For some of you, it may be difficult to remember why (depending on how long its been)! Does this sound right? You assumed you would have more free time, make more money, take longer vacations, and have time to spend with family and friends?
But in reality the process of running your business consumes all of your free time, little to no vacations, and nonstop work?
This problem affects a lot of business owners, and we can all agree that it’s no fun to constantly stress out about the state of our companies. The good news? You can outsource many of the common tasks that consume most of your free time without hiring a single employee!
Start remembering why you were so excited to be your own boss!
How to Duplicate Yourself by Outsourcing
- Someone else is handling your customer service email
- Someone else is setting up your sales pages
- Someone else is adding products to your shopping cart
- Someone else is writing unique content for your blogs
That’s right! You can outsource many of these tasks and more without hiring a single employee. There are independent contractors who would love doing these tasks for you.
Independent Contractors are available in several countries and at many different prices. Remember that most of the time you get what you pay for, so if you feel like your business is in need of these services, you can choose to invest in outsourcing!
It’s up to you to determine and live up to the ethical expectations that your business sets. Whether you outsource to a contractor in another country or within the United States, the important thing is that you interview each person that applies so that you can ensure a good fit.
You should update yourself on the laws in each country that you’re considering so you know what constitutes an independent contractor.
Although it may sound like a foreign concept, outsourcing is very simple and has very little paperwork involved. The contractor is responsible for paying for all his or her own taxes and benefits. This makes for an ideal situation because outsourcing involves simply determining which tasks you wish to outsource, and which contractor you will find to complete those tasks for you.
So, if you want to start recalling why you started your business, and regain that excitement that you once had, I would recommend outsourcing so you can obtain that free time you’ve always desired.
And if training and manage a virtual team seems overwhelming and a challenge, check out my Outsourcing How-To Sheets where you can access documented business processes perfect for training and delegating to your team.