If you are an entrepreneur, you know first hand how tough managing a business can be. 

If you are a parent, you know first hand how tough taking care of a little plus yourself can be. 

And even, if you have a traditional 9-5 job and no kids, life is hard. 

I can only imagine how hard parents who WFH and have children to tend to. With the COVID19 Stay At Home Act in place, I have become even more sympathetic.

There are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. I know from experience, if you carry on running yourself ragged trying to keep up with every single task, it will not be long before you feel like giving up. But that is the last thing you should do.

I suggest finding better and more manageable ways of doing things, such as outsourcing. 

 Outsourcing was scary at first because I was afraid of giving away complete control of my business.

So I took baby steps. Outsourcing small tasks quickly made me realize how beneficial hiring help was.

Outsourcing tasks for my business and my daily life has allowed me to give more attention to my family, my clients, and the things I care about more.

Over the past few years, I started outsourcing to alleviate some daily tasks from my business and life. It is so important to “Love What You Do” in your business and in life. 

A few tasks that I outsource:

  • hiring an accountant 
  • hiring a monthly cleaning service
  • a subscription for Daily Harvest Smoothie delivery
  • working with a developer to help with website maintenance 
  • a Pinterest VA
  • an offsite physical and cloud-based back-up service for all of my photography RAW files

Here are a few reasons I have chosen to outsource and why I think you should too!

They Can Make You More Competitive

There is no doubt about it; hiring in a professional can make you more competitive. Not only with their expertise, but it frees you up to focus elsewhere.

For example, a creative agency may be able to help you create impressive marketing campaigns. They will help you know your audience and produce great content that you may not be able to do while juggling 50 thousand other things.

My motto: to be competitive may take a little investment!

 

Give You Access to A Specialist’s Knowledge 

Yes, it means you can steal ideas from the best, and why not you will be paying for the privilege. Bringing experts on board can only make your knowledge more profound, accurate, and topical.

You will discover better ways of doing things, short cuts, and you may be able to cut out redundant tasks. Having an expert help can help you streamline your business and/or your life. It’s impossible for us to know everything about everything! 

For example, who knew you could put avocado in a smoothie and have it taste amazing?!? Not me! But, Daily Harvest did!

 

They Can Reduce Risk

If you are a one-person-band or a small organization, it may be challenging to keep up with the demands of specific tasks. If you hire a professional for some of the technical and legal things, this can slash your risk.

You cannot be expected to be an accountant and an IT technician plus a business owner. Computers, for example, are complicated, and if your business has credit card numbers stored, you are a target for cybercriminals. So, why not use XBASE Technologies to help you take care of your IT needs. This way, you are protected and the risk is mitigated. 

 

They Will Take Away Some Stress

Just imagine how you will feel when some of the irritating tasks you always dread doing are taken away from you. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it!?

I love vacuuming and mopping and wiping the counters, but I despise dusting and cleaning the shower. I love going on Pinterest for fun, but I dislike going on Pinterest and having to optimize my pins and add-in keywords. But, now that I outsource those things, I have the luxury of only doing the things I enjoy doing! 

 

 

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