Whether you’re running a huge corporation, an elaborate team, or a small business, one fact remains true: you only have 24 hours in a day. And, although some people try, you can’t (and shouldn’t) actually work all 24 of those hours every day either. Eventually, you’ll need to delegate and outsource tasks or you risk burnout and severe health issues.
If your team is on the verge of burnout and you’re just not sure who to delegate or outsource to, consider the power of freelancers.
Outsourcing to freelancers is a good idea whether you’re self-employed or running a fast-growing startup and everything in-between.
But if you’ve never considered outsourcing your tasks to freelancers, now’s a better time than ever to give it a try.
With more freelancers working than ever before, finding and working with quality freelancers has never been easier.
For example, here at Fiverr, we’ve rolled out Fiverr Business where you can browse a selection of freelancers already vetted for business projects and hire them to give your team a boost.
Working with freelancers is no longer the headache it used to be. Millions of professionals have turned to freelancing as their long-term employment and you, as a business owner or team manager, can reap the benefits of the growing high-quality freelance talent pool.
With that in mind, we want to open your eyes to a few tasks you should stop doing right now and outsource to freelancers. There’s no limit to how many freelancers you could hire to help free up your work hours for more important revenue-generating tasks.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Blogging & Content Creation
When it comes to managing content for a blog or YouTube channel, there’s so much work it can be overwhelming.
Fortunately, most blogging and content creation tasks can be easily outsourced to a freelancer.
2. Social Media Management & Promotion
If you’re running a business or managing a team, you’ve already got a lot to do. You shouldn’t use your precious time to post on Instagram.
Instead, take your social media marketing plan, and outsource the various pieces to talented freelancers.
3. Email Management
A few years ago, an Adobe study said the average worker spends over 3 hours a day on email. But did you know you can actually outsource your inbox management?
A talented freelancer (like these ones) can filter out time-wasters or junk and respond with templates to regularly requested items.
4. Customer Service
If you’re running a small company, staying in touch with your customers is critical to your success.
But that doesn’t mean you have to do all the customer service 100% of the time. Consider outsourcing some of the most common requests (forgotten passwords, for example) to a competent freelancer.
5. Data Entry
There’s almost no bigger waste of time than inputting data into a form, spreadsheet, or other software at your workplace. You have way more important things to do. Especially when you can outsource data entry to a freelancer for extremely cheap.
6. Graphic Design
If you find yourself regularly spending a few hours a week on graphic design projects (internal flyers, social media graphics, etc.) you need to hire a freelance designer right now.
You’ll soon notice they can accomplish the same tasks with higher quality in a fraction of the time.
7. Project Management
Finally, consider outsourcing your project management tasks to a freelancer if you find you spend a lot of time in your project management software. Many freelancers use the same project management apps as your team and can jump right in to start making an impact right away.
There’s no need for you to spend your time moving tasks from list to list, tagging people who are missing deadlines, or checking in on a million to-dos every day. Instead, outsource to a freelancer who can help keep you and your team on-track.
Of course, this is just the tip of the Iceberg. You can use Fiverr to outsource just about any task to a competent freelancer who will get the job done well.
Get creative with it. Experiment with different tasks and different freelancers. Soon, you’ll find yourself with a clearer head, more time on your calendar, and a thriving business.
The only limit is your own imagination.