjoy your work more. Outsourcing gives you back to your loved ones.
Another advantage of hiring help is that you can focus on the projects that only you can do. So many business owners get involved in the minutiae that they can no longer grow their business. Focus on the work that your business is known for. For example, if you’re a coach, then only you can coach your clients and help them make the changes they need. But updating your Instagram account with inspirational quotes? Anyone can do that – so outsource it! Outsource to your VA and know that she’ll do a great job so you can focus on doing a great job for your clients.
4.Good Work/Life Balance
Finding and maintaining a positive work/life balance isn’t always easy. But it becomes easier when you outsource. There might be times when all you want to do is finish a project, so you spend days in front of your laptop or there might be times when you avoid your inbox or blog in the hopes that you won’t have to deal with anything work-related. Avoiding certain activities is a sign that you need to outsource!
Choosing a balanced lifestyle is easier when you have talented freelancers, ones that you trust, working for you. With the right people in place, you can sleep easier because everything that needs to be done, will be.
Just because you’re an entrepreneur, you don’t have to manage every aspect of your business yourself. You can (and should) outsource the things you don’t enjoy or that you struggle with so you can get back to focusing on building a thriving business.
P.S Remember that you can protect your boundaries with your freelancers and outsourced help when you use our Outsourced Contracts