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All Hands on Deck: 5 Tasks Women Entrepreneurs Should Outsource to Prevent Burnout

by | Mar 3, 2022 | Features, Career, Productivity

The start-up phase of a business can be a whirlwind. There are so many things to do and so little time to do them. You have to answer phone inquiries, consult with customers, maintain your website, respond to emails and perform other daily tasks. When you’re trying to do everything by yourself, operating a business can be more stressful than working a 9 to 5 job.

After a few months, the excitement of wearing all the hats in your business will wear off. That’s when exhaustion and burnout can set in – if you don’t have the right systems in place such as hiring outside help.

Outsourcing repeatable tasks to qualified professionals can do wonders for your business and personal life. It allows you to focus your energy on what matters most – generating recurring revenue, building business relationships and enjoying work-life balance.

Benefits of outsourcing tasks include:

  • Grow your business faster.
  • Eliminate the need to do everything by yourself.
  • Spend your time on the most important tasks.
  • Generate more revenue.

If you’re doing everything in your business, it’s time to stop. You can’t grow your business when your primary focus is on performing low-priority tasks. After all, CEOs of major corporations aren’t taking out the trash, answering emails or designing websites before they attend executive meetings. Here are 5 tasks women entrepreneurs should outsource to prevent burnout.

1. Video/Audio/Photo Edits and Designs

Images and videos are essential for creating a strong brand identity. Do you really have the amount of time it takes to master Photoshop, Canva, Audacity and other design/editing software? Unless their part of your core business, leave these tasks to the experts.

Tasks to outsource may include:

  • Edit Audio Files
  • Remove Background Noise from Video and Audio
  • Podcast Setup
  • WP Plugin Installation
  • Image Editing

 2. Blog/Article Creation

Business articles can connect with customers and prompt them to take action. Writing an effective article that satisfies the search engines and customers can take hours. Since you’ll have to update your content frequently, it’s a good idea to outsource this task.

Tasks to outsource may include:

  • Write SEO-optimized Content
  • Create a Content Calendar
  • Develop Themes for Content
  • Publish Articles to Your Website and Social Media Sites
  • Update Old Content
  • Respond to Blog Inquiries

3. Administrative Tasks

Unless you’re a personal assistant, your business doesn’t generate income by performing administrative tasks. Outsource low-priority tasks to an efficient Virtual Assistant.

Tasks to outsource may include:

  • Report/Form/Document Creation
  • Lead Generation/Data Mining
  • Client Invoicing
  • Check Voicemail
  • Transcribe Videos
  • Prepare Training Materials

4. Web Development/SEO Specialist

Your business website is the first place that people go to learn about your business. It must be attractive and functional. If you’re not an SEO specialist, you should leave web design and SEO to the experts.

Tasks to outsource may include:

  • Site Analysis
  • Website Building and Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • On-Page Optimization
  • Link Building
  • Off-Page Optimization

5. Meal Preparation and Physical Fitness

Sacrificing your health to build a successful business isn’t a good long-term strategy. With the right tools and help, it’s possible to eat well, remain physically fit and operate a profitable business.

Ways to get help with physical fitness may include:

  • Hire a Personal Trainer
  • Enroll in a Meal Delivery Service
  • Buy Meal Prep Menus
  • Share Cooking Responsibilities With Family Members

<h2>Learn to Outsource: You Don’t Have to Do It All</h2>

George Matthews Adams, an American newspaper columnist, is quoted as saying, “There is no such thing as a self-made man (or woman). We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and our thoughts, as well as our success.”

Since we only have 24 hours in a day, we must use them wisely. Outsourcing low-level tasks is a great way to optimize your efforts, build a sustainable business and maintain the joy of being a woman entrepreneur.

<h2>Register for the Women of Color Entrepreneurs Virtual Conference</h2>

Are you a woman entrepreneur who is looking for tips and strategies to grow your business? Attend the Women of Color Entrepreneurs Virtual Conference on Thursday, June 30, 2022 (9 am – 3 pm).

Topics will include:

  • Copyright and Trademark Considerations
  • Successful Small Business Case Studies
  • Internet and Social Media Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping Strategies
  • Employment Law for Business Owners

Save the date and register here to save your space. We can’t wait to meet you at our conference.

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