Is it time to outsource?
You head in to your office and stare at your to-do list. You try to start on the first task and find yourself immediately distracted by an urgent call or email. Suddenly, that first task is forgotten. You spend your day in a scattered haze, wondering how you’ll ever get everything done. The solution, it’s time to outsource some of your daily tasks.
While you may not want to let go, outsourcing lets you spend more time on building your business. Qualified virtual assistants are able to take on a variety of tasks, freeing up your time for work and a personal life. So how do you know when it’s time to outsource?
It is time to outsource if…
Is your desk piling up with things you need to do? If your in-box tends to overflow all over your desk, it’s time to start outsourcing some of these tasks. Just a little help can drastically decrease all that clutter.
If you start receiving more calls than you can handle, you need someone to take over some of the customer service calls. The last thing you want is to miss an important call. It could result in a lost customer. Use a virtual assistant to handle regular inquiries and you’ll be glad you did.
Email quickly gets out of hand if you don’t stay on top of it. When you’ve lost control, outsource your email. Let someone else organize your inbox and alert you to the messages you need to reply to. Determine what types of messages they handle to free up even more of your time.
Anytime you find yourself working hours longer than you planned, it’s time to outsource. Give yourself a break and let someone else handle the extra workload.
Small Tasks Left Undone
While not getting to small tasks may not seem like a big deal, these tasks add up. Outsource small daily tasks so nothing is ever left undone again.
When you’re busy with daily tasks, invoicing may fall to the wayside. You need someone to ensure invoices are sent out on time and any unpaid invoices followed up on. That income is vital to your business growth.
Your business needs to be marketed. If you don’t know the first thing about marketing, outsource the task. Let someone else handle your social media, blog, ad creation and other marketing tasks. Stop failing and outsource.
Business Growth Put On Hold
If you have plans to grow your business, but no time, outsource immediately. Virtual assistants will handle the tasks that keep holding you back. You should always have time to grow the business.
Spending Time Outside The Business
Business shouldn’t stop because you have meetings to go to. When it comes time for you to start spending more time meeting with partners and drumming up new clients, you need someone to take care of all the tasks you no longer have time for.
Olinda Services is a boutique business services provider catering to the established business owner who is excited about their business and ready to take it to the next level. Lisa Olinda, owner and operator of Olinda Services, mixes a wee bit of creative genius with a ton of administrative awesomeness to take your business from ordinary to extraordinary.
Contact us today to see how our services can keep you on the path to success!