5 Steps To Scale And Outsource Your Online Business
Business online is booming currently with many freelancers finding ways to earn income. The telling factor of a thriving business will come when the owner realizes he/she needs to pivot to take on more tasks and service their clients.
By this time, the freelancer should start to see their side hustle as not just a gig but a small business. Remote workers need to start looking at themselves as entrepreneurs.
Once you make that shift in your mindset, prepare to be pushed by your will to win.
Everything on the other side of knowing you need to scale your business means thinking about more service, more profits, and more impact.
Know Why You Need To Expand
The most common reason why business owners who start off as freelancers need to scale their businesses is that they start to take on more business than they can manage themselves.
It may feel weird to initially let go of some of your tasks. It’s really a trust issue and the need to ensure that you are in control of the normal work output.
However, know that in some cases there are persons who can be just as or more efficient at your tasks than yourself. It also frees you up to concentrate on operating, marketing, and building your business.
Other reasons for expansion could be new project ideas, a new business partner, or new operating procedures.
Have Clear Goals For The Long Term Of The Business
You started the business with a dream. You had a grand vision that in time you have to map out, plan and learn to set timelines for and execute.
If you haven’t done it before, start to think long-term. What will the next 5-10 years of business entail? And more importantly, what will you need to do to get there? Once you set clear actionable steps you’re well on your way to creating more clarity for your business.
Look For The Best Freelancers For Each Task
Try out UpWork and Fiverr for the best freelancers for the tasks that you wish to outsource.
Work out deals once they’ve gotten into a rhythm and you realize they are the best fit for the task. Put them on contracts that allow them to work and feel appreciated.
Tasks you can assign that will free you up for other major operational and strategic tasks are:
- appointment scheduling
- customer care & assistance
- social media
- calling potential client
- article and copywriting
- website design and management
- other virtual assistance needs
Start Small And Grow Over Time
Over time you’ll need to ensure you have ways to manage, meet and plan with your team members.
The growth of any company will become promising with an organized and committed approach. Give everyone clear instructions, timelines, and ways to communicate issues and provide feedback.
Use your vision, yearly goals, and the assembled team members to build and grow into a lean mean business machine. Take the time to be consistent, lead with courage and mentor and train all your team to understand the grand vision statements.
Keep Consistently Building Your Brand
Last, but not least, ensure you continue to build your brand. Managing current clients is one thing, but a business only grows with continuous promotions, marketing, and the influx of new customers.
Scaling from a solopreneur operation to one with different team members needs good management skills and patience.
If you need a little more help finding out how to set up the next stages of your company’s growth, be sure to message us for a business consultation.
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