Running a business is time-consuming and requires a lot of hard work. Yet, most of us starting a business think of the initial effort as a passing phase of the whole ordeal and eventually are hoping for a more relaxed state when we can actually take a break and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Robert Kiyosaki, a world-renowned author, once talked of a specific phenomenon – the boss who works harder than his employees; though the concept might seem noble at first, it actually has a completely negative connotation. As in this context, the boss becomes a slave of his own labor, a.k.a., his inability to transfer some of his responsibilities to other workers as a consequence of deeply rooted trust issues. This mindset actually is a bit egocentric and goes with the old saying: “ When you want something done, do it yourself”. Unfortunately, this implies that no one can do it better than you, which is the crux of the issue.
Therefore, do not let yourself become trapped by your own vanity and look at the possibilities of delegating some of the workloads to external workers. This way you’ll make room for progress, productivity, growth, and time for yourself. Here are some thoughts on the concept in the text below.
Human Resources Services – Save Time
One of the most stressful and most time-consuming parts of every business is associated with the finding, recruiting, before that initial screening, and afterward training of candidates who applied for a job position in your firm. This laborious and costly process takes a lot of the resources which otherwise could have been invested in other aspects of the growing business, meaning you would be better off giving this responsibility to someone else.
Now, usually what you would do is hire someone to do it for you, but this means paying additional wages, having insurances and fees to cover, and other technicalities. Fortunately for you, there are platforms that can do it for you at a lower cost and better prices with the same efficiency, if not even better. These platforms are more than effective in servicing businesses HR needs as they have whole teams working 24/ 7 to ensure the best results at the best price; from installing HR software to telephone advisory and the keeping and archiving of employee agreements, contracts, documents, and templates at the palm of your hand. The whole ordeal will be taken care of, without you worrying, getting involved too much, and saving time and money to concrete and focus on the more important stuff.
Affiliate marketing – Save Money and Resources
This relatively new marketing model has become immensely popular in the last few years, with the rise of digital marketing and the expediting possibilities of ever-growing customer demand.
Affiliates are third-party informal members of your company who are working for you, sort of, by taking a cut or provision for every product you sell in exchange for increasing the traffic to your website and enticing people into buying from you. This model has proven to be so successful, people are making a living out of it and also helping the businesses grow and have a larger customer base.
Jeff Bezos revolutionized the concept and talked of the advantages. Prior to this, you would need a whole team of people working full time to boost your sales, but now all you do is let the affiliate do the job, generating traffic, making people visit your site, and getting a little share from the sales made. You are literally saving thousands on wages, advertisement, and marketing. This model is more than effective, saving you a lot of effort and channeling the extra cash into other aspects of the business.
Online Task Workers – Never Skip Another Project
Another possibility is putting up an ad for laborious and time-consuming projects to be done by a part-time contract worker online. Freelancers, similar to service providers, can do the job for you when you need something done fast and effectively without overloading your workforce who has been constantly on something else. Your staff are already overworked, but there are a number of high-paying projects you might take on, but adding more people is really less lucrative.
That’s when online task workers come in, they do the job for honorary pay and move along searching for similar opportunities.
No responsibilities whatsoever, no need to hire them permanently, just let them do the job and you’ll cut a profit without making your workers do double shifts. You’ll save money, time, and consumers because every job you turn down due to such concerns damages your credibility and reputation.
As said at the beginning, take off some of the pressure by simply paying someone to do the job for you, while simultaneously spending time and focusing on something more important.