47 Things You Can Outsource in Your Business

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Heather Crabtree

Heather is the Founder of The Savvy Community. She helps female creative entrepreneurs all over the world create and grow a savvy business that combines their smarts and heart. She is a business mentor who believes your business should fit in your life and you should not be forced to fit your life in your business.

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Running a business is straight-up hard. When you’re not doing client work you’re answering a never-ending inbox, dreaming of new marketing tactics and—when you can—enjoying your personal life! After all, business owners need weekends off too every once and a while, right?

According to research done by KeyOrganization.com happiness relates to higher productivity, higher sales + creativity boosts 3x’s higher than normal when happiness increases! That’s huge. Now imagine the extra happiness—and time—you’d have on your plate if you didn’t have the large workload you have now. Stars in your eyes yet? Good.

This is where outsourcing tasks come in—when you hand over tasks that could be done by others, you create room for extra income, opportunities and happiness in your business and life.

Wondering what tasks you can outsource to make your life easier? Here are just a few ideas…

  1. Email Response
  2. SEO
  3. Graphic Design Work
  4. Blog Writing
  5. Appointment Setting
  6. Data Entry
  7. Research
  8. Transcription
  9. Photography
  10. Social Media
  11. Comment Responses
  12. Video Editing
  13. Article Editing
  14. Community Moderation
  15. Client/Customer Follow-Up Emails/Phone Calls
  16. Taxes
  17. Bookkeeping
  18. Analytic Tracker
  19. Customer Support Responses
  20. Online Image Creation
  21. Photo Editing
  22. Employee Training
  23. Online Marketing Efforts
  24. Offline Marketing Efforts
  25. Reputation Management
  26. Copy Writing
  27. Order Fulfillment
  28. eBook Designing
  29. Newsletter Management
  30. eBook Writer
  31. Webinar Assistant
  32. Contract Writing
  33. Legal Services
  34. Audio Editing
  35. Video Production Assisting
  36. Branding
  37. Public Relations
  38. Lead Generation
  39. Affiliate Work
  40. Ecommerce Set-Up
  41. App Development
  42. Desktop Management
  43. Video Uploading
  44. Podcast Uploading
  45. Event Planning
  46. Styling
  47. Payroll Management

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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9 Comments

  1. Nicole Marshall on 06/10/2015 at 11:36 am

    Great list. I am always encouraging my clients to outsource and find it hard to do it myself. Does it count if I outsource to my partner within my business? I definitely want to outsource my copy writing. I read other websites and am immediately blown away. I need to find one of those talented individuals ASAP.

    Thanks so much for this article. It is a great reminder!

    • Heather Crabtree on 06/10/2015 at 11:37 pm

      Absolutely Nicole! Thanks for stopping by and reading. I love that you said you outsource to your business partner. I had a business partner and I outsourced all of our finances and bookkeeping to her.

  2. Janet on 07/15/2015 at 11:56 am

    Love this list! It’s my dream to be able to afford outsourcing more things. I finally saved up to outsource re-branding and re-designing my ebook offering next month. I’d love to eventually be able to outsource my blog’s content creation, or at least hiring someone to polish my posts and design graphics for each article! Thanks Heather!

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  4. Felicia Renee on 06/02/2016 at 2:01 pm

    I do not outsource, but your post just reminded me how much I need to outsource tasks! It would make my life so much easier if I would outsource my email and social media scheduling. This is a great full list of others things I could outsource that I had not thought of initially.

  5. Carrie on 07/10/2016 at 9:59 pm

    Alternatively if your business isn’t at the point of outsourcing to service providers, a lot of these items could be automated to make things more streamlined.

  6. Roben-Marie on 09/02/2016 at 8:17 am

    I do not outsource yet but I am working on it. I can and want to but am just not sure where to find the right person and feeling like I will waste so much time training a person only to find they don’t work out and then have to start over. Thanks for the article!

  7. Kaytee on 10/09/2017 at 10:23 am

    Where can I find some to write my blogs?

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