So much of the outsourcing advice I hear is… well, it might be doing you more harm than good, if I’m being honest.
Don’t like to do something? Just outsource it.
Don’t understand how that software works? Just outsource it.
Don’t have the time or skills to write that sales page? Just outsource it.
Now, I’m not saying you should never do those things. Of course you should. Freeing up your time for more important, high-leverage projects is how you increase profits and grow as a business owner.
But there’s a catch. Jumping too soon into outsourcing to avoid doing things you don’t like or that feel overwhelming will often lead to disaster.
You have to have a plan, and that starts by asking yourself just a few, simple questions. Answer these, and you’ll be in a much better position not only for outsourcing, but as a business owner on the way up.
Prefer a transcript? Here you go!
What you’ll learn in this episode:
- Why outsourcing too soon can actually hold you back
- The one characteristic my most successful VA clients all had in common
- How to leverage your time so outsourcing becomes an investment rather than an expense
- The foundational pieces you must have in place before you make your first hire
Outsourcing Success Cheat Sheet
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Cindy, you are my sHero! I’m honored being a founding member of Six-Figure Systems. If anyone wonders, “Should I join?”, they ought to stop shoulding on themselves and just do it. Join!
Thank you for reminding me that I do know the best way to move forward — to get my head out of the internet quicksand and look at the big picture. Well, duh.
I loved your daily task list, which I’ll call my “what-I-did-list.” Smart way to decide how my time was spent. Then what might have been outsourced to optimize my business.
Thank you for these podcasts. I promise to comment more.
Hey Donna! I’m glad you found some valuable takeaways here!