Your employees may not like outsourcing, but you need to remember it’s your company and you need to always be on the look out for your bottom line. When you have the ability to outsource to save money for your company, you need to jump at the opportunity rather than spend more money to keep it within the company.
There are a number of tasks that may be better off assigned to a Virtual Assistant rather than an employee in your office. The reason may be because you don’t have an employee with the knowledge to handle the situation or it may be because your employees are better suited for other tasks. Here is a list of tasks you need to consider.
1. Website design and maintenance
Unless you have an employee that creates and maintains websites on the side, you’re going to need to outsource this task to a Virtual Assistant or web designer. This is not an easy task, but it’s one that must be done in order to stay in the eyes of your market.
2. Graphic design
If you plan to advertise on websites that have the same market as you it’s a good idea to hire a graphic designer that has the ability to create professional images to match your company. These same designers can be taken to a local print company and shirts, hats, and other items can be made so you have the ability to market locally as well.
Accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll can be done in your office, but if you struggle to find someone to get it all done or if you’re trying to keep costs down, this is one of those tasks you can outsource to save money. This task can be outsourced to a Virtual Assistant. You’ll only pay for time used and you know you’ll have someone doing the process that knows how and won’t waste time trying learn it or fix problems that were caused because of lack of knowledge.
4. Online marketing
Keeping your business in the eyes of your market all over the world is important, but it can be hard to do if you’re not sure how to make it happen. When you hire a marketing assistant she’ll be able to make it happen and because she knows what she’s doing you won’t pay for hours of training and searching. She’ll know the social networking sites like the back of her hand and she’ll know what other tools you should use to place your company in front of your market.
There are many tasks you can outsource to save money and when you hire a Virtual Assistant, Ghostwriter, or other type of person that’s only paid when they complete work that’s what you’ll get. Even though you have full or part time employees, the amount of money you’ll save by having these types of people do certain tasks will be enough to justify it in the end. The best thing to do is take a look at the big picture with your business and see where you can use these types of outsourcing and then make it happen.