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Outsourcing For Productivity

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When you own a business, you might feel that you need to be the expert in every field, you have to manage the HR, the finances, the IT as well as doing your own job. But it doesn’t have to be like that; there is a reason why you have employees, they are there to do these jobs for you and to take the load off you so that you can do what you’re best at. However, employing people can be costly, and there are some jobs where you just don’t have enough work for a full-time employee, but you still have too much for you to handle as well as everything else. This is where outsourcing can be your best friend. Outsourcing can be a far more effective way of getting specific jobs done; it can save you time and money on some of these things…

Bookkeeping and tax returns

As one of the most time-consuming tasks you will probably have to do, unless you love doing the bookkeeping and thrive off your tax returns, then this is one you can definitely outsource to someone else and save yourself hours each week as well as all that stress and frustration.  

Social Media

Now an essential task for any business and understandably, many business owners are not entirely confident with using social media nor do they have the knowledge on how to make the most of social media. If you don’t have the time to dedicate to learning about social media, then it’s easy to find a skilled social media marketing virtual assistant who can run your entire campaign, or a social media freelancer or a company to take it off your hands. They understand the best social media platforms to use and the right ways to engage users.

Website Management

Unless you are a website developer or specialist, then you will require some professional help with your website, from website design to the general maintenance. There are plenty of companies or people who can do this for you now and give you the best advice on how to get the most from your website.

Website Content Creation

Your website also needs to be full of high-quality content that is useful to readers and helps to sell your product or service. It also needs to be updated regularly, includes keywords and be structured in a way that works well for search engine optimization and convinces sales prospects that your company is reliable, professional, and trustworthy.

There are many people out there working in roles such as this on a freelance basis, and they can manage this for you. Alternatively, you could look for an agency who can make sure that your website is updated regularly,  valid, accurate, and full of useful content.

Email management

So much time each day gets spent sorting out your emails and managing your inbox. If you receive a high volume of emails each day, then one way to reduce the time you spend is to hire a virtual assistant email management service can categorize emails by importance, reply to emails on your behalf, remove unnecessary emails and much more.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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