However, I recently started to notice that I was working 12 hour days, nearly every single day, and that I was getting snappy whenever someone asked me something because I was SO FOCUSED on working.
Even when I wasn't working, I was still tired and thinking about work. People aren't kidding when they say that the self-employed really never get a day off. Even though I absolutely love what I do, thinking about your business/job 24/7 just cannot be healthy.
A break every now and then is needed.
Lately though, I feel like I have had more time than ever. I have been eating very healthy, working out more, and I have had actual days off.
And it's all because of outsourcing!
Over the past few months, I have been outsourcing more and more in my life. While I am all about being frugal and cutting your expenses, I am also all about outsourcing tasks so that you can have more time for other areas in your life.
If you can afford (that's the key here) to outsource tasks and it makes your life and/or business better and more successful, then why not?
Some of the things I outsource include writing on the other websites I own/run, technical blog management (thanks Grayson!) on many of my websites, virtual assistant tasks, lawn mowing, and more.
As you can tell, I outsource a decent amount in my life. My life has greatly improved ever since learning to let go and outsource more.
Below are some of the many positives of outsourcing work such as business and household tasks.
1. Outsourcing work is great because you can add more time to your life.
Who doesn't need more time?
Outsourcing work and household tasks means that you can possibly add hours back to your week or even to your day.
The time you save can be used for better things in life, such as spending more time with your family, doing the things that you enjoy, improving your business, and more.
2. Outsourcing allows you to focus on the bigger picture.
One of the great things about outsourcing work and household tasks is that it has allowed me to have more time to focus on what's important for my business.
My business and my blog have been growing rapidly over the past few months, and I think a lot of it has to do with outsourcing tasks that don't need me personally so that I can focus on the bigger picture.
I can focus on creating a better plan for my business, putting more time towards this plan, and so on with all of this extra time I have found.
3. Outsourcing means you don't have to do the things you hate.
Is there anything out there that you absolutely hate and despise doing?
Outsourcing work and household tasks may mean that you can stop doing the things you hate. This then frees up more time for the things you love.
4. Outsourcing work is great when you are not an expert at a task.
One thing I have seen far too many people do is attempting a task when they have no clue what they are doing. This can include being your own lawyer, being your own accountant, and so on. In some instances this can work out perfectly fine, but in others there should be expert help available.
We outsource household tasks if it would take us forever to do (and we know that someone else can complete the task in a lesser amount of time) or if we know that there is a possibility for a big and costly mistake.
5. Outsourcing is great when you can earn more money.
Time is money!
Before you decide to outsource your life, it is usually a good idea to calculate how much the task would cost you if you were to do it yourself.
For example, if you earn $30 an hour doing whatever you do but you can outsource a task for $15 an hour, then it may be a good idea to look into outsourcing the task so that you can earn money instead.
Also, in order for many businesses to grow, at least some outsourcing/hiring is needed. In order for you to grow your business and to grow your income, you will need to have people working for you.
If you can make more of your time available by outsourcing work and household tasks, this can mean more time to make more money at your day job, more time to grow your business, and more.
Do you outsource your life such as with work related or household tasks? Or would you rather save that money instead?
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