Do you need to access skilled, capable staff without going through the slow process of hiring someone? Would you like to complete simple business processes at lower costs than taking care of them internally?
There are many reasons businesses outsource certain tasks and processes, varying from the purely financial to the practical. In this guide, we’ll look at the benefits of outsourcing various aspects of your business to contractors and agencies.
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Outsourcing lets you focus on core objectives
What are the core objectives of your business? Do you build products? Do you offer a service? Do you solve problems? When your business starts to grow, other tasks, such as accounting and human resources, can distract you from your core goals.
By outsourcing certain aspects of your business, you can let your core management and decision-making team focus on the most important goals, objectives, and tasks that your business faces.
You can also outsource boring, time-consuming activities like data entry and online research to free up human capital within specific departments. This helps every part of your business focus on its most important projects and objectives.
Outsourcing takes some time to do effectively, but in the long term, its time savings are arguably its biggest benefit for many businesses. Learn more about outsourcing to focus on core objectives by enrolling in our course, Business Process Outsourcing.
Outsourcing lets you access specialized talent
Likewise, contracting an entire web development firm might be too expensive or not give your business the level of control and access it needs. Outsourcing, in contrast, makes it easy for you to access qualified and specialized talent in very little time.
Whether you need an expert web developer, a hardworking salesperson, a specialist marketing consultant, a legal advisor, an accountant, a management expert, a supply chain management specialist, or anyone else, outsourcing is often the answer.
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Outsourcing helps you save money
One of the biggest benefits of outsourcing is the savings it makes possible. Thanks to the Internet, it’s now possible for companies in the United States to hire a customer support representative in India, the Philippines, or Argentina.
Because of the lower cost of living in many countries, outsourcing various aspects of your business to international freelancers can save your business money and reduce the cost of departments like customer support, development, and product testing.
Even outsourcing within your own country can help you save money. If you’re based in an expensive area like New York City or San Francisco, outsourcing to freelancers in cheaper states and cities can let you access talent at lower hourly wages.
The benefits of outsourcing in this regard are twofold: your business can hire skilled and capable people at lower rates than it could locally, and professionals in nations or regions with poor job markets can access lucrative online job opportunities.
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Outsourcing lets you scale your business easily
Has your order volume doubled in the past month? Is your business dealing with as many customers in a day as it used to in a week? When business is good, your team can often feel stressed, overextended, and unable to cope with its workload.
Outsourcing makes it easy for you to scale your business when it needs additional people and downsize it when it doesn’t. Since you’re hiring freelance staff on a per-project basis, you can quickly scale up and down to suit your current conditions.
While it would normally take weeks, or even months, to interview and hire a normal job candidate, hiring a freelancer to take control of one or several aspects of your business can take just a few days. This makes scaling a quick and simple process.
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Outsourcing lets you create simple systems
Businesses built around people are always restricted by the amount of time each of the people involved can provide. Businesses built around systems, in contrast, can easily scale in ways that a human-powered team can’t begin to compare with.
When you start outsourcing various aspects of your business, you begin to switch from a people-focused model to a system-focused model. Outsourcing support, for example, is a way of building a support system for your business.
As difficult as it may be to give up control of certain aspects of your business, doing it through outsourcing is often a very wise investment. Look at the world’s biggest companies: almost all of them outsource their support or payment systems.
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Are you ready to start outsourcing?
From simple two-hour tasks to advanced projects, outsourcing processes is one of the most important things you can do as a business owner focused on scaling your business and earning more money.
Not sure what to outsource first? Read our blog post on Startup Hiring 101 and get busy outsourcing time-consuming, low-cost aspects of your business so that you’re free to focus on growth, research, development, and the bigger picture.