Now, have I got your attention? Just a plain, simple word, what does it mean. The definition of outsourcing is “Outsourcing is a practice used by different companies to reduce costs by transferring portions of work to outside suppliers rather than completing it internally. Outsourcing is an effective cost-saving strategy when used properly”.
That pretty much explains it in a nutshell. It reduces your costs as a small business owner and it is an effective cost-saving strategy…..
There are many tasks you can outsource to a Virtual Assistant. Some of those are listed below, but not limited to the following:
* Cold Calling
* Following up warm leads
* Writing articles on the clients behalf
* Social Media Management
* Implementing marketing strategies
* Debt Collection
* Developing proposals, presentations, flyers
* General Administration
* Updating CRM Databases
* Answering general queries via phone/email
So if it saves a small to medium sized business money, why aren’t more and more people outsourcing this work, so they can work on their business instead of in it. Is it the fear of not being in control of the whole business? Is it that fear that is stopping businesses outsourcing. If you reflect on the tasks you do each day and each week and add those times at the end of each month. Is that taking valuable time away, and in return you are losing customers and losing money, whereas you could be working on other areas of your business that bring in a higher amount of income. Those very successful entrepreneurs we read on social media and watch on TV, outsource their work. They don’t sit on the phone hour upon hour, ringing potential customers, they outsource the work, they don’t look after their social media, they wouldn’t have the time, nor the patience.
So next time you are sitting there thinking, I don’t have time to do these tasks, because I need to see a client or conduct a workshop, then please call me anytime. I have worked as a Virtual Assistant/Business Consultant since 2009 and I have helped so many new start-up’s, established businesses with those tasks they simply didn’t have the time to do.
Plus, I enjoy learning about what others do in their business, brainstorming clever marketing strategies and ideas to grow and expand their business even more. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes is all you need to review your business structure and strategies. Don’t be afraid to outsource, saves time and money.
Barbara has operated her VA business for many years. She enjoys collaborating and providing effective and workable strategies with clients. She is a lady who takes initiative with every task at hand. From Lead Generation to content writing, business development to project management with administration in between, she has you covered.
BBMC – Virtual Assistance
(A VA who thinks OUTSIDE the square)