Mindset Needed to OutsourceFeb 04, 2021
When you get to a certain point in your business journey, you will want to consider outsourcing both your work and your clients’ work. However, to start outsourcing & scaling your service-based business, you’re going to need to adopt the right mindset to get started.
Keep reading for my top mindset tips to begin outsourcing today.
You Can’t Do It Alone
First and foremost, you need to understand you won’t get to 6+ figures with your business or agency by working alone. There are only so many hours in each day, and you can’t do everything by yourself.
You want to be focused on getting your time back and not working harder. By outsourcing to full or part-time team members, you’ll be able to claim some of your time back.
On average, the clients that I work with inside of Six-Figure Service, get 20+ hours back EACH WEEK when they start bringing on team members.
Focus on your Zone of Genius
There are only twenty-four hours in each day, so you need to be strategic with the time you are working and only focus on the task at hand. If you don’t enjoy uploading social media posts, or they take up an unnecessary amount of time that could be used elsewhere, outsource this to someone who enjoys this work.
As you step into the CEO role, you won’t have time to work on all those smaller tasks, as you need to focus on scaling & higher-level tasks that will allow you to stay in growth mode.
Plus, by having team members to support you, your clients will have a better experience because they’re getting access to multiple experts within one agency.
Understand the Logistics of Outsourcing
Before you begin to outsource your work, you need to understand the logistics of this and how it will work for your agency or business. This includes budgeting for your new team members and learning to delegate effectively.
A lot of people don’t know how to delegate work, leaving team members confused and unsure where to start. You’ll need to learn how to manage team members, which may take a little getting used to at the beginning!
Don’t worry though, I break down exactly how to do this inside of Six-Figure Service and help you as you decide what makes the most sense to delegate to your team.
Outsourcing to Help Your Business Expand
At a certain point in your business journey, you’ll have no choice but to expand if you want to increase your income. You’ll get to a point where you physically cannot take on any more clients, as you simply don’t have the hours in the day to complete the work. This is why outsourcing is critical, so you don’t have to turn away potential clients.
Pivoting into the agency model with team members who can complete the work for you will help you expand while reducing your workload in the long run.
The whole point is to allow you to work less, right? So by bringing in team members that can do the day-to-day tasks for you, you’re able to stay focused on scaling!
Manage your Team and Client Relationships
You’ll need to set clear expectations about how you want to manage communication and the relationship between your team members and clients.
A lot of people are afraid to introduce their team members to their clients, primarily for trust or control reasons so if you’re feeling that way, it’s completely normal, however, when both your team members and clients feel really comfortable, they can work together cohesively and you can be removed from being the middle man!
Want to Learn Even More?
We know that outsourcing is essential for scaling your business to six+ figures, and while it can be daunting at first, it’s an important & necessary step as you expand your business into an agency model.
If you’re at the the point where you’re ready to outsource and scale with an agency and/or team, but have no idea where to start, I have a free training that breaks down everything you need to know.
When you apply for my program, Six-Figure Service and you’re accepted to join us, I’ll send you a complimentary, exclusive training that shows you how to scale to 6+ figures in 12 months with my 5-part, S.C.A.L.E. Method framework.
There’s no fee to apply - so you have nothing to lose and ALL the knowledge to gain!
ABOUT STEPH BLAKE
After more than 10 years in corporate marketing, Steph decided that she was ready to go full force in her virtual assistant biz to help other entrepreneurs automate & organize the backend.
The end result? $10K+ months, completely booked out & ready to teach other women to do the same thing!
What began as a tiny dream to eventually help other moms stay home with their kids, turned into an obsession that she's fully invested in as a business coach.
Today, she helps service providers scale their service-based business to 6+ figures while working less than 20 hours/week!
Steph also has an insane obsession with Chipotle & Amazon Prime. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband, little boy and pup!