I must admit I go back and forth on whether I want to outsource things or not. There is no doubt I don’t want to do all my own Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, that just wouldn’t be an option for me, but there are times when I want to give other people things to do and then other times when I think I could just do it better, quicker, cheaper myself.
Having said that I know that outsourcing is the way to go to build your business. So, when I start to think I want to do it myself I remind myself of the other things I could be doing that will grow my business and move it forward.
5 Reasons to Outsource Tasks
#1. They might be better at doing it than you
There are so many things that I could do but I don’t because I know that giving them to someone else means they will be done better than I could.
Whether that’s because they have more patience, more skill or just more time it doesn’t matter. The fact is if you want your business to be the best version than it can be then you need help.
#2. It frees you up to do other things
You probably have things you like doing outside of your business. Hobbies, friends, family, your own pets. Getting someone to help you with things is a great way to free up your time to have more of a life.
I hear so many business owners saying that work 60-80 hour weeks and that shouldn’t be the case. You might as well get a job if you are going to work those long hours!
#3. You need to get out from under your business
Sometimes you need time to think. An hour or 2 sitting in the garden with a notebook and pen scribbling down ideas for improving your business.
Maybe you need to upskill so you can take your business to the next level.
If you are so busy doing EVERYTHING in your business how will you find time to work on the business.
#4. Growth dictates you need to
If you aren’t moving forward then you are standing still. And to move forward you need to be working on your business. Checking system, marketing, hiring – whatever it is that you need to do to grow.
You might be comfortable where you are in your business and that’s great. But what about more time off – you might need growth to achieve that.
#5. Your business will grow in ways you didn’t expect
By surrounding yourself with people who can help you with your business it’s inevitable that things will change and move on. They will share their knowledge with you and you might just discover an entire new way of doing things.
Other people have a habit of being able to see new opportunities for you that you just can’t see yourself.