o matter the industry you’re in, work is never-ending. There’s always more and more work but less time to tackle such tasks. As a result, businesses often tend to lag behind in terms of their deadlines and expectations. Outsourcing companies can be a viable solution.
One of the debilitating effects of working yourself out as an entrepreneur is a life-threatening stress. A recent survey shows that nearly 46 percent of business owners are terribly stressed!
So, What’s the Remedy for the Stressed Entrepreneurs?
While many answers will pop into the head, there’s one simple but highly effective solution that more and more businesses are resorting to. You may be wondering what this simple and single solution is. It’s none other than outsourcing. When you outsource, you’re handing your business task to an expert who operates from his own location or business outfit – this of course has tons of benefits that will be discussed later — but I can’t fail to mention the shared risk and substantial cut on overhead cost as a result of outsourcing.
The good news is that you can outsource virtually everything, including tasks such as manufacturing, administration, social media marketing, content marketing, back office, and more.
However, some business owners who are yet to start using outsourcing companies are wondering how they can monitor quality when a task is not being performed within their business premises.
Here are some proven tips on how to ensure quality outcomes when you outsource business tasks;
Tip #1: Be Thorough with the Selection Process
Whether or not you will get quality outcomes from an outsourcing vendor starts from the selection process. You need to invest time and effort towards selecting the right person for the task.
In addition to some set procedures, one of the ways to explore the ability of applicants is to offer a paid test project. This will give you a glimpse of what to expect from the outsourcing providers. Subsequently, you can narrow your choice to the best-performing outsourcing provider.
Tip #2: Keep Communication alive all Through the Project Period
Don’t just go into oblivion after assigning tasks to an outsourcing company. You need to communicate regularly with the provider from start to finish of the project.
This is a great way to monitor progress and be sure that the freelancer is on the same page as the goal you have in mind with the assigned task. Use all effective techniques – video chat, emails, phone calls, and live chats to track progress from start to finish.
Indeed, using outsourcing companies is the best solution for any business that wants to achieve more in less time.
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