5 signs you need to start outsourcing tasks

When you begin a small business, you are generally the only one in charge of everything. From CEO to cleaning crew, you have many hats to wear. The quantity of work required increases as your business expands as a result of your investment.
A small business pays a lot of attention to the bottom line because it is so concerned about surviving.  Although it makes a lot of sense, this also results in extreme overwork.
There will undoubtedly come a point when you must consider about losing some control and hiring others to handle some tasks. Here are five indicators that you should begin outsourcing work:

You’re overwhelmed and stressed

This one’s a dead giveaway. If you find that there isn’t enough time in the day, you’re losing sleep, free time is a thing of the past, and you’re not your usual self — you’ve reached burnout. This is not a sustainable place to be, and you would be wise to start offloading some activities ASAP.


You’re spending time doing things you hate

Nobody goes into business hoping to spend their days completing tasks they despise. It starts with a dream, or an idea for how to make things better. Or even an idea for how to make more money. Whatever the reasons you had for starting your business, they likely did not include doing chores that are tedious or that you don’t enjoy.

When you decide to outsource, start with functions that are eating up your time in an unenjoyable way. Once you let these go, you’ll find your purpose renewed because you can focus on what you loved about your business to begin with.

Quality of work has gone down

When you’re working hard and trying to manage all aspects of your business, it can be easy to miss this sign that you’re not juggling it all as well as you thought. Many times, the first signs come from a client complaint–often along the lines of delivering a lower-quality product or missing something in your services.

When the quality of your work declines, it’s definitely time to hire some help. If you’re not satisfying your customers, your business will begin to suffer – and then you won’t need the extra help after all, because there won’t be a business to run.

No time to grow

If you want your business to grow, you need time to plan for it. If you’re just getting by and not able to plan your next steps, you need to outsource some tasks. When you find that you’re barely holding it together to get everything done and there’s not time for anything else, get help. No business gets to the next level by completing the bare minimum.

No personal time

When your professional life begins to dominate your personal life, it’s time to seek assistance.  Working so hard that you have no time for family, friends, or fun activities is not sustainable.

You might be saving a bit of money, but you will also exacerbate your stress and miss out on the enjoyable parts of life. Did you get into business so you could work 16 hours a day seven days a week? Probably not, but you may find yourself doing that for weeks and even months at a time.

If that’s the case, you’re going to burn out. It’s time to get some help.

Final thoughts

It’s a difficult mindset for an entrepreneur who has spent their entire career attempting to save and make as much money as possible.  However, the necessity to outsource your tasks is a sign of success.  When you take the risk and engage someone to help you, you will be pleasantly amazed at how many benefits you will gain.  By outsourcing the things you don’t enjoy, it gives you the time to work on the areas you do enjoy whether it be growing your business or spending time with your family and friends.  It has been a game changer for me.
If this resonates with you, give me a call so I can help you free up some of your time while also getting your books back in order.