We understand. When you’re new to this outsourcing thing, it can be pretty hard to ditch the anxieties you might have around transferring some of your business tasks to a third party. Your business is your baby and outsourcing your back-office operations may seem like a huge risk. However, outsourcing is a global business trend that is gaining huge momentum in most parts of the world, so surely there must be some method to this madness!
Here’s a list of common outsourcing fears many business owners can’t seem to shake off (and how they can!).
1. The cost
Many business owners think that outsourcing will cost them an arm and a leg, when in actual fact, it can save them a great deal of money in the long-run. Outsourcing eliminates the need for a permanent employee, so that already cuts down on your overhead costs. Most VAs charge on an hourly basis, so you don’t have to pay for the hours not spent on fulfilling a task. Furthermore, taking it upon yourself to do something you aren’t familiar with in any way will not only waste your time, but it will waste your money, too.
2. I will lose control
You love your business, and no one knows your business more than you do. But that doesn’t mean no one could do as good of a job at running it as you. When it comes to outsourcing, you’re only transferring the non-primary business tasks to a third-party that is good, if not better at doing them than you are. This leaves you with enough time to focus on your core business, which is what brings home the bacon. So, trust us, you’re still in control.
We’ll admit that this fear is somewhat justified. Before outsourcing some of your company responsibilities, it’s important to choose the right service provider who can bring the right amount of expertise and experience to the task at hand. Most outsourcing agencies, such as AdminAssist, assign you VAs who are highly capable in that respective field. All you would need to do is give them a quick run-down of the ins and outs of your business, which is merely a fraction of what you’d have to do if you were to tackle the task yourself.
In the modern-day world where communication is as instant as it gets, outsourcing is more viable and beneficial than ever. If you take the time to look past your fears, you can reap the rewards of running your business as efficiently as possible.