There are many tasks that you do every day in your business that can be outsourced. Most are pretty obvious like bookkeeping, meeting arrangements, telephone calls, and typing correspondence as examples, but these are really only a handful of the jobs, big and small, that can be handed over to an outsource provider. Let’s look at some of the not so obvious.

Website Design
Every business these days really needs a website, and it is even more important for the online business owner as the website is, in effect, your office and storefront. Sure there are numerous ready-made templates out there that you can use, but finding one that has just the right look and feel, is easy to use, and has all the functionality you need, could be a bit of a tall order. The solution may be hiring a professional website designer to build one for you. Investing in this area of your business is money well spent as you will end up with a beautiful and unique website, that is easy for your customers to navigate, and has all the functionality your business needs.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Now that you have that lovely new website installed, you want to make sure the search engines are finding you and driving traffic to your site. Your goal is to rank high on their lists and this is done by using all the right keywords and phrases. Hiring someone who is an expert in this area is another good investment for your business. They know just exactly what keywords and phrases to use, and exactly where to put them, to achieve maximum results. Your website designer may offer this service or can recommend someone to you.

Writing Website Content
The content on your website is very important as it must attract and keep your readers attention, and hopefully turn them in to buyers. It also has a direct effect on your rankings with the search engines. Hiring a qualified writer to create the content for your site will ensure it is well written, satisfies the search engines, and gets the results you are looking for.

Blogging adds value to your business and is also an excellent marketing tool. It gives a great way to stay in touch with your customers and keep them in the know about product launches and other promotions. However thinking about subjects and writing about them can take a lot of time. Hiring a blogger or ghost writer can take this burden away as they will keep your blog updated with fresh content.

There are so many tasks that can be handed over to someone else to take care of. Outsourcing allows you to focus more on the things you enjoy and that are more important in running your business.

One Thought to “What kinds of tasks can be outsourced?”

  1. Another great one Deb. Clear, concise and to the point. I love reading your posts! It’s amazing how many things can be outsourced.

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