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When you are a freelancer there are many benefits to the way that you work. You can choose your perfect working hours, take a break if you need to, work from wherever you want, and only sign the contracts that you want to work. Although there are benefits to freelancing, there are also times when you may feel extra pressure. Whether you are growing too quickly to fulfill orders as a solo worker, or your skills don’t quite reach certain areas, outsourcing is a brilliant way to fill in the gaps you need when you need to.
There is no particular set of outsourcing areas that a freelancer will use, it is all down to the set skills that they have as an individual, however, there are some common areas that we have a look at below:
This is one of the most common areas that freelancers outsource. This is because it can get a little tricky, especially when it comes to completing your taxes at the end of the year. Getting these wrong can lead to expensive fines and they take up a huge chunk of time to complete, especially if you are keeping on track of them all through the year. When it comes to finances as a freelancer you can either learn how to keep on top of them yourself or make use of outsourcing service, even if you only use the services every tax ends.
From data entry through to answering calls, a freelancer can benefit massively from outsourcing and getting help from a virtual assistant. Very day administration takes up more time than you would like to admit as a freelancer, and sometimes you may feel as though it’s all you manage to get done in a day. There are many other things you could be getting on with that are worth your time and effort.
Social Media Management
Social media has fast become one of the most common ways to both engage with your customers and bring in new customers. However, it can take up huge chunks of time. If you are a freelancer, it can easily feel as though social media is the only job that you do. But, it’s obviously not the only job that you do. Using outsourcing as a way to free up your time when it comes to social media management, is a wise thing to do. Even if you just outsource to someone to reply to comments, direct important direct messages your way, or make sure your content is frequent and relevant, it can free up days of time for you to focus on other areas of your work.
These are three areas that freelancers commonly outsource. All of them included tasks that can easily be completed by someone else. You may even find that less time and money is spent on these areas because the people you use are skilled and specialize in these areas. Do you outsource? Which areas do you choose?