Here at The Back Room, we know that running a business is filled with a lot of routine tasks. Nonetheless, someone must oversee the marketing, bookkeeping, accounting, sales, administrative and legal duties. Not only do these jobs need to get done, but they need to be done well and efficiently.
We think that outsourcing may be the key to the overall success of your business, and we’re not the only ones!
Award-winning authors Tim Ferriss and AJ Jacobs are big supporters of outsourcing work to skilled professionals. They believe that outsourcing tasks to others gives business owners more time to focus on the more important jobs in a business that drive results and bring in new clients.
1. The growth of your business correlates with how you spend your time.
Outsourcing jobs you don’t enjoy will give you the time you need to focus on the success and future of your business. Your time is much better utilised focusing on core business processes and implementing strategies that support the vision and mission that got you started in the first place.
2. The vision of your business won’t stick if you neglect other parts of your life.
AJ Jacobs says, “having a strong social network is crucial to our health,” and in turn, a successful business. Outsourcing will give you more time to spend with your loved ones and doing the things that make you happy. Good health has a positive impact on business.
3. More free time means more time to grow your business.
Both Ferris and Jacobs would encourage you to outsource jobs like: accounting, bookkeeping and admin duties. As a business owner, the more free time you have, the more time you have to build connections and think of new ideas that will develop your business.
4. It’s your responsibility to create opportunities that move your business forward.
Most business owners admit that they don’t have all the answers. Outsourcing lets you tap into global knowledge and alternative solutions that you may otherwise not think of.
5. Why pay more for quality work if you can pay less?
Outsourcing jobs to skilled professionals overseas will save you time and money. Outsourcing also creates opportunities for qualified workers to work for respectable companies who may otherwise not get the chance to.
The 4 hour work week by Tim Ferris (book)
My outsourced life by AJ Jacobs (video)
How healthy living nearly killed me by AJ Jacobs (video)