How to Outsource Your Difficult Tasks

When you own a small business, one of the biggest limitations in how much you can grow is how much is on your plate. One person can only do so much, and if your business keeps growing there will be a point in time where you need to onboard people to help you. If this is your first time delegating and outsourcing, it can be quite overwhelming. So I’ve created this mini guide to help you learn how to outsource your difficult tasks, so that you can take your business to the next level.

Write Out a List
Write out a list of all the tasks related to running your business. Try to put in as many things as possible, as this will help you figure out what things you can outsource and what you’ll need to continue doing for yourself. When looking at all the tasks you’ve written down, think about the tasks you’re not good at, or you don’t enjoy. Those are the things you should look to replace yourself with., for example, can help you with link building for your online campaigns, so you can focus on content creation. While it’s normal to feel like you are the best person for a task, especially when your small business is your baby, there’s a good chance working with experts will yield you better results, while allowing you to focus your efforts on growth.

Get Specific About How You Want Help
Do you want to find someone to work for you in a part or full time capacity? Or do you want to work specifically with agencies that will handle everything for you, but you won’t have that personal interaction that you would have from a virtual assistant. There are a lot of different options, and what you choose will depend on your budget, your needs, and how much time you want to invest in the hiring process. If you need some help with some Industrial Odor Control for example, or other one-off tasks, you may find it better to work directly with a company.

Find a Good Match
If you’re looking to onboard someone such as a virtual assistant, it can be tough finding the right fit. There are websites, such as Upwork, which make it easier to sort through candidates, but there are so many candidates it can be overwhelming trying to choose one person. Be really clear in your job description, so that your applicants know what you’re looking for and whether they’re a good fit for you.

Start a Trial
I always suggest starting a trial with someone you’re looking to hire, that way you can test out whether they’re a good fit, without the normal pressure of starting right away. You can also do a trial of a few people at once, to see who offers you the best results and is the best fit for your company. By doing a trial, you’ll be able to learn more about your potential employees, and to see how much it helps you out in your business. 

Outsourcing can be a wonderful gift to give yourself and your business. It will help free up your time so you can focus on owning a business, rather than working for it.

Brett Sartorial

Brett is a business journalist with a focus on corporate strategy and leadership. With over 15 years of experience covering the corporate world, Brett has a reputation for being a knowledgeable, analytical and insightful journalist. He has a deep understanding of the business strategies and leadership principles that drive the world's most successful companies, and is able to explain them in a clear and compelling way. Throughout his career, Brett has interviewed some of the most influential business leaders and has covered major business events such as the World Economic Forum and the Davos. He is also a regular contributor to leading business publications and has won several awards for his work.