Achieve More by Hiring With Independent professionals and Freelancers
It has never been easy to run a business. There is inventories and delivery management,customer service,production,book keeping,human resource management and other small but important stuff such as writing letters and other correspondence.
A person who owns and runs an estate management service will realize that some activities such as writing landlord reference letters are not exactly core to the running of the business and yet such tasks need to be completed. 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.
Care should be observed when it’s time to decide which activities should be handed over to other professionals or freelancers.
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.
The following are some of the business tasks that a business owner can choose to outsource so that they can allocate more of their time to more productive activities that drive the business forward.
If you are a forward looking business man or woman,you will find it necessary to have an online presence,building a nice looking website is no longer a “luxury.” 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.
The second business task you could consider outsourcing is the marketing and public relations. Marketing professionals don’t come cheap and hiring one might not be affordable for most small business establishments. 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.
You may also consider hiring someone to handle your product research and to gather important market information. 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.
Professional services are other business tasks that could be outsourced cheaply to third parties who work from outside the organization. Legal and accountancy services are two examples of professional services that can also be done by professionals who get paid on the basis of the specific work performed. 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.
Do you think there are other business tasks that could be easily handled by freelancers and other professionals to save time and money?