When you are running a business you have to remember that you are the founder and you should be working on running the company, not working on the lower level details. When you are bootstrapping your business you may not have the time or money to do things by yourself.
Outsourcing can be a great way to find quality teams to help you build your product without breaking your bank account as a startup founder.
Top outsourcing platforms:
1. Upwork.com is one of my personal favorites when it comes to finding freelancers to take on your work or advise you with your business. Upwork.com has high quality professionals that will respond to your job posting immediately, most of the time the same day response. The platform is super easy to use and very easy to collaborate with your team members within the platform.
2. Fiverr.com is another great platform to use for outsourcing. I have used this platform before to get content writing done. This platform has talented individuals and they are cheaper than the writers that you will find on Upwork. If you have an extremely low budget and need to get a lot done, Fiverr is the place for you. The platform is super easy to use and the ratings correspond to the work that you get from your freelancer.
Here are the top 5 ways to leverage outsourcing for your business.
In 2021 a business cannot survive without software. To have software you need an engineer to build it. However, software development teams are expensive to pay when you are bootstrapping your company.
There are great several ways to outsource your software development, a quick google search will bring up many results of affordable software development companies that can help you with your software needs. Or you can also refer to the recommended platforms above to find a good freelancer.
2. Virtual Assistant
If you are a small business and you don’t need a team and software is taken care of you may just need a virtual assistant to help take on day to day tasks for you. Virtual assistants are great for answering technical support questions, scheduling meetings, sending and receiving emails on your behalf.
It may be helpful to outsource your operations depending on your business model. If you need to create processes, document technical specifications and respond to customer requests, this work can be outsourced to another agency that can do for you in a more cost effective way.
4. Content writing
Content writing can be time consuming so if you can afford it, it may be easier to spend the money and save the time to do other more important tasks.
The way to manage your content and ensure it is your idea is to create a running document or spreadsheet where you add the titles of your content. When you are ready to outsource your content you can just pull from your running list of content ideas and give them to your freelancer to write. This strategy has worked well for me when I don’t have time to write my own articles.
Legal advice is very important when it comes to starting and running a business. But starting a legal department in house may be the last thing on your mind when you are first starting a business and trying to build a viable business.
Remember, the most important thing when starting a new business is that your time should be spent running the business. It is easier said than done but don’t get into the small details of operating the business.
If you follow this idea and remember to trust others and delegate responsibility, you will be able to accomplish more in less time.