This is from my post on FutureSimple’s GrowthUniversity.
Now that you’ve learned the art of delegation, let’s talk about the best things to outsource.
Some tasks can be handled internal to your company, while others should be taken care of by a freelancer or firm that specializes in that area of expertise. Take accounting, for example. You may not have 40 hours a week of billing, invoicing and accounts payable, so it can be smarter to retain the services of an accountant or CPA part time. Here’s the lowdown on all outsourceable activities.
Unless you plan to make changes every week to your website, you don’t need to hire a full time web designer. Find a professional with the experience in building sites you need to create the site and maintain it over time.
What to Look for: Sure, you can hire a college student on the cheap, but you don’t want to sacrifice quality for saving money. Whoever you choose, make sure you see his designs first to see if they fit into what you envision for your company. If you’re going for a professional look, you might not hire the designer who focuses on the teen market.
Ask for references from past clients. You want to know his work gets done on time and on budget, without any surprises in the final invoice.
Read the entire post on GrowthUniversity.