Are you ready to free yourself from the monumental task of executing day to day tasks associated with running your business? Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step in realizing the freedom you’ve been striving for—and weren’t personal and financial freedom two reasons you started a business in the first place?
The new-found freedom you experience by outsourcing tasks will allow you to spend more of your days doing things that really matter to you, such as spending time with family and friends, and also coming up with new ideas that will increase the profitability of your business. Success doesn’t just happen. There are a couple things to remember as you move forward.
Some entrepreneurs have a professional history of management positions. That kind of experience can be invaluable as you begin outsourcing. If you don’t have that kind of professional background and have never been in a position like that before, knowing what to do might not come naturally. Luckily for you, tools exist that allow you to effectively manage your new employees whether you have a decade of management experience or none at all.
Training Your Support Person
Outsourcing isn’t just about deciding which tasks you’re going to delegate and then handing them over. The only thing worse for your business than you trying to do everything yourself is delegating tasks without properly training the person you’ve identified to do them.
Whether the person is a paid staff member or outsourced Virtual Assistant (VA), providing detailed instructions as to how you want the job done is essential. Unless you don’t care about the time and money it will cost you to have VAs learn by their mistakes, make the time to train and critique.
We at 123Employee spend a great deal of time and effort training our VAs. First of all, we hire those we know will provide loyal and quality service to our clients. They watch tutorial videos and learn specific task orientation from more qualified VAs. We then match clients with the VAs we feel will be a great part of their team.
Managing Your VA
After you train your VA and feel he or she is qualified to do the level work required for the task, you can relax a little and start to trust them. No one wants someone peering over their shoulders all day long, so unless you have reason to suspect there’s something fishy, let them do their job. A good check and balance system put into place should help you stay on top of things.
Outsourcing will not only save you time and money, it’ll help you make money by freeing you to increase your income. Begin at your own pace and see how efficient it can be.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee, http://www.123Employee.com. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Business Live! http://www.BeyondBusinessLive.com inspires entrepreneurs to meet challenges head-on in with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyles of their dreams.