I have observed with keen interest how small businesses grow into big very reputable companies and have also watched large businesses become so large you wonder if they have been in business for generatons. Companies that grow are those who understand opportunities and know how to leverage them. One of such is realizing a sure-fire method of cutting down costs by outsourcing some tasks. Outsourcing has been of tremendous value to many businesses. It proves the possibility of getting a lot done without spending so much.
Outsourced employees work hard to ensure that they provide quality for you. They are there to give their best and would not see themselves as co-owners of the company like many full time employees do. Outsourced employees know that you can choose to take your business elsewhere, which is why they will work hard and ensure they exceed expectations in the tasks that they perform for you. Its common to find many in-house staff usually get too “comfortable” and/or bored with their jobs. Thisis where you find them displaying lack the passion that they once had for their job. With an outraced employee, you can always count on getting quality performance.
Pay by the hour or pay by the task
You also get to pay an outsourced according to the number of hours that they work. For instance, if your outsourced employee gets paid 354 per month for a putting in 40 hours of work time at 10 hours per week, you only get to pay for 40 hours and not more. Many employers do not know this, but they actually pay certain employees in their companies for sitting down in front of their computer and just chatting away on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site.
Large businesses that hire outsourced customer services providers to help handle their customer services support are outsourcing that aspect of their business function in order to concentrate on their core business activities. It is totally possible to outsource virtually every aspect of business processes within a company.
Outsourced Business Practices
Its note worthy and i will never be tired of making this note – virtually any part of your business process can be outsourced successfully. I have taken the liberty to list out but a few:
- Graphic design and multimedia
- Financing and accounting
- Telemarketing and sales
- Data entry and administrative support
- Web design and development
- Business strategy
- Business plans
- Article writing and translation
- Database development
- Press releases
- Creative writing
- Software and technology
- Copy writing
By outsourcing, you just saved a lot of money that can be useful to your business and have you are not only saving a lot of money on running your business, you are also saving yourself from the heartache of paying unproductive employees who are just dead weight.
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 build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.