If you are an entrepreneur, life and business can get a little overwhelming sometimes.
I’m sure there are days you wake up and feel like there is just too much on your plate and not enough time to get it done. To complete all tasks without losing your sanity or missing important deadlines, consider outsourcing.
Outsourcing is the practice of hiring labor that does not exist inside a brick-and-mortar office. It might entail hiring another organization or an individual working remotely to provide a task or service.
For example, if you own a website but you are not familiar with writing for the web, you can hire a specialized company, such as Letters By Reesi to offer web writing services.
Letters By Reesi also guides clients through the process of book writing or course writing to fill in any gaps. This allows my clients more flexibility to manage the core functions of their business.
Outsourcing Provides Instant Services
If you need a writer or editor, it might take several weeks to hire one. But if you decide to outsource, you could easily get one today.
Freelancing platforms like Upwork, Guru, and Freelancer have made the process of outsourcing quite easy. Simply log in, create a post seeking the services that you require, and hire candidates. You can also put up job adverts on social media sites like Facebook.
I can honestly say it wouldn’t be possible to operate my company without using these platforms as they help me outsource the services of professionals all over the world.
But as they say, all that glitters is not gold. Sometimes people use fake profiles or misrepresent themselves. You might hire someone to do the work, only for them to delegate the work to someone else.
I deal with this problem by having all freelancers frequently update me on their progress. If you do the same, you will get the work that you signed up for.
You’ll Save More
Outsourcing can benefit small business owners, like us, who do not have a lot of money to spend on hired labor. Bigger companies might also face similar challenges as the cost of labor continues to rise.
It is significantly cheaper to outsource some tasks or services than to hire someone to work in-house. The outsourcing partner usually acquires technological resources. This will allow you to keep up with the fast pace changes in technology, without breaking the bank.
Also, you won’t have to pay employees as much since they don’t have to commute to work daily.
But sometimes it is expensive to hire a high-end freelancer, especially if you will be working with them long term.
So, only work with high-end freelancers if it is a one-off project. If you are hiring for a long-term project, choose a contractor who works as a regular employee.
Improved Quality of Work
With outsourcing, companies offer longer and more flexible service hours. They can even operate 24 hours every day.
For example, I live in the United States and some of my workers are scattered across the world. Some of the countries are six to twelve hours apart. So, Letters By Reesi is always running and there is always someone to respond to questions from the customers.
And since the freelancers are working remotely, they have more productive work hours. This allows the company to get projects done quickly.
Global Hiring Pool
Let’s face it, most companies are moving from only hiring employees in the United States to outsourcing to foreign companies. There’s a very good reason for this -outsourcing gives you access to high-value talents and skills because you have access to the global hiring pool.
My company, Letters By Reesi, would not have found the quality of employees that it has if we had decided to only hire from the United States.
To build our winning team, we conducted a global talent search and chose the best people for the money that we are willing to pay. And this has greatly benefited the company.
However, if you are working with employees all over the world, you might have to deal with language and cultural barriers.
Expand or Contract Your Team Quickly
Are you tired of spending lots of time sifting through hundreds of resumes and interviewing candidates that are not what you are looking for?
Outsourcing will help you find the perfect hire without going through the tiring process, whether you want them to work for you in two weeks or two years.
The time that you have them on board won’t matter because there is no bureaucracy in hiring procedures as in brick and mortar companies.
Outsource Writing and Editing Services
Depending on your goals, outsourcing can offer short to long-term benefits. This includes the flexibility that it gives in allowing your company to expand operations. There is also the added benefit of reducing capital and recurring cost expenses.
Outsource writing and editing services if you are looking for content that captures your voice, speaks to your audience, and exudes your style but writing isn’t your strong suit. You won’t be disappointed.