You probably don’t need to be told this, but running a successful business is a ton of work. Wouldn’t it be great to just have someone else perform the heavy lifting? Having full time employees is perfect for that, however occasionally that’s just not enough. If none of those employees are graphic artists, how can they be expected to produce a high quality flyer?
Perhaps that’s not the right example for your business. The point remains the same, though. Your staff won’t always be the best or the smartest choice for the job. No matter how incredible they may be at what they do, they can’t do everything. This is where outsourcing comes into the equation, and here are three of the best reasons to consider it.
Paying a professional in the required field of work makes more sense than assigning Ted, the accountant, a job he knows nothing about. In almost every case, finding somebody who can do the job right the first time is just a phone call or an email away. Remember the old adage, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”
When your desk begins to resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you ask Ted if he can handle a little extra. Poor Ted, his work is really starting to pile up, too. Paying a professional with years of experience will not only free up Ted to focus on his normal duties, it will also get the job done quicker. Freeing up staff and outsourcing saves time, and what could be more important than saving time?
There’s a plethora of things a company needs. Many of them can be expensive. If the business needs advertising done, giving Ted a script and a $50 microphone from Best Buy isn’t going to cut it. With outsourcing, it’s possible to hire people who already have the equipment as well as the experience necessary to operate it.
To bring it all together: If Ted makes $15 an hour and it would take him 12 hours to complete it, but a professional can do a far superior job in five hours for $100, that would be a no-brainer.
Knowing the limits and capabilities of your staff is crucial. Assigning a job to the wrong person can wind up being a nightmare when it finally does fall apart. Always remember that every decision made affects the business. While outsourcing may not be for everyone, the only thing that’s left here is a question. Can outsourcing help you?