As a student entrepreneur, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Not only are you juggling home life with assignments, exams are creeping up on you and you need to try and cram in as much revision and research as you can while still earning money. You already got yourself off the ground with an incredible business idea, but continuing your business as it starts to gain traction can make you feel like you’ve been falling behind. The last thing you want is to stumble and fall the moment your new business gets popular, so you need to look at what you can do to keep it supported while keeping your overheads low.
Obviously, as a student, you’ll be working from a dorm or a rented apartment rather than from a business premises. You can get some help managing different aspects of your business and short of roping in your friends from various areas of college, you need to do a little research on where the best support for your business could come from. Outsourcing can offer you a support you didn’t imagine, and we’ve got four of the best ways to outsource your business and take the pressure off of you, so you can graduate without issue!
Ideally, you’ll already have an online presence that you can rely on. Content marketing is a way of selling your business without going to someone and offering them what you have. You can generate leads, nurture existing sales and customers and improve your chances of future sales with the words you write. Grabbing some freelancers – or even volunteer interns – to write your content for you could help you go a very long way to getting some of the pressure off of you to make sure you get sales. There’s no need to push yourself into writing hot content if you know someone else could do it better!
Most new businesses stick to using Microsoft products to help them manage their bookkeeping needs. You could hire a professional excel consultancy to help you learn how to use the most used Microsoft product in the best way possible. You don’t have to try and keep up with the numbers, when paying suppliers and staff can get confusing. Keep things easy – outsource it.
Have you got someone working with you or are you going it alone? If you are alone, you’re in the best place to bring in some help. College is full of students who need to gain some experience, and what better way to give back by giving someone experience in administrative duties? Get a friend in and get them to help you out in return for a fab job reference.
When it comes to outsourcing, it’s best to start with your weaknesses. If you are extremely strong as a salesperson, you need to get yourself out there and selling. The rest of it can be managed by the experts in that field – outsource the weaknesses so you can play to your strengths.