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  • Writer's pictureJoel Thiessen

When is it time to outsource?

When should I be doing the task myself?


I had a comment from a friend of mine Christine Deane of DFW Networking Diva on LinkedIn. She asked me a question that I didn't have enough time to go into in the comments of my last post. You can find it here. I am going to spend a couple posts on this and I hope that it helps you out a bit.

When should I outsource?


Lot's of people say, "I'm not making any money, I can't outsource anything."


This can be true, but it can also be that you can't afford not to outsource your task.


There was a Chiropractor in my area, let's call him Chris. He had a successful practice, but he was in the office every night until almost 9PM.


Was he seeing clients?


No, Chris was on the phone with insurance companies so that he could get paid.


This should be outsourced.


Why?

  1. This doesn't need to be done on location.

  2. This doesn't need to be done by Chris himself.

  3. No expertise or education is needed to do this, just training.

Why should you outsource it?


There are benefits to outsourcing.

  1. You don't have to pay benefits (that can be up to 40% increase in employment costs)

  2. You are saving your time, which can be used doing what only you can do.

When should I not outsource a task?

  • If you are starting out, like just starting out and you don't know what you are doing exactly yet, you shouldn't outsource anything.

You need to know enough to know that you are being taken advantage of if you are.


Not everybody operates out of integrity, know enough to spot the BS. (This is why I say to follow the numbers)

  • Does what you want to outsource require any extra expertise?

If the answer is yes, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't outsource, but it does mean that you have to find somebody with those expertise.


**hint** not everybody who says they have those expertise does.


I have a friend that works with me, his name is John Javier, we work very closely with him to ensure that any client that we have that asks for marketing services gets the best.


We don't outsource marketing to people without the expertise, but we also know how to find the right people.

  • Do you have to do it?

Sometimes you have a project that you have to do yourself, if that is the case learn how to do it. Once you have a process down, that's when you can outsource it.


You will never find somebody who will do it 100% like you want right away.


Find somebody who will do it at 70% of the capacity that you do it and coach them the rest of the way.


I will go into how to find the right people to outsource to in another post, but this is a good way to know whether you should outsource or not.


If you have a task that you want to know if you should outsource it, place it in the comments, I would love to have a conversation about it. or message me and we can talk about it.


Do you have a task that you hate?


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