Outsourcing can help you generate the coveted income target you’ve been wanting to hit for your company.
Running your own business may be that one ideal, shiny goal that everyone wants to achieve. And as a business owner, I can see why as there are a lot of perks and benefits that come along with it.
But there’s a whole other side to being your own boss that brings a lot of burden and problems, especially if you’re just starting out with no staff or team. I’m sure you’ve heard about entrepreneurs who juggle most, if not all, processes by themselves that leave them no room to do anything else.
If you’re one of these people and 24 hours in a day just won’t cut it to finish everything, then it’s probably time that you consider outsourcing.
Outsourcing, or hiring online, simply means to delegate tasks and responsibilities to an online worker. So, instead of forming a team to work with you in an office, you engage with them through the Internet. In most cases, they can be based on the other side of the world and in and be of a different nationality.
More and more businesses are turning to outsourcing as a solution that helps them meet their needs and run their business smoothly. But more than improve operations, outsourcing is also a worthwhile investment that can bring you even more profit in the long run.
The returns and benefits you can enjoy are going to make you wish you had considered it the moment you conceptualized your new business.
Outsourcing cuts costs
Some business owners are quite hesitant to outsource because they think doing so is going to affect the overall local economy. But what people tend to forget is that small companies and start-ups with very minimal funds might run into a financial struggle when hiring local employees.
A great alternative would be to hire online workers, as doing so will save you from the expenses associated with putting up a physical office for operations. It can then help your business scale and grow faster.
Outsourcing guides you to the right people
Most, if not all online workers are also highly skilled professionals. So, if you need someone with a specific set of skills, then you just need to go online. You can head to online job portals and platforms, or ask help from reputable agencies to help you headhunt and recruit. Going this route saves you time and money that you would spend looking around in your community for workers.
Outsourcing assures better delivery
You can put your trust in outsourcing. Online workers build their credibility through their professionalism, dedication and amazing portfolio. That’s why outsourced employees are going to do their best and make sure their jobs are done correctly and on time. You’d even be surprised at just how much they can exceed your expectations with the kind of output they can produce.
Outsourcing returns investments back to the local economy
When you hire people online, you would be able to save and expand your current operations and then put in your capital towards other investments too. When you are able to scale and grow, then the local economy gets affected too, which counters this belief.
Going the outsourcing route is a major decision to make and of course should not be taken lightly. It pays to do research first and asking those who have had experience engaging online workers too.
Once you take that big leap, you will see how outsourcing can not only make your business more efficient, but help you become more profitable too.
Louisa Tew is Co-Founder and Owner of Away Team a ethical outsourcing company matching workers in the Philippines with businesses in Australia
Louisa has strong beliefs in fairness and equality and,together with her partner Matt, has used these beliefs to create the model for Away Team that sees happy Filipino workers are paid excellent wages and Australian business prosper becauses of reduced payroll costs.
Louisa and her family spend extended time in the Philippines and are based in Cagayan De Oro, they spend time travelling to the many spectacular places the Philippines has to offer all while running 2 successful businesses.