When models walk on the runway, they are judged entirely by how they look and strut in their outfits. The attendees don't really know them, but they know the models are good at their jobs because they are chosen to walk on the runway and exude confidence. One gig leads to another, models who walk the stage contracted by big brands.
To outsource or not, that is the question
With the benefits to gain from outsourcing, nobody can blame you for treating it as a business cure-all. After all, what better (or appealing) solution is there than having someone to handle your challenges? However, understanding when to outsource is the first step to gaining a competitive advantage with it.
Here's some guideline to help you decide when you should outsource to a freelancer (i.e. when you want the effortless way of getting results):
Like many of us, you're probably managing several projects at once (some of them could be your scope of work) and still saying 'yes' to your boss or client. (I can really empathise.) It's part and parcel of every job.
Did you know that it takes an average of 29 days to hire someone through referral and an average of 55 days through a career site? Not to mention the time spent on administrative HR work and the long interview process.
What if you need someone to come in faster? Time is money in business, so what is the solution?
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My favourite online dictionary describes an entrepreneur as “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money” or “one who organises, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” Note the common keywords business and risk.