The Untold Truth About Outsourcing

The Untold Truth About Outsourcing

Outsourcing your work is not a new concept. People have been outsourcing tasks for ages. It has just become more popular in recent years with the advent of technology that makes it easier than ever to find and manage virtual assistants (VAs). However, there are still misconceptions about outsourcing that cause many people to avoid this option. In this post, we’ll explain what those misconceptions are and why they’re wrong!

Outsourcing has been around for quite a while

Outsourcing has been around for quite a while, and it’s not just for big corporations. In fact, you can outsource pretty much anything! It’s all about strategy. You should always outsource first and then systemize your processes so they run like clockwork. As with any business model, it’s best to start small, with just one task at first if necessary—but then ramp up from there as you gain confidence in the process (and see results).

It is not just for big corporations

You may be thinking that outsourcing is only for big corporations, but the fact of the matter is that you can outsource even if you are a small business or a start-up. 

You can hire a virtual assistant (VA) or use an agency to do your projects for you. 

You can outsource pretty much anything

Outsourcing is the practice of delegating certain tasks to another person. It’s a great way to save time and money, but it can also be an effective way to streamline your business operations. If you’re thinking about outsourcing, here are some things you may want to consider:

  • Marketing
  • Content Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development

It is all about strategy

While many people believe that outsourcing is just about finding cheap labor, the reality is that it’s much more than that. The term “outsourcing” describes a business strategy in which an organization hires personnel from outside its own workforce to perform certain tasks. Outsourcing has been around for decades, but it has grown significantly in popularity in recent years as companies learn how to better manage their budgets and focus on their core competencies.

There are two main types of outsourcing: offshoring (when you hire someone overseas) and nearshoring (when you hire someone nearby). While both can provide value for your company by cutting costs, different factors come into play when deciding which one to choose.

Consider what type of work needs doing: if there are multiple teams within your organization who do similar jobs with different skill sets, then nearshoring might be right for you because it will allow employees at both ends to remain close while still maintaining independence.

However, if your needs don’t vary much between departments or locations then offshoring may be better since it allows more specialization while also taking advantage of lower wages abroad.

You can start small, with just one task

  • You can start small.
  • You can test the waters before diving in headfirst.
  • You can see if it’s worth your time and money to invest in a VA (or VAs).

You can find virtual help anywhere, but don’t always hire cheap

When it comes to finding the right virtual assistant, it’s important to understand that you get what you pay for. When hiring a VA, be careful not to settle for cheap. It’s tempting because they’re usually much more affordable than hiring someone locally or in-house. But if your budget is tight, consider finding a VA with less experience who will work for less money and then train them yourself so that they can become more valuable over time.

It’s also important to remember that there are many places where VAs can work from—your home country may not even be one of them! There are many third-world countries where English speakers are in high demand, so these VAs will often charge higher rates than those who live in North America or Europe but offer better pay as well as other benefits like healthcare insurance coverage through their employers.

This means there’s no shortage when it comes to choosing a VA provider either here or abroad—so don’t just settle on whoever happens to happen upon first!

You need to know what you’re looking for in order to find the right person for your team

Before you begin to look for a virtual assistant, it’s important to know exactly what you want them to do. Similarly, if you are looking for someone with a particular skill set — like web design — then make sure that person has an appropriate work history in this area before hiring them.

This will save time and money because once hired, VAs often have clients from all over the world who are interested in their services, so they need flexibility when it comes to location and hours worked per week/month/year, etc., depending on what kind of job they’ve got going on at that particular moment​

It takes time to train your VA how to do your job exactly how you want it done. Be patient.

When you’re outsourcing, it’s important to be specific about what you want. The more information you can give your VA regarding the tasks they’re working on and how they should be completed, the better. This is especially true if you have a unique workflow or certain standards by which things must be done.

If something isn’t turning out right after several attempts, don’t get upset! Instead, talk to your VA about it and ask for feedback about where things went wrong (and why). It may simply be that there was an error in communication; perhaps he didn’t understand what exactly was required from him. Likewise, if something does turn out well (and probably faster than if it had been done by hand), let him know! Tell him this is exactly how he should do future tasks like this one.

It will encourage him to continue doing good work for you because he’ll know that his efforts are appreciated by his employer

Have a process checklist so that you and your VA are on the same page. The more specific you can get, the better.

The checklist is a great resource for you and your VA. It can be used to make sure that your expectations are in line with what the person doing the work has been told to do, and it also gives both parties a way of communicating about what’s going on.

It’s important to use this tool from the start of any project or task, especially if this is something new for either party. This will help ensure that everyone involved understands exactly what needs to be done, how long it will take them, whether or not they have all of the necessary resources and materials at their disposal—and anything else that may need clarification before starting work on an assignment.

The right VA can save you hundreds of hours each year. Imagine what you could do with that extra time!

As a business owner, you probably have a lot on your plate. You’re constantly juggling tasks and trying to find ways to make more time for the things that matter most. But what if there was a way to get even more out of each day?

The right VA can be an invaluable asset in your business, allowing you to save time and money while staying on track with goals, projects, and priorities. They can also help you focus on the important things that will help grow your company instead of wasting valuable hours doing menial tasks.

What you know now will save you a lot of stress later!

You’re about to learn a lot about how virtual assistants can help your small business.

Here’s what you should know:

Know what you’re looking for in a VA: A virtual assistant is not the same as an employee. There are many things that VAs do well, but there are some tasks they will not be able to do at all (or very well). You need to know exactly what you need from your virtual assistant before hiring one.

Ask yourself: What kinds of tasks do I delegate? How much time and energy are involved with each task? Do I want someone who will be available during regular business hours, or would I prefer someone who works remotely? Can this person handle multiple clients at once, or would it be better if they worked exclusively for me?

The answers to these questions will help guide the way when looking for the right fit for your team.

Know what you can do yourself: Most small businesses don’t have enough time or resources to hire an entire team of full-time employees who can take over all aspects of running their company properly (though it certainly does happen).

When deciding which aspects of running your business need outsourcing help from a VA, look first at those aspects that fall outside what’s normally considered part of any given person’s job description at most companies—things like filing taxes or managing social media accounts.


The truth is that outsourcing can be a huge help to you. You don’t have to do everything yourself, and you don’t need a huge team of people working for you—just one or two VAs who can take care of most of your tasks without needing much oversight from you. This way, you have more time for what’s really important: growing your business and serving your customers well!

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