Imagine this: You’re sitting at your desk, crushing tasks, but always finding yourself looking for ways to make things run like clockwork. Amidst all the hustle, the thought of outsourcing staff and building remote teams outside your local area has also been on your mind non-stop. It’s like a little voice in your head that just won’t quit.
Deciding to outsource or expand your talent base in an unfamiliar setting can be a challenging decision. You know you can never be 100% ready, but you also know in your heart that you want to make that big step. You just really need that extra push to convince yourself that you’re ready to take that leap.
If you’re facing any of these situations, it’s probably a good idea to consider outsourcing and bring in some outside help. Here are signs that you may be ready to start building your ultimate remote team.
Challenge 1: You’re juggling everything on your plate.
Small to medium businesses often face the challenge of juggling numerous responsibilities, from organising administrative tasks to providing support to their customers. This can lead to inefficiencies such as failing to meet your deadlines. If you find yourself putting off other tasks. or worse, compromising your own personal time, it might be a good idea to take a step back and figure out what’s causing the hold up in your system.
Bringing more people into your team allows you to manage your workload better. Delegate the less urgent tasks to your team members and focus your efforts more on bigger tasks that need to be done.
Challenge 2: You’re struggling to keep up with the demands.
Getting lots of inquiries about your service can be a good sign that your business is doing well but not until to the point that you can’t keep up with them. Do you find yourself overwhelmed by an endless influx of emails or replying late to your customers’ requests? Then you should allocate more time in responding to them if you don’t want to lose their interest.
When you have more hands to help you, then outsourcing can be a game-changer. Having a team in place that can promptly attend to your customers, even during off-hours, then you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your business is being well taken care of. And one of the advantages of having a remote team composed of members in different time zones is that it enables you to be available round-the-clock.
Challenge 3: You’re turning down opportunities.
Opportunities, no matter how big or small, can be crucial in the growth of your business. If you’re turning down projects because your team is stretched too thin, you’re basically leaving money on the table and holding your business back from the opportunities that can open doors to bigger things.
When you outsource talent and build more teams, you’ll get the extra help you need and you can confidently take on projects and seize opportunities without worrying about overwhelming your team or sacrificing the quality of your work.
Challenge 4: You can’t find the right people for a specific job role.
Let’s say you need a digital marketing professional who is excellent in Performance Marketing. It can be a struggle to find the right person in your local area. But by outsourcing and working with a remote expert from another part of the world, you might just find someone with the exact skills and experience you need.
Tapping into a global talent pool broadens your options and increases your chances to find people that specialise in a specific area. It also allows you to gain access to a diverse range of skills, perspectives, and experiences that can lead to amazing ideas and innovations.
Building your remote teams can be a game-changer. It can provide you with the added capacity to meet the demands of your customers without burning yourself out. When you delegate tasks to your remote team, it frees up your time and energy to focus on other important tasks such as brainstorming new ideas or mapping out your business strategy. With additional help from your team, it allows you to work smarter. Moreover, having a remote team can help you make the most of your resources and boost your productivity and profits. For example, having an office space is one less thing to worry about!
Ready to build your own remote team? Send an email to Filta’s Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Nerissa Chaux, at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s create your ultimate remote team together!