The third reason is as intuitive as the first, but is rarely recognized. To illustrate this, many of us would gladly hire a cleaning service to do the decidedly unglamorous, but vitally important, job of keeping our work and living spaces clean, even though we all know how to use a mop and a duster. This is because we know cleaning is not the most efficient use of our time. So why are you still doing your own bookkeeping, payroll, marketing, website design, or office cleaning? While we may at first balk at having to pay for things that we can theoretically do ourselves, there are numerous benefits to outsourcing:
- Outsourcing frees up your time. You can run your business and service your customers while the professionals do the tasks better, faster and cheaper – yes, cheaper, when you factor the costs over the long run.
- Outsourcing is cost-effective, even if it may not appear so. While you will be paying a professional to do the outsourced tasks, they will take less time to do the work and save you money – your time is money, after all.
- Outsourcing gives you peace of mind in knowing things are done right. While there are tasks that you may be able to do yourself, you would benefit from getting someone with proper training and experience to do them for you. You don’t know what you don’t know.