Outsourcing your Business
If you run a business, then you know that one of the main ways you’re going to be able to grow and scale that business is by letting go a little and being able to delegate some of the things that aren’t really within your zone of genius and that you don’t feel are the best use of your time.
However, sometimes when you’ve been the one running your business and doing everything from the beginning, then this is easier said than done, so it’s not always something that will simply come naturally and you may not know where to start when it comes to outsourcing in your business, so if you’re struggling with this right now, then in this post we’re going to share with you some of our top tips for how to start with outsourcing in your business.
Make a list:
The very first thing you should be doing if you’re planning to outsource is make a list. This can be a physical list using pen and paper or it can be a digital list that you write on your computer – the method doesn’t really matter so just do whatever you feel comfortable with.
On this list you’re going to create two sections – one is for the things you don’t enjoy doing/don’t feel are a good use of your time, and the other section is the things you can do/feel able to do.
Then you’re just going to start adding all the tasks you do on a daily basis to the appropriate category.
Research the options:
The next step is researching your options when it comes to hiring people, so for example, you could use freelancing sites and market places and list tender opportunities and one off projects that people could apply for, you could ask around in your network to see which people come recommended, or you could even go to a recruitment agency and have them do the scouting on your behalf. Again, it doesn’t matter which option you go for, but really it’s about getting it done in a way that suits you.
Set up systems:
If you’re going to bring someone into your business, then it’s important to remember that they aren’t going to just know right away what you need and how things work in your business, so you’re going to need to spend some time setting up some systems so that they know what you do each day and how your processes work and what you need from them.
Do trial runs:
When it comes to hiring people for your business, it’s important to remember that just like everything else, finding the right person might take some time, so you need to be prepared to spend some time looking, and one of the best ways to find the right person is by doing a trial run each time. Even if it’s just for a week or two since this gives you both an idea of what it will be like working together and if it’s going to work longer term.