By Nicola Reid.
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Your website is another critical element of your business, and it should look and work like a top-notch website. Yes, there are plenty of free platforms like Zyro and Wix that allow you to build a decent site. However, these platforms are limited, and if you use them, your website will probably look like many others on the web. Instead, outsource to a web design/development professional for a site tailored for the needs of your customers/clients. The right professional will also be able to keep your website up-to-date as needed.
These days, no matter what kind of small business you run, you can only go so far without adequate IT support and a digital strategy in place. Many tech-related tasks must be done on a daily basis in order for a business to thrive, and as an owner, you have plenty of other things to worry about (like running the business).
You may not have the budget for an in-house IT professional. This is where outsourcing comes in. While some tech tasks can be easily done by you and/or your employees, some of them should be outsourced so that your business can grow like it’s supposed to.
Working with Freelancers
You can outsource your projects to a reputable firm, but this often can get pricey. Alternatively, you can look for qualified freelance specialists online. Online job boards like Guru, Fiverr, and Upwork are a great way to find in-demand experts in a snap. Simply review a professional’s work experience, rate, and availability and connect with them through the site. Some sites even offer freelancer reviews and ratings which can help inform your hiring decisions.
If you’re hiring freelancers within the country, you can easily pay them through online bank transfers or a payment platform. However, paying freelancers abroad through these methods may come with steep fees. Luckily, there are ways around exorbitant fees if you use a money transfer service built with global transfers in mind. For example, if you need to pay a freelancer in India, you can use a service like Remitly which offers no-fee transfers if you’re sending them over $1,000 at a time.
Nothing is more important for your business than protecting your data. Since cybersecurity is so critical and complex, this is one task that should be outsourced. In short, you can never have too much security in place, because companies of all sizes and notoriety are at risk of being attacked and having their information stolen, deleted, and/or misused. Hire experts to handle your company’s data security so that your business and your customers/clients are protected.
If you’re hit with an email scam or another kind of cyber attack, accidentally delete files, experience a hard drive crash, or lose data in any other way, it’s essential that you recover your data as soon as possible. This will require additional tech support from professionals. By hiring a data recovery service, you can have qualified engineers restore your company data in days, which can help you prevent catastrophic consequences.
Website Design and Updates
Marketing looks a lot different than it used to. These days, social media and email are a big part of it. In order to expand your audience reach and keep your current subscribers and followers engaged, you need to consistently utilize email marketing, as well as update and post on your social media pages. Working with media management professionals will help you achieve this as you focus on running different aspects of your business.
As a small business owner, you may be able to handle most of the tasks required for your operation. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for the growth of your business. Consider outsourcing tech tasks such as data security, data recovery, website design, digital marketing, and taxes. By saving you time and stress, these investments will likely pay for themselves in the long run, and your business will be in a better position to thrive in the 21st century.
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