Category: work

How To Delegate Tasks In The 21st Century

I own a small web hosting business. It is a business that I run to bring in a bit of money in addition to my main job. I am the CEO, programmer, web designer and tea boy. As I have a regular 9-5 job as well, I have to run the small business during the evenings and weekends. The cliche “so much to do, so little time” certainly applies in my case, as other small business owners in the same situation will attest to.

In larger organisations, it is easy for work to be spread among several employees, so that no one employee is overwhelmed with work. You can’t do this in small one man bands. However, the Internet has become popular over the past few years, and there are now a number of sites that allow people to outsource tasks to people overseas. Need a logo created, a press release written, or some advice on which cell phone to buy? Sites such as fiverr.com allow you to pay someone else to do the work.

Not only do the sites allow you to find someone (usually more talented than yourself) to do the work at an affordable price, but time zone differences allow your business to operate 24/7. You can recruit someone in another part of the world to do some work for you at 5pm, and have the work in your inbox by the time you start work the following morning.

I outsource a lot of SEO work. SEO can be a rather tedious yet necessary task when creating a web site. There are sites that specialise in outsourcing SEO work. Needless to say, I have spent quite a bit of money with them!