HTO Lesson 3: How to Outsource

Outsourcing to Get Up & Running One of the most common outsourcing questions asked by those interested in it is “What can I outsource?” As a business owner there are a multitude of tasks that can be outsourced and each business is different. Today let’s talk about tasks that get and keep your business “Up & Running” that can easily be outsourced to an assistant.

  • Website Design & Maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Bookkeeping
  • Content Creation
  • Secretarial Services

These are only a few of the activities that can be outsourced to someone else so that you can concentrate on other areas of your business. In order to determine which things you might be able to outsource to keep your business running smooth, make a list of the tasks that you do every day that eat up your time. One of the most popular tasks to outsource is customer service. It can be a very liberating feeling to be able to get away from your business and know that everything is running smoothly. After all, you started your business to live a certain lifestyle, not to feel trapped to your computer every second of every day. So, make that happen. If you’re just beginning a project make a lit of all the jobs that will need to be done in order to launch it and choose from them which things you will choose to do and which you will outsource to someone else.

Take Action

  1.  Use the list you started on Day 1 of this course & add it to this list. Start creating your own “Outsourcing Wishlist”
  2. (Bonus points) If you dare – Keep notes of everything you do today (including family time).  It’s fun and somewhat enlightening. Or install to track all of your computer time

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October 12, 2013