Outsourcing As A Freelancer

Outsourcing As A Freelancer

As a freelancer, you’re expected to do a lot, and that can be quite challenging when you don’t have any colleagues to rely on and only so much time in the day. I’ve been a freelancer for thirteen years and firmly believe that twenty four hours in the day is nowhere near enough at times.  Here are some of the benefits that outsourcing can offer you as a freelancer.

More Time To Do More

As a one-person band, there’s a lot that’s expected of you as a freelancer. And sometimes, that can be too much to handle on your own. As your freelance work grows, the amount of time you have will soon be cut down, and therefore, outsourcing is a great way of getting some of that time back. Let’s say you are a social media manager, it might be a good idea to have someone on hand to take on some of the admin that goes behind social media or perhaps the leg work that goes into securing some collaborations between the client and other companies. The more time you can free up, the more opportunities you have to earn more and create more work for yourself.

Can Reduce The Pressure

The pressure of working for yourself is tough, and although it’s something everyone has the ability to do, not everyone is cut out for it. To help reduce the pressure and stress, outsourcing can take control of those tasks that might be causing you a lot of unwanted pressure due to perhaps not having the relevant skills or time to do it. When we feel pressured, we often have a negative attitude to what we’re doing, and the last thing you want is to hate doing to work you started out having such a passion for. So if you’ve got a big mail shot to do, why not get a direct mail company to help out? They have the professional capability and experience to get this level of mailing done.

Gives You More Social Interaction

As a freelancer, you aren’t likely to have much social interaction throughout the day, other than with your client, and that might not be very often. With outsourcing, you are working with and communicating with a lot more people than you’d normally do. That benefits you in two ways, one that your skills in networking will improve, and more importantly, it’s good for your mental health. We all need connection and communication, and when working from home, that can be tough. So it’s an added benefit that comes from outsourcing.

Improves The Quality Of Work

The quality of your work can always be improved, and in some cases, there might be certain elements of your work where you feel like you lack a skill. When collaborating and outsourcing, you’ll find yourself working with those who can improve the quality because they have that professional experience. So to benefit you and your freelancing business, outsource to improve the quality of work you produce for a client.

Outsourcing has many benefits, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it because it’ll help you with your freelance career.

 

Business Success: Tips For Growth

Business Success: Tips For Growth

Wanting to grow your business is natural. For many, this next step is the confirmation you need to show that your idea is a business success and that you are going to make it big. Growing a business isn’t just about making more money; you also need to think carefully about the strategy you are going to use to achieve growth and that means figuring out how to meet some of the more practical demands. 

Keeping up with your business growth is essential. While growth is a great way to expand your remit and make more profit, you must ensure that you don’t grow too fast and fail as a result. Managing growth is all about pacing your business. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway!

Business Success: Tips For Growth

If you really want to grow your business these tips might be useful. Some I’ve employed already in my business, some I plan to.

Getting Value for Money

As your business grows, you will have to spend more to keep up with demand: hiring new staff, buying new equipment and increasing your use of resources all come at a cost. While your accountant will be able to help you work out your budget, established procurement consultants will be able to help you to make smart choices with your spending. 

The key thing to remember here is that spending less isn’t always the most effective way of keeping costs down. Instead, you must think in terms of value for money or return on investment. You may spend a little more in the short term but if this allows you to earn greater profit later, it might be worth the spend now. This is usually very true when it comes to buying hardware.

Ensure Business Success With Efficient Space Upgrade

Finding new business premises is a daunting task at the best of times but when you are growing, working out how much space you need to acquire is essential. This means that you need to have a good idea of how much you are going to expand and over what time period. 

If you are running an office, these averages might help you to work out how many square feet you should be looking for. However, you should also factor in the number of staff you are hoping to take on. It might be that you could use hotdesking and more flexible working to reduce the strain on the office but even then, you need to be thinking about the future growth of your business. 

Hiring New Staff For Business Success

If you want your business to expand, you will probably have to expand your staff too. Creating a diverse team is a good option as this will introduce new ideas to your business. A diverse team will also make your workplace more welcoming and open you up to a broader talent pool.

When you’re hiring new staff, it’s important to get a balance between experience and ability to learn. While someone with experience will be able to dive straight into their role and benefit the business, a fast learner with less experience may be primed to mould into your business ways. 

As your business grows, it’s important that you don’t just focus on the end goals. Growth is always a journey and you will have to make a million small decisions to get there. I’ve been running my business for a whopping thirteen years now and it has grown significantly over that time. That’s not to say that I am done growing as I believe ongoing business success depends on it.

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