Firstly, let’s be clear on what exactly outsourcing is; it’s when you take an activity/need of your business and hire a white label company to do the work for you.
Outsourcing is one of the best tools for scaling your marketing agency and here I’m going to tell you why. Ultimately, it allows you to expand your capacity without having to invest in new staff, new equipment, bigger premises or development costs, therefore reducing your overheads as you expand your company. That’s a win win for any marketing agency.
The biggest barrier to taking this step and putting your faith in others is usually fear. It can be a scary thing to hand control over to others outside of your team, especially when you don’t know them or have never met them. But if you start small; outsourcing a small task to begin with, you will gradually get the confidence to start outsourcing the bigger, important stuff too. Once you make that leap you won’t regret it.
Here are 5 ways that outsourcing can help you scale your marketing agency:
1. Outsourcing saves you time, and money:
As your business expands how do you find the time to meet all the demands of your day-to-day business? Outsourcing brings with it the benefit of saving you both time and money. By outsourcing some of your tasks to a white label marketing agency you can free up your time to do other things which you wouldn’t have the time for if you’re bogged down in the day to day running of your business. It also gives you the flexibility to choose what you want to focus on rather than being overwhelmed by all the things you need to get done.
Outsourcing is also a cheaper option than recruiting new staff, it’s quicker and more efficient than having to train in new staff, and it means that you only have to pay someone for the work they are actually doing – you’re not having to pay someone to sit around waiting for work. This gives you the benefit of everyone working to their full capacity. That’s a bonus for any employer.
Outsourcing also gives you the flexibility of adding to your team as and when the workload demands it; you can bring on more freelancers at busy times rather than have the same staff overheads during the quieter times. Many organisations choose to outsource the time-consuming tasks to white label agencies to save both time and money.
2. Outsourcing increases profitability/scale:
The most important task of any marketing agency is growing your business. Outsourcing gives you the time to actually do this. By outsourcing tasks such as social media, content writing, graphic design etc you can instead seek out new opportunities, form new partnerships and land more business. By focusing on the bigger picture you can scale your marketing agency a lot quicker.
Outsourcing allows you to pick and choose people that are the best in their area. You might not know much about diagnostics but you can easily outsource to someone who does. By outsourcing to leading experts you will soon build a reputation for high-quality work and become the go-to marketing agency for your field.
3. Outsourcing lets you focus on what you enjoy doing:
It’s easy to get caught up in the business and forget to make time for yourself. But to perform at your best you need to take time out every now and again. Outsourcing gives you that bit of breathing room to know the day-to-day is being looked after and the opportunity for you to focus on the areas you enjoy the most. The happier you are, the better you’ll perform and the better your marketing agency will be.
Outsourcing can also help you avoid burnout! We all know there aren’t enough hours in the day and if it comes down to deciding whether to take time off for the holiday you really need or finishing a particular project on time, you’re more likely going to put work before pleasure. And if your staff all take leave at the same time of the year you can utilise outsourced staff to make up the numbers and meet your deadlines. By focusing on your skills and outsourcing work that you don’t specialise in you will save time and stress.
4. Outsourcing lets you add talent to your team without salary/hiring woes:
Let others do what you are no good at and add talent to your team without salary or hiring woes. If there’s a task you know little about it could take you twice as long to complete it as someone in the know. Why not put that time to better use focusing on something that you’re good at and outsource the dreaded task!
If you excel at logistics and are always pushing graphic design to the bottom of the list, why not outsource that task and get it done by an expert – this will free you up to do the things you love and that you’re best at. This will have a better impact on your marketing agency.
Time consuming, or specialized tasks, are a great thing to outsource. You can hire teams or individuals that are the experts in their field. These experts are constantly keeping up to date with the latest trends so you get the benefit of always having the latest information. And more importantly; you don’t have the overheads that go with hired staff.
5. Outsourcing is global:
The rate of technological advancement means we can now collaborate and communicate with people from all over the world. Outsourcing allows you to work with anyone and in any country you like. You can technically run your marketing agency 24/7 by outsourcing work to different time-zones.
If you are a non-English speaking marketing agency and need to produce English Language content you can outsource to a first language English-speaking marketing agency.
At the end of the day your a marketing agency with a seemingly never-ending list of tasks and you want to work more on your agency, not in it. Outsourcing to a white label agency will give you the freedom to achieve more in a shorter space of time, cost you less time and money (and less overheads), and give you the benefit of hiring experts which will boost the reputation and the talent of your marketing agency. If in doubt, start small – outsource a small task and assess the results. I guarantee, you won’t regret it.