When you’re running a small business, there are certain parts of it that you excel at – that’s why you started it, after all. But with a business comes all the duties and jobs that can be tedious, time-consuming, and sometimes just aren’t a part of your skill set. That happens to everyone.
Luckily, and especially thanks to the evolution of the internet, it’s now easier than ever to outsource those items to an expert, and give yourself the time to focus on what’s most important: running your business.
Here are some tasks that can be easily outsourced:
Social Media & Content Marketing – For the majority of our clients, they’ve chosen to outsource their social media and content marketing for two reasons: one is that they don’t have the know-how to tackle these tasks effectively, and the second is that they just don’t have the time. If the same can be said about you, it’s probably a good idea to leave these duties to the professionals.
Administrative Tasks – Spreadsheets, paperwork, phone calls… if even reading these words makes you cringe, you’re in luck – Virtual Assistants will be your new best friends. They take care of the daily administrative tasks that can get tiresome and take you away from other important aspects of your business.
Graphic Design – Your brand image is important, and that means that all graphics associated with it are also a big deal. If you have little to no graphic design chops, it’s worth the cost to hire someone who does this for a living. It’s also smart – and cost effective – to have a designer create a few staple items for you that can then be easily re-used for many different purposes.
Bookkeeping – Keeping up with the bookkeeping is crucial, no matter what size your business is. But it’s not a task for everyone. Our advice? If you have the means to outsource, you’ll be glad you did. A professional bookkeeper will keep everything in line so you don’t have to.
Website Maintenance – You had a great website professionally designed. Now what? If you have no website know-how (or simply no time), having someone handle your website updates can be priceless for your business. After all, you want your site to be as up-to-date as possible, with all of the latest information that your clients and customers need to know. Outsourcing your regular website updates will give you peace of mind that everything is current, without having to stress about learning website design.
By hiring experts to tackle these five tasks, you’ll be able to focus on what you’re best at. Outsource your weaknesses so your time and energy can go into your strengths. Of course, The MediaHaus is here to help with your marketing and creative needs – get in touch to discuss how we can lessen your daily workload.