There is a reason why freelancing and outsourcing is becoming a popular trend with many international companies. With a tough local and international economy, companies have to do what it takes to maintain a steady profit, and find ways to reduce costs.
Outsourcing is becoming a big trend in many industries, due to its many advantages and low costs.
For small and big businesses alike, there comes a time when a decision must be made. Do you build a new team or primary service, buy certain tools or do you outsource for a short time?
That is another way that outsourcing can help.
So, when should you start considering to outsource?
Do you procrastinate when faced with a particular task?
Is it a one-time task? Is it a primary service that your business offers, or something for a specific client or project?
Is it a once a month task? Such as Legal duties, or financial accounting?
Are you still saving up for an expansion? Could you afford an expansion for this task?
Is it a non-essential function of your business?
If you’ve answered all by one of those as yes, then that is when you should be outsourcing.
A definition for outsourcing is “the strategic use of outside resources to perform activities traditionally handled by internal staff and resources.”
The reason is simple, because it can be advantageous most of the time.
Your business is saving money, effort, time and energy, making it more efficient on that tasks that truly matter.
Why should a business outsource?
So, you know when you should be looking into it, or maybe you’re interested.
The thought still lingers in your mind, it might be a good idea but why should I?
There are many things that you can consider that could make outsourcing a great opportunity for your business.
1. Employee costs and non-productive hours
Office space, cafeteria benefits, hospital visits, insurance, and lunch breaks are things that cost the company profit per full-time employee.
These are also things you can save on when outsourcing.
These make a full-time employee more than twice as expensive as a short offer for a freelancer.
Freelancers and outsourcing give you a special opportunity, an opportunity to capture and use talented people that you may not have been able to afford otherwise.
Talented graphic designers, high-end lawyers, highly-organized accountants, and smart assistants can be found as freelancers, and at a lower-price than full-timers.
They tend to be more efficient as they have stricter deadlines than full-timers, and may be able to do the job better than you or any other current employee.
3. Frees up internal resources
Getting freelancers doesn’t only work as a way to do unrelated or menial tasks, they also function as a way to lift weight off of your shoulders.
Using a content marketing freelancer to prepare content calendars, or receiving content from freelance content creators, can help free up internal resources.
Freeing you and your employees up for other important tasks, tasks that they can handle more efficiently with less of a work load.
What are you waiting for?
As you can see, outsourcing could be a very beneficial strategy for you and your business.
It does come with its own issues, such as communication and delivery of work, but if you plan it right, it will help you and your business thrive.
So, what are you waiting for?
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