As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find time to do everything that needs to be done. Between meeting with clients, writing proposals, and working on your own business goals, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. But there are two things you can do to make more efficient use of your time: delegation and outsourcing. In this blog post, we'll explore what each of these terms means and how you can start using them in your own business
Delegation is the process of assigning tasks to someone else. This can be helpful when you have a lot on your plate and need to focus on other things. It's important to delegate tasks that you're not good at or don't enjoy doing so that you can focus on the things that are most important to you. When delegating, be sure to give clear instructions and deadlines so that the person you're delegating to knows what is expected of them.
Outsourcing is similar to delegation, but it usually refers to hiring someone outside of your company to do a task. This can be helpful if you don't have time to do something or if you're not good at it. Outsourcing can be expensive, so it's important to weigh the cost against the benefit of having the task done.
A good rule of thumb for outsourcing is to outsource everything that is not connected to your core strength. Unless you can definitely justify a full-time resource for a given function, it's ideal to outsource to professionals who specialize in a single subject full-time, are up to date on the skills and technology required, and loves doing the task. Some reputable websites where you can find good freelancers are Upwork, OnlineJobs.Ph and TopTotal.
Both delegation and outsourcing can be helpful when it comes to managing your time as an entrepreneur. By delegating or outsourcing tasks that you don't have time for or that you're not good at, you can focus on the things that are most important to you and your business. Give it a try and see how it works for you!
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