Have you thought of an outsourcing team before to grow your business? I wish to share with you the simple steps that you can take to increase the bottom line easily and economically.
Tim Ferriss who wrote the now famous “the 4 hour work week” showed the world how you can work less and earn more. The whole concept intrigued and open people’s mind about using virtual assistants in 3rd world countries who are by the way well educated and highly trained.
With the knowledge in hand that there are people who can work for a 3rd of a cost of labor in their own countries then came the challenge of how do you train them and what can they do and I will now show you how you do both of these.
First things first:
Do you provide a service or have you an office based business for your clients?
- Website Design for
- Social Media
- Article Writing
- Amazon, Shopify or eBay store
All of these listed services can be outsourced and here is the exciting thing that happens you will be able to expand your business and take on extra clients and then outsource them and this will increase your bottom line.
I have personally seen outsource teams grow from only 1 or 2 virtual assistants to a team of 7-10+ VA’s now that tells me the business is expanding. One of our clients came to us with only 1 Shopify store that we helped set up and train the customer service and with in 6 months they opened a further 5 stores!
Need To Train Staff
All businesses run a little differently you would not set a person up in your office and say there you go now you get to work. That would be setting yourself up for failure.
Online there is no limit to the training you can set up effortlessly. For example you could arrange to run a webinar and share and record your training, or you could do a short video and lastly a well written email in dot point.
Spend the time giving the necessary training that you would give any new employee.
What about other businesses?
Small start-up businesses normally start on a shoestring budget and want to do it all themselves and don’t get me wrong it is good to have an understanding but I disagree that you need to be able to do yourself. If you look at the following list of “to do” tasks within a business, there is not any creative time in there for you to grow!
If you are doing everything yourself like:
- Social media
- SEO on your website
- General admin tasks
- Video editing
- Blog promotion
- Customer Service
Where would you possibly get the time necessary to grow your business? Even if you worked 15-16 hour days how well would you do either of these tasks? You need to outsource, put a dollar value on your time and if you are worth more than $8.50 per hour you should look at getting your own VA.
So there you have it, the only way you can grow your business and increase productivity is to outsource and develop a team within a team.