Give Yourself Permission to Outsource and Grow

Are you still wasting time doing mundane tasks while you could be servicing clients? I know I was. In the beginning, you want to please everyone, smile when you want to cry and have a quick lie down whenever you can (which is pretty much all the time, because you are so exhausted).

It is very possible to streamline your business, become more efficient and spend your valuable time doing what you love. Step into your zone of genius and stay there.

Deciding what you want to outsource is tricky. Your business is like a small child, and you want to take care of it. Many entrepreneurs dream of building multi-million-pound businesses, but how will you get there? We know Rome was not built in a day, so things will take time. Understanding where you need the support is quite a journey.

What shall I outsource? 

Some ideas on what you can outsource are:

  • Email Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Data Entry
  • Research
  • Transcription
  • Bookkeeping
  • Minute Taking
  • Travel Support
  • Diary Management
  • Technical Support
  • Design
  • Newsletter Creation
  • Blog Posts
  • Article writing
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Restaurant Bookings
  • Venue Sourcing
  • Call answering
  • Gift shopping
I could go on forever, but as you can see the list is quite varied and extensive. There is a freelancer out there that can cover most of the above, if not more. You just need to know what you want to be taken off your plate.  Write it down Grab a piece of paper and jot down everything you do within your working day. Literally, brain dump it all, even down to the tiniest detail. This could include checking emails x times per day, sending client notes within 1 hour of the session ending, or even sending a thank you gift to a client that has just landed their dream role because of your coaching. You will be surprised at how much time these types of tasks can take. Time is precious.  Ask for recommendations  You will find that many small business owners have already outsourced bits and pieces within their business, this is a very smart move as we cannot do it all. You want to outsource to those that have the right skill set to deliver high-quality service on your behalf. In your industry, ask around as in your industry there will be recommendations. Ask for their contact details so that you can set aside some time to speak with a few VA’s, and see who can offer what.  Coffee anyone?  I know we have been in a pandemic for quite some time, for me I will offer a discovery call to understand the client’s needs. If I feel that we gel well, I will then go on to meet for a coffee later down the line. I understand that I work virtually but it is always nice to put a face to the name, and vice versa. It’s nice to step away from the office and have contact with another human being. For you, it will give you a chance to ask all the burning questions to get a sense of whether a VA is right for you, or you need someone else like an Online Business Manager.  Next stepsSo, you want to move forward but are still not 100% certain, set a task for them to complete. It is best to give a task that you would do within the business, so you know what your process is and see how they do. This gives you more of an idea of their skillset and if they understood the brief, asked relevant questions, and completed the task successfully.  Please be open-minded and offer support where you can. Remember this could be a wonderful working relationship if you get it right from the off.  Whether you are ready to outsource or maybe in the future, contact me today and let’s see what I can do for you.