Outsourcing jobs to offshore workers has attracted tons of negative reactions from those who see the trend as a threat to the home economy. For decades, many U.S. businesses outsource jobs to oversea workers in the bid to cut back on labor expenses and boost profits.
The pessimists of offshore outsourcing have different views and stories regarding offshoring. Some of them are of the opinion that the oversea workers do not deliver quality outcome like the workers at home and that some of them may even end up disappearing with the money paid upfront. However, most of these stories and views do not have a substantial basis and evidence.
But, this doesn’t go without saying you have to be tactful and careful in selecting an overseas outsourcing partner. And of course, you need to apply the same tact and care when hiring even an on-shore worker or regular employee.
Here are some jobs you would be better off outsourcing to an oversea virtual assistant;
1: Lead Generation
Lead generation is necessary for online business – no leads, no income — few leads, few incomes. So, you need to invest in leads generation. One of the powerful ways to collect leads online is to engage in contact forms. However, except you have all the time (which is rarely the case), you are better off outsourcing lead generation task since it is quite time-consuming.
Many businesses and companies prefer to engage virtual assistants when it comes to collecting leads through contact forms. The virtual employee will go through the rigors involved in sorting through the contact forms. Subsequently, the virtual lead generation expert will select the most promising prospects and send follow-up info to them. That’s not all, the virtual assistant can also help you to generate leads through other techniques.
2: Social Media Management
Even with SproutSocial (a great tool for managing social media accounts), it takes a lot of hours daily to oversee and manage social media accounts. You will spend hours gathering basic analytics data and responding to mundane comments. The best approach is to outsource your social media management to a virtual social media expert.
If you are concerned about security, you can use your social media accounts settings to limit the amount of information that your virtual assistant can access. For instance, you may limit their task to running your company’s feeds and posting responds to comments in real-time.
There are other business tasks you can also outsource to an oversea worker.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.