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Achieve More by Hiring With Independent professionals and Freelancers
There are a thousand and one things to do when you are running any type of business operation. In small business operations where there are a handful of employees or where the owner runs the business alone,it does make sense to get someone trustworthy to handle some of the tasks that can be outsourced with minimal risk.
You are busy in your office looking at detailed business related documents when a one of your valued employees walks in;they want you to give them an income verification letter. If you want to become more successful in your business,you need to have more time to do what is critical to elevate the business to prominence in the industry,while not neglecting any of the other important matters such as preparing landlord reference letters.
It is good to keep in mind that not every activity should be outsourced.
While it would be easy and advisable to hire an independent contractor or a freelancer to perform some tasks and send us progress reports from time to time,some roles such as customer relations should be handled from within.
Below are 5 tasks that could be outsourced to save money and increase efficiency.
There is no business worth its salt today that doesn’t have a site where they can interact with and engage their customers and make announcements of new product or services. If you know how to build a detailed site and have the time to do it,you can do it yourself in the DIY spirit. Outsourcing this function is not only time saving but also saves money.
Marketing and public relations is another business task that can easily be outsourced. It is cheaper to work with marketing professionals and public relation experts who work independently. It is important to gauge the prospective marketer’s or public relation expert’s suitability by going through the online reviews that have been recorded by their employers in earlier engagements.
Research is another activity you can comfortably turn over to professionals who work independently. A good research professional will give you timely information on the general and specific market information as well as competitor analysis at a fee that is affordable.
Why hire a highly paid employee to perform professional services which can be outsourced at a fraction of the cost? Some of the tasks that can be outsourced are book keeping services and legal services that involve drawing up of simple contracts and other simple work. No doctor should waste time doing non-core stuff such as filling hospital discharge forms when they could be busy spending face-to-face time with their patients.
There are certainly other services that can be outsourced;can you think of any others that a business owner could turn over to an independent professional?