We have all heard the saying “time is money” right? Well, when you are an entrepreneur, especially a service based entrepreneur who makes money by billing your time, your time literally correlates to money. You time is precious and you have to be cognizant of whether how you spend your work day is the best use of your time.
I have personally been struggling with this concept lately and asking myself whether I should be outsourcing some of the duties that I am currently doing on my own? It seems pretty obvious that me spending hours on admin stuff like fiddling in mail chimp, setting up eventbrites, and searching for articles to post in my Facebook Group doesn’t seem like the best use of my limited time. However, I am not sure I am at the point in my business where I can justify or am willing to pay someone else to do it! How many of you can relate?
I had a recent pow wow with a fellow mom boss and she was telling me about the breadth of activities that she has her virtual assistant do for her. She acknowledged that it was a cost, but she began to convince me that it is worth it. Why? Because outsourcing these admin duties frees up her time to either meet with more clients or focus on driving new business.
The concept of outsourcing is not just relevant in your business life but in your personal life as well. Are there duties that you are currently doing that others can be doing for you that can free up your time to either get more done or spend more time with your family? Below, I’ve included a few ideas on duties you are currently doing that you may be able to outsource. I would love to hear from you on what you outsource and how outsourcing has helped you. Head over to my Mompreneur Tribe Facebook Group and join in on the conversation!
- formatting and sending out newsletters
- scheduling appointments, managing your calendar, managing your inbox
- creating marketing materials and social media posts
- finding media and marketing opportunities (podcasts, media inquiries fb groups)
- cleaning lady at home
- online grocery delivery
- meal delivery services