You have strived and worked hard putting your all into your business. You have made it and your company is up and running and growing. Your business is successful, but you are run ragged and working all the hours you can to keep up with everything. If this scenario rings true you might be thinking that you have bitten off more than you can chew and that your work life balance has gone out of the window.

Have you considered outsourcing some of those tasks that are eating away at your time?

Outsourcing is when you pay for a Virtual Assistant, or another company to complete some of your business tasks for you. Often, VAs or companies will charge you less per hour to complete these tasks than ‘your’ hourly rate – think about how much you would charge for an hour of your business time – the chances are that outsourcing some tasks that would then free up your own time, to focus on the parts of your business that only you can do, would benefit both your money and your time.

What tasks can be outsourced?


Do not let them build up so that you cannot see the wood for the trees. Outsource this task and have someone monitor your inbox for you and clear the junk away, leaving you with the important ones that need your response.

Diary Management.

Another frequently popular outsourced task. Outsourcing this will ensure that you are never double booked and that you never miss an important meeting or web call ever again.


If you do a lot of business travel, booking train tickets or flights takes precious time. Remember that booking at the last minute or on the go then it gets expensive. Outsourcing   tasks like this will save you time and money in the long run.

Sending Products

If your business requires products to be sent out to customers or contacts on a regular basis then this can easily be outsourced. Think of the time saved if someone else could package up, label, and send your mail and parcels for you.

Expenses and Invoicing

If filling receipts and doing your expenses fills you with dread then it’s time to hand them over to someone else. Admin that involves chasing unpaid fees or sending out invoices is one of the most popular outsourcing tasks and one the alleviates a lot of stress too.

Report writing

Writing reports can be a tedious task that takes a lot of time and effort, if it is not something you enjoy doing. When you outsource this task you simply record what you want to say, and your report will be transcribed it into a Word or PDF document for you. 


If making presentations or copying a spreadsheet into a document causes you stress and anxiety, then consider outsourcing and letting the professionals create these for you.

Research and blogging

Sometime even creating a simple blog can take time to get the right information and check facts and figures. Outsourcing these tasks and the research that is needed to create your documents is another process that someone else can do for you.

Event organisation

Events such as seminars, team building events and client parties can be great for business but take a a lot of organisation to work well. Outsourcing the running of these events to a third party will ensure that not only your event is a success, but that also you get to enjoy your event too.