In case you haven’t noticed, especially these days, time is flying by and with it goes dollars. Every minute that you are earning money, you have to sacrifice other things for what is most profitable. I’m here to tell you some ways you are wasting money by not having your time prove more valuable to you. This is one of many reasons to outsource and contract-out some tasks. Hiring remote workers can cut costs on this and give you the help that you need at a fraction of the cost if you were hiring someone to work in-house. Here are a few tasks that you probably do that, let’s face it, you shouldn’t bother with.
Blogging – Yes, blogging is essential in the world of a small business owner. Even if you just sell candles on the side, having a blog about crafts can get your website more visitors and therefore you are able to sell more candles… See? It’s all connected! But, you don’t have to waste precious hours researching and writing and editing. You can hire a Content Writer for that!
Bookkeeping – Data entry can really suck all that is good out of your soul! Spending time punching in numbers is for the birds – or a Virtual Assistant if you would rather shell out some dough than spend hours on the details when the big project is what is going to earn you money! You have to be able to prioritize and a VA can help you do just that thing. It’s like having your own bookkeeper, confidant and friend and they’re just a click away!
E-mail – That’s it? Just my email, you might be thinking. Well, let’s talk about it. E-mail can also be one of those tasks that just take too much time and effort to sift through. You have better things to do than answer silly questions about past projects or even just getting through the junk can give you a raging headache before 9am. Did you know that you can hire people to go through your e-mail for you and set up filters so that you only get that e-mails that you need? Wow, what a world we live in, am I right? So, don’t even look at that inbox, with its 1000+ e-mails in it just looking to waste your time. Hire someone to take care of that for you today!
Researching – This is where this whole outsourcing thing can be a real blessing. There are people waiting to be hired right now that will research anything for you! Whether its price comparisons for your kid’s birthday party options or searching for your business’ competitors and what they are doing on social media… You could be just wasting your time away in front of the computer looking up some of these things!
Scheduling – Scheduling assignments and tasks can take up a lot of time. You may have never considered hiring an assistant because who would just take part-time work but still be able to know what you want and how you want it done? You may think that you have to do everything but the truth is that that is what remote workers do. They are fine doing part-time work because that is what they want. They may have several clients that they are working for and that type of worker that isn’t solely depending on work from you can be a relief and then you get someone to do those tasks like scheduling that just aren’t worth your time.
Travel Research and Scheduling – Whether you are travelling alone or organizing a large trip, hiring someone else to do it is just easier. Scheduling flights, finding lodging and keeping itineraries straight are just a few of the things you won’t have to do if you outsource this particular task. The cool thing about hiring-out someone is that it can be a personal or business trip. It doesn’t matter to the person that you are hiring what the trip is for or about and you won’t be stuck doing all of that research but also won’t have the upward fees of a travel agent. Best of both worlds, if you ask me!
This is truly a no-brainer when you think about it. While remote workers are usually from-home and have different rates, it just takes a little bit of time to find someone willing to take on these tasks at a fraction of the cost of hiring a physical on-site worker and all of these things can be done through phone, fax and/or e-mail! It’s time for you to take advantage of technology and make your time more valuable. Only you can know what your time is worth. Work smarter, not harder and hire someone to help you take back your days, nights and your weekends!