If you want to scale your business, you have to prepare to outsource. As a female, the list of things that you will want to outsource first is likely slightly different than a male. This is why I love working with other women. Keep reading to find out 3 things a women’s business coach will tell you to outsource for your small business.
What Outsourcing Looks Like for Me
I wish I had the budget to have a big virtual team. That’s the big goal for the future. For now, I’m outsourcing some things that allow me to put tasks I don’t love in people’s hands that are better at them than me. This has given me more time for my business, my family, and my self-care. Acknowledging that we can’t do it all, and allowing others to help is a massive step in business.
As a small business owner, I don’t have a huge budget, but I outsource three things that save me a ton of time and energy. Any good women’s business coach will suggest you take steps towards doing the same. My outsourcing doesn’t cost me a ton of money, and the rewards from it are enormous.
My bookkeeping and accounting are the first things I outsourced, and it should be the first thing you outsource too. A good bookkeeper is worth their weight in gold. If there’s anything that you don’t want to screw up in your business, it’s your books and your accounting. So, get that off your plate and find someone you trust to take over your books. You are going to free up so much time and alleviate confusion in the process.
A company comes once a month and deep cleans my house. Order and cleanliness make my brain feel good. I obsess over having to do this or that and allowing somebody else to do it frees up like five hours. This is so worth it to me!
Now, with that being said, if you don’t have the budget to hire someone to clean your house, start with your busiest month. In the beginning, I hired a cleaner during wedding season. In the winter, when my business was slow, I cleaned my own house. Today, I get it all year round, and it’s terrific! With the deep cleaning done, all I have to do is tidy up.
Do it! Get a house cleaner! It is usually about $20 an hour, and you can pour those five hours you get back into your business. It will pay for itself over and over again.
I work from home, and I had my son at home for two and a half years before investing in childcare. It was challenging to manage his needs while working on client orders. If you can’t afford childcare, start by talking with friends. I bet that somebody knows somebody who offers an affordable rate. There are also low-income programs that can help you.
Today, I have my son in childcare part-time. He still is at home with me for the bulk of the day, but I get the alone time I need to complete my work. This is so important because working from home often means that we’re working around the clock, which is incredibly unhealthy. Childcare lets you set your work hours and dive into your business with your full attention
Are you ready to outsource? I came to you as your women’s business coach this week to tell you to outsource your bookkeeping, house cleaning, and child care. Even if you can only afford to during your busiest month of the year, you will be thrilled you did!
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