You’re working away on your latest investor presentation when you suddenly realise, the designs you promised your client three hours ago is still completely untouched! The panic isn’t anything particularly new for anyone working in a startup, but while the road to success isn’t meant to be easy, it doesn’t have to be so hard either!
Outsourcing your work is probably better for you than you realise. As a busy entrepreneur wearing many hats (some of which might not suit you), it’s only a matter of time before you’re overwhelmed. So get ready to take a load of because here are 7 tasks you can easily outsource so you can focus on what you can do best.
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Content might sound easy to do on paper, but updating your site with fresh new ideas a couple of times every week will soon take its toll. Especially if you’re juggling multiple projects and barely have enough time to even think about that itch on your lower back.
Content is an essential part of Marketing now, and you’re losing out on some major leads if your content game isn’t as strong as it should be. That’s where Bolt, a platform that connects busy brands like yourself to a legion of writers awaiting your command. They’ll even throw in a content strategist if you ask nicely.
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Bet you didn’t see this one coming! We only have 24 hours a day, and every second you spend in line at the grocery store or cleaning up your apartment is a second that isn’t spent trying to figure out one of the many bugs plaguing your source code.
Hook yourself up with some custodians at AfterYou! AfterYou assigns you your very own butler which I am going to call Alfred, that ensures your place is in tip top shape when you get home. No more messy beds, arriving home only to realise you forgot to get milk and a grumpy dog growling at your for neglecting it yet again. Your friendly butler will handle all those chores for you so you can kick back , and sip on a glass of freshly poured champagne courtesy of Alfred.
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Ugh, numbers! Accounting is the bane of existence to plenty of us, the only thing less exciting than sorting out your financial statement and filing taxes is watching moss grow on a rock.
But fear not because Pikai is here to save your soul! This accounting agency specialises in providing accounting solutions to SMEs and startups. From your annual reports and taxes to grants, they’ll have you covered. You’ll never deal with balance sheets ever again!
- Social media management
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Maintaining an online presence can be challenging especially with a neverending to-do list and all those irresistibly adorable kitten videos you’re bombarded with every time you open Facebook. Building an audience can be taxing work too, you’ll spend hours trawling Twitter comments and trying to come up with some kind of witty response that would show how your company so doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Not to worry, We are social is here to help you with those nasty tweens slamming your product on Instagram. A global agency with an even reputation for stellar work, their local office in Singapore will see to all your social media needs and make your brand the talk of the town, the town of your target audience that is, target audience-ville.
- Web Design
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Can’t stand looking at another line of code? Tired of not being able to get into the startup scene with your swanky new product because you have absolutely no idea how to do any of this web…stuff?
Get the friendly guys at Futureworkz to do it for you! They’ll get your website ready to convert some top of the funnel folks with sleek UI and some killer e-commerce setups. Heck they’ll even build your app for you for you can focus on charming investors and making those sales, playa.
- The Mundane
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If you’ve ever woken up to wonder how on earth you’re going to tackle everything on your to-do list for the day, what you probably need is a side kick.
Zirtual hooks you up with a personal assistant that will perform all the tasks you’re too busy to do. Whether it’s planning your accommodation for a conference in Munich or conducting competitor research, Zirtual’s assistants will be at your beck and call.
Start outsourcing now!
Hopefully this article has inspired you to think about the possibilities of outsourcing your work. As much as we like to think we’re capable of doing everything ourselves, it’s a much more efficient use of your time and effort. Focus on your strengths to grow your company, and leave your weaknesses to those who know best. I promise.
About the Author
This article was written and submitted by Nicholas Chen of Bolt Media. see more.