The Holidays: The Best Time To Outsource To Save Your Sanity

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The holidays are here, and if you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. From the holiday season itself to the looming New Year’s resolutions, it seems as though there is no escape from the stress that comes with being in charge. But don’t worry — we have a solution! In this post, we’ll be providing tips for how to save time and energy by outsourcing some of your holiday tasks. 

Be sure to choose a professional office assistant that you feel comfortable working with and one whom you can trust.

When hiring a professional office assistant, you need to make sure that they are someone you can trust. They will be handling sensitive information, so it’s important that they have integrity and good judgment. You also need to be able to communicate with them easily. The last thing you want is for your assistant to provide incorrect information because they misunderstood something that was said or written down in an email message.

Focus on tasks that need to get done year-round.

If you have a number of tasks that need to get done on a regular basis, then it may be worth outsourcing those tasks. For example, if you’re in charge of the marketing strategy for your business and writing content is just one of many responsibilities, outsourcing might make sense. Another example would be if you’re an entrepreneur who needs someone else to manage all the finances while they focus on their company’s core competencies.

When considering whether or not to outsource any given job or task, ask yourself: Does this matter? Is it part of my core competency? If so, I should be doing it myself; if not (or even if I’m unsure), then maybe I should consider hiring someone else. This logic applies equally well during slow periods and busy ones; some people mistakenly think that only during busy times does outsourcing make sense—but even though there may be less time available for new projects during the holidays (or any other time), managing staff members’ workloads effectively can actually save time over the long run by reducing stress levels within your team as well as increasing efficiency among everyone involved in delivering quality work product in less time than would otherwise be possible without proper planning ahead through effective delegation practices implemented regularly throughout both busy seasons and slow ones alike!

The holidays are an extremely busy time for companies and business owners alike, but it’s also the time when you should be focused on work-life balance.

The holidays are an extremely busy time for companies and business owners alike, but it’s also the time when you should be focused on work-life balance.

Outsourcing is a great way to achieve this balance by giving you the freedom to focus on your family and friends during this stressful season. Some of the things that can be outsourced include:

  • Data Entry Services – It’s not fun or easy to enter data manually. Let someone else do it for you!
  • Marketing Campaigns – Save yourself from having to spend hours creating campaigns from scratch by outsourcing them instead!
  • Customer Support – Your clients deserve to have their needs met in a timely manner, which they won’t get if they’re waiting on hold with an overworked support team member who doesn’t know how to deal with their problem right away. Instead of hiring more staff members just for this purpose, consider outsourcing some of your customer support needs so that everyone gets taken care of right away without sacrificing quality service!

Outsource anything that is time-consuming but doesn’t provide any value to your overall business process.

If you are like most entrepreneurs, you spend a lot of time doing tasks that don’t provide value to your overall business process. For example, if you’re in the clothing industry, what’s the point of manually sending out packages every day? You could have a virtual assistant do this for you instead.

Another common task is social media management. If someone follows your brand on Instagram and then unfollows it later that same day, why waste time going through all the posts they liked to figure out which ones they didn’t like? A virtual assistant can do this much faster than you ever could!

The key here is not just finding someone who can help out with these tasks but also establishing trust with them before outsourcing anything important.

Document what you need so you can transfer the information easily.

The last thing you want is to be stuck trying to explain a task that’s not exactly clear in your own mind. A good virtual assistant will ask questions if they don’t understand what you’re asking, so it’s important to be as specific as possible.

Start by writing down every detail of the task. What is the main goal? What information do you have? Who needs what information (and when)? Be sure to include any technical details or special instructions for the VAs who might be outsourced overseas (for example, if you’re working with an English-speaking VA in China who doesn’t know much about US holidays). If there are any resources or software required on their end, make sure those are listed as well. You can even send along screenshots that show exactly how something should look or work once completed—this will help ensure that nothing gets lost in translation and neither party has any surprises when working together later!

Outsource anything that isn’t part of your core competency.

Outsourcing is not a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, it’s better to think of outsourcing as an opportunity to focus on what you do best—the things that make your business unique and successful.

If you want to use the holidays as an excuse to hire in-house staff or friends and family members for cheap labor, that’s perfectly fine. But unless those people are part of your core competency, it’s probably worth paying someone else for their services instead.

Outsource things that don’t interest you.

If you’re working your tail off to keep up with your business and family, outsourcing tasks can be a great way to re-energize. If you don’t enjoy doing them, why do them? And if they don’t add any value to your business or family, why do them at all?

As the holidays approach, it’s important to think about what tasks need your attention. What are the things that matter most in this season of joy and giving—and which ones can be outsourced so you can focus on those things?

Delegate so you can take back your personal time.

As you know, I’m a huge proponent of outsourcing. But I’ve noticed that many people are intimidated by the idea or have the wrong idea about it. They think they have to hire a full-time employee or some sort of expensive service, but that’s not always true.

I want to share with you some strategies for delegating so that you can take back your personal time and make sure this holiday season is one where everyone gets their fair share of fun and relaxation.

Start small, then outsource more and more as you become comfortable doing it.

  • Start small, then outsource more and more as you become comfortable doing it.
  • Outsourcing is a great way to get help with tasks that are time-consuming but not valuable to your business.
  • You can focus on the things that are most important to you while outsourcing the rest.

Outsourcing will help you regain more control over your life outside of work during the holiday season, particularly if you have a new baby at home or some other major commitment in your personal life.

Outsourcing is a great way to save time. In fact, it will help you focus on what you do best and meet your deadlines. If you have ever had the task of writing an article, but haven’t had any time because of other commitments, outsourcing can be a good option. This way, the content is written by someone else while they get paid for their services.

Another benefit of outsourcing is that it allows you to avoid mistakes that might occur when doing something yourself (such as submitting incorrect information). It’s easy when things get busy at work or home; sometimes I forget which details are important in my personal life versus which are important in my professional one! Outsourcing helps eliminate these kinds of mistakes so everyone wins!


In conclusion, the holidays are a busy time. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the hustle and bustle, but by outsourcing some of your responsibilities you can save yourself from stress and make sure that you take care of yourself and your family during this busy season.


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