What and how to outsource - (small tasks can improve productivity and quality of life)
Have you heard about using freelancers and outsourcing digital tasks but don’t know where to start?
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Have you heard about using freelancers and outsourcing digital tasks but don’t know where to start? In both your personal and work life outsourcing tasks can help increase productivity and your quality of life. Keep reading for my examples on how to outsource small tasks.
If you wish you could get rid of a few annoying tasks in your life and or business that would free up so much of your time you are reading the right post! I have shared this philosophy with friends, coworkers, and clients and they all have seen results in their productivity and quality of life. My book also talks about this concept and relates it to saving time.. I am also sharing my key outsourcing template that I use for keeping track of hours and can the can be downloaded here.
What to Outsource
We all know about things we can outsource the typical ones being, cleaning, yard work, day care, laundry, tangible things like that. They save time and improve our quality of life, plus allow you to work on other things. But what about all your digital tasks. There are way too many but here are few examples:
SEO, driving Web traffic
Managing business processes
Social media management
Data entry/repetitive tasks
My signature organizing e-course helps to identify key tasks that are consuming your time but brining you little return.
How to outsource
So where do you find this digital help? Before we would head to kijjii and Craigslist but that would give more local support. Today with the rising gig economy sites like Upwork and Fiver are mainstream.
These are great sites because they protect both the freelancer and client. Plus you can post jobs, search freelances that are qualified and also freelancers will send their proposals to you. It is all in a safe environment and of course you can use reviews to see the type and quality of their work and I often try to jump on a video call before hiring so it does feel a bit more personal.
In my latest Youtube video I give an example of how Upwok works and this video is linked below.
Now you have a better idea of some tasks that can be outsourced and how to do it. This tasks be something that you know you would save you time by outsourcing it and increase your ability to spend time on other parts of your life or business.
Next week I will be sharing some of my key calendar organizing tips! Don’t worry it is not crazy structured as I actually like to focus big picture goals and stay creative!