This article is the third in this series. If you haven’t read the others, there are links to them at the bottom.
Now I’ll follow on in the same theme of maximising your time each day to achieve more of your goals. In the previous article, I wrote about using the services of a Professional Wordsmith to write content for your website and help with the marketing of your business. By doing so, you’ll gain a few hours each week to focus on: other important aspects of your business; spend time with your family; or socialise with friends more regularly; all to improve your work/life balance.
You’ll have extra time to achieve more of your business goals. Hiring a freelancer is a wise move because you won’t need to pay sick leave, holiday leave and whatever other monies are required, depending on where you live.
There are many categories of written work a Professional Wordsmith can take care of for you including (but not limited to): business profiles for social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram; writing eBooks and/or physical books to sell (as part of your business or as separate income streams); press releases; promotional literature; adverts; instruction material/how-to guides; internal & external emails; reports; newsletters; job descriptions; contracts; NDAs; employee manuals (assuming you have employees); positions vacant ads; meeting agendas and minutes; and the list goes on and on.
All of these jobs require two ingredients: experience and time. You might already know how to do many of them or, if you have the time, you can learn how to do them.
However, as a business owner, or a company leader/manager, you will have lots of demands on your time and you only get 24 hours in a day. Therefore, you need to prioritise those demands and do the tasks you know you can’t delegate.
To maximise your productivity, it’s wise to outsource the main written tasks to a Professional Wordsmith with the relevant experience and the time required to complete them according to your schedule. Once you do this, you’ll have hours of extra time each week to concentrate on other areas of your business.
The reason I understand the concepts in this article is because I AM a Professional Wordsmith. I can certainly help you with many of the tasks I have mentioned. However, I would first have a frank discussion with you about the exact nature of the work you want me to do. I would certainly establish the tasks I can/can’t do for you so you know where you stand before you make any decisions. I’m a firm believer in open and honest communications.
How you spend your 24 hours of time each day is your choice in the end. Whether you decide to work hard or work smart will make a big difference to your long-term success.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the possibility of hiring me to reduce your stress by easing your workload, send me an email via my contact page.
Here are the links to Parts 1 and 2 of this series.
Part 1 – tinyurl.com/mzem9ve3
Part 2 – tinyurl.com/29nn2wu3