Outsourcing to start up

Starting a new business comes with a whole host of jobs that need doing, from naming the company, choosing a colour scheme, and designing a logo, to finding a premise, organising your taxes and figuring out the mysteries of payroll. To do it all, and do it all well means delegating tasks and outsourcing jobs that can be done equally well, or better, by somebody other than yourself.

Outsourcing can also save you money; a nine to five worker can cost more than a freelancer, or a contractor, purely because you have to pay for benefits, holiday and sickness. However, in the long run, you may find having someone in the office benefits you more. Just know that delegating certain jobs to other people can do nothing but help you to save time to spend on making your business successful.

Writers

When it comes down to content, social media and blogs – it’s a full-time job, on top of you running your brand new business. There are two ways to outsource the writing responsibilities; the first is to hire a freelance copywriter to work from your office. Having an in-house writer can be beneficial in that they are immersed in your business, they only focus on what looks and sounds best for one company.

The second choice is to outsource by hiring a freelance writer to work from home. You can do this through freelancing sites like freelancer.com or the normal job advertising sites. The main benefit of doing it this way is that you only pay for the work when you need it. A freelance writer is adept at changing the tone of their writing, also known as ghost writing, to match your company, so that it doesn’t sound like a bunch of different writers contributing to your website, and they can offer a fresh view on things.

Web designer

Your website is a huge part of your business, and the maintenance of them can take a lot of time and expertise. Again there are two ways around this – the first is to hire a web designer to create the site and then leave it in your hands. Or you can hire a freelancer to manage the site from afar. This gives you the freedom to merely state what you’d like to be on the site and not actually have to learn to do it yourself.

Accounting

Finances are a tedious thing – they are time-consuming but necessary. Any successful business has to have great financial records, and they are something you should have someone else do. The benefits of an in-house bookkeeper are in the fact that they know every corner of your business finances, they don’t have to work on any other accounts (except perhaps their own) and can advise you, in person, whenever you want, However, there is still the option of outsourcing. A contracted accountant like https://www.qdosaccounting.com/ would take out your financial affairs without you needing to ‘hire’ them. Almost like a using a dry cleaners – you take you messy finances over, and they deliver them neat and folded into a stunning report.

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