Your plate’s only as big as your ability to use a fork and knife. Not to mention your oral cavity can only open up so wide. There’s a lot for you to swallow as a budding entrepreneur/CEO with the whole world at his or her fingertips, but the worst thing you can do is try to handle all of it at once. Don’t fall into that trap. I know you’re one of the Avengers, but seriously — you’re still human, and you have only so many hours in a day to get your business running like a well-oiled machine.
So as Smart Startup CEOs, You Have One Thing You Can Do: Outsource
Think of sites like Elance, or Fiverr, or Guru, or Freelancer.com, or any of those other places where you can pitch a project and have an independent manage it for you at minimal cost. The bonus is that startup CEOs get some flexibility, minimal need for overhead and supervision, and they can then focus on what you mainly need to target about your business.
How’s that possible? Bear in mind that when startup CEOs outsource, they’re removing all accountability on your end and allowing a true expert to manage those initiatives for you, free and clear without hassle. It’s a great convenience, worth every little penny.
Freelancers do get paid a decent amount of money given they’re independent contractors capable of juggling multiple projects all at the same time. They don’t have the specific requirements expected of them at the W-2 level, and they operate with flexibility, which may be a positive factor in the quality facet of work done. Before you know it, your projects are completed, you didn’t have to shell out insurance costs, you paid a flat fee, and you lost no time in the process.
Can You Say “Win-Win”?
Productivity is crucial when it comes to entrepreneurship and startup CEOs with the bright imaginations. Let them shine by taking away the projects other experts can handle for you. Start outsourcing. Your budding business will thank you.