Though it’s true in many ways, the old adage, “you only get out of something what you put into it” can also be misunderstood especially by overzealous entrepreneurs. Obviously our businesses don’t run themselves, and a lot of time and effort is required to build and maintain our enterprises but does that mean we need to do everything ourselves?
A common mistake made by fledgling entrepreneurs is believing they need to maintain a schedule of 10, 12, even 14 hours a day to grow their businesses. This is absolutely false. Many of the operational tasks needed to run a business can be outsourced to others. It’s to the entrepreneur’s advantage to do so.
Creating and uploading blogs, tweeting, corresponding via email—essential tasks—can be passed along while the entrepreneur puts efforts into growing the business and generating income. As the owner of the business, your job isn’t to maintain it. Your time is much better spent designing and implementing income-generating practices that will increase your profits.
From Cyprus to Singapore to Brazil, founder and CEO of 123employee Daven Michaels travels the world speaking, inspiring, and educating small business owners on how to run their businesses more effectively. As you’re probably aware if you’ve done any traveling at all, it takes a lot of time and energy. How, then, is it possible for Daven to run a profitable business, manage a staff and still have time to jet-set from one end of the globe to the other?
The answer is easy: Outsourcing.
Daven, a New York Times Bestselling Author figured out what he could delegate and which tasks he needed to perform himself. For instance, he outsources such day-to-day tasks, as email correspondences, social media work and blog writing.
The important part of outsourcing your tasks isn’t as much giving you less to do (though that is a big, plus) but so that you, as the owner of the business, can spend your time pursuing new ideas that will allow you to generate additional income.
Clients of 123Employee have discovered their own plans of action and rely on well-trained VAs in the Philippines to execute them. Trusting someone half a world away with handling your business might seem scary at first, but those working for 123Employee are handpicked and trained to provide the services clients require as their businesses grow. Even if you run an online business, it’s really not much different than the way things are done with a brick and mortar company. As business grows, owners hire employees to handle the additional commerce. Why shouldn’t you?
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.