As a social media management business we meet with and sign up new clients regularly and they all seem to be at similar stages- ready to take that all important that next step. Once you take note of the signs and growth is on the horizon, it is time to outsource.
So, what are the signs?
1. You can no longer get to the bottom of your daily to-do list
Business owners, start ups and entrepreneurs have never ending to-do lists, so it is fair to say that the chance of becoming overwhelmed is real. With a building list and some tasks being more important than others, an effective way to conquer it is to outsource your weaknesses and continue to build your business with your strengths. There are only so many hours in a day and you can only do so much.
As a business owner, there is a good chance that you are consumed with your day-to-day tasks and you most likely understand that your time is money. This is where outsourcing comes in- effectively gathering the resources you need to grow your business and putting the right team in place so that you can focus on creating, growing and streamlining your organisation.
2. You feel like you are creatively stretched
Performing well on social media takes more than commitment, it takes creativity- and a lot of it. With ever-changing algorithms and more and more businesses competing for the user's attention, your business needs to stand out.
If you are busy with the day to day running of your business, as well as marketing, product development, bookkeeping, invoicing etc., then stretching your creativity and resources across multiple social media platforms is not going to come easily- or effectively.
Having a social media strategy in place takes time to develop, research and implement- do you have the time do work on this? Do you have the time to review, analyse data and make adjustments to ensure that you are getting a return on your investment ?
If adding social media to your ever-growing list of tasks is becoming a headache, it might be time to get a social media manager on board.
3. You can not keep up with the constant changes
As social media experts, we make it our job to be in-the-know and ahead of the game when it comes to the latest developments in social media. We invest in attending workshops and courses so that our clients do not have to- we have the expertise in our industry, because that is our job.
We are sure that in your industry you do the same- whilst it is our business to know what is going on in the world of online marketing and social media, it is your business to offer your customers and clients with the best products and services possible.
Social media changes daily, there are new developments and updates happening constantly. This can be exhausting to follow as a small business owner- keeping up with new platforms and working out what to join and what not to join takes time and brain power.
4. You would rather spend your time on growing your business
If you have big plans for growth and want to expand your services, product line or team, it takes time and commitment. If you happen to be bogged down trying to develop social media plans and online content, can you dedicate enough time to the growth of your business?
Are you managing a small team of employees or freelancers? This takes time too, and putting the right people in place to work on your business is a very important part of growth.
5. You are ready to seek professional help when it comes to how your business is presented online
Branding is more than just a logo- knowing what your business values, how it is going to look, communicate and what message it is going to convey online is the most integral part of branding.
Developing these ideas and then implementing your strategies across social media platforms and other online marketing consistently is the next challenge.
Because of complex algorithms, being seen on Instagram and Facebook is a challenge in itself, because it is crucial to be consistently delivering quality, valuable content to your audience. Without being creative in what you share online, you risk missing out on organic brand exposure.
Are you ready to reach out and chat about your social media management needs?
Are you wondering about the process of hiring a social media manager or agency to help you take your social media to the next level? Drop us a comment below and we will answer them!
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