Outsourcing Tips for Full-Stack Entrepreneurs | Outsourced Doers
If you’re an entrepreneur, I’m guessing you wear a lot (if not all) of the hats in your business… at least in the start-up stage. It’s crucial for entrepreneurs like yourself to know the importance of delegation. After all, you can’t do everything yourself and expect to scale your business.
As your company grows, you’ll likely need to start outsourcing some of your many tasks. This can definitely feel daunting at times…
But how do you know what to delegate, and to whom?
Outsourced Doers is here to help. We connect founders around the globe with talented, hard-working Outsourced Doers (Virtual Assistants)… giving you the support you need to scale your business and make your greatest impact.
Here are our top tips for outsourcing like a pro:
1. Define Your Goals
Before you can delegate, you need to have a clear understanding of your goals. What do you want to achieve in your business? How will outsourcing help you reach these goals?
When you know what you want, it’s much easier to find the right person to help you get there.
2. Determine What Tasks You Can Delegate
Some tasks are better suited for delegation than others.
Consider which tasks:
-You don’t enjoy doing
-Take up a lot of your time
-You’re not good at
-Are essential but lower-value tasks
These are all great candidates for outsourcing. When you delegate these types of tasks… you free up your time and energy to focus on the things that will matter in your business.
3. Find the Right Person for the Job
Not all Virtual Assistants are equal. When you’re looking for someone to outsource to, it’s important to find someone who:
-Has the skills and experience needed to complete the task
-Is a good fit for your business culture
-You can trust to get the job done right
4. Communicate with Clarity
Once you’ve found the right person for the job… it’s important to communicate your goals and expectations with clarity.
The more information you can provide, the better.
Be sure to explain:
-What the task is
-Why it’s important
-How do you want it done
If possible… it’s also helpful to provide examples of similar tasks that have been completed successfully in the past. This will give your Virtual Assistant a better understanding of what you’re looking for.
5. Set a Schedule
When you’re delegating a task, it’s important to set a schedule. This will help ensure that the task gets done on time.
Be sure to communicate your timeline expectations to your Virtual Assistant, and agree on a due date for the task.
This will help keep everyone on track and ensure that the task gets done when you need it.