I hope you enjoyed that little video.  🙂

In my last post, we established the fact that your business will suffer if you do not learn how to properly outsource those chores and tasks that are unappealing to you or that you simply do not enjoy doing or maybe just don’t have the time to accomplish.  Remember, if your business has reached the point of needing help…that’s a good  thing.  It means your business has grown and reached a level of success that demands more… reaching for help at this point is imperative to the continued success of your business.  If your business is showing signs of growing pains…give it the attention it needs…learn to outsource.

For starters, make a list of the activities that you are required to do everyday  that eat up your time.  From this list decide which of these activities you enjoy or any tasks that you are good at and that use your time wisely.  The chores that are left are the ones that you need to look into outsourcing.

What are some of the tasks that you can outsource? Let’s start at the beginning and discuss those tasks that keep your business up and running:

  1. website design and maintenance
  2. content creation
  3. any graphics
  4. blog installation
  5. newsletter creation
  6. Shopping cart set-up and installation
  7. customer service….always put yourself in a position of great customer service)

Customer service is one of the more popular tasks to outsource.  Remember, you started your business in order to be liberated….not tied to a computer screen.  Knowing that your customers are being taken care of promptly, intelligently and courteously will give you peace of mind and allow you  to live the lifestyle you were after.

Another area of Internet business’ that are typically outsourced are the different methods of driving traffic to your site such as:

  1. setting up and monitoring your PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns
  2. article writing and submissions
  3. social networking and forum posting
  4. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  5. the writing and submission of any press releases

Marketing is a very important aspect of your business and there are contractors who understand how to make these campaigns effective and specialize in them.  Remember, without strong marketing, you  won’t have traffic to your site.  For example, SEO can be tricky because it’s controlled and run by the search engines who are always changing things up.  There are service providers who make it their business to study the latest information.  Unless you are particularly  strong in this field delegating tasks such as this can save you a lot of time, frustration and heartache.

In my next post we’ll talk a bit about the costs associated with outsourcing and the value dollar of your time.

Have a wonderful day! (see, things are already getting easier with your business!)


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