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COVID-19 has meant that it is a hugely difficult time for everyone right now. Many people have lost their jobs and are struggling to pay the bills while others are fighting to keep their businesses afloat. One thing that has helped during this pandemic, though, is people coming together and helping each other, and it’s this attitude that could help to save businesses and the economy right now. If you own a business and have had to furlough your staff, or worse, let them go as you can’t afford to pay them, then outsourcing could be the best way to keep your business running right now, and here’s why:

You Can Help People Who Are Out Of Work

First off, if you outsource freelancers now or those who have recently been let go from their job or another struggling small business, then you could be making a real difference to someone else’s life. Outsourcing means that you don’t need to employ someone full time and give them the benefits that go with having a fulltime job. By outsourcing the jobs you need doing, you can get the work done, but you don’t have to commit to employing someone for a certain amount of hours. Right now, there are freelance writers who are just waiting to write your blogs; there are graphic designers who could help your rebrand or come up with new artwork for the new normal. There are bookkeepers who have been let go from their jobs so they have skills and time on their hands and would appreciate even just one day of work a week and there is an SEO agency out there who can help you get more business while you do the same for them.

There Are Experts Who Can Get Your Business Back On Track

The great thing about outsourcing is that whatever part of your business you want someone to take care of, they will be an expert in it. Rather than you trying to do everything in your business and not being able to give each task your full attention, outsourcing will mean that that person or business is only focussed on that one task and they’re an expert at it. Right now, there are lots of experts out of work. There are marketing professionals who could help your business to survive the effects of the pandemic. 

Working Remotely Is Part Of The New Norm

Adapting your business to the new norm now is going to be hugely important going forward. As working remotely looks set to be a huge part of the future, you may as well get used to this practice now and employ or outsource work to people who don’t even need to live in your area. This means that you have access to a greater talent pool as the location doesn’t matter. As long as those who you’re working with have access to the internet, then you can keep in contact as and when you need to. Working flexibly and remotely are now the preferred ways of working by many people, so adapting to this and making the most of the skills of those experts now could be the best thing you ever do for your business.  

Outsourcing could not only save your business, but it could give a real boost to the economy. It is a win-win for everyone.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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