A few years ago, I found myself trapped on a hamster wheel of Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. The work was piling up, and it paid decently – if only I had 36 hours in a day to get it all done. The problem was that I’m only human, so at a certain point each day, I had to call it quits, even though I had never reached the end of the To-Do list.
I started putting in nights and weekends, just to make decent headway, but I began to feel as if I was drowning in reports. It was a constant, never-ending work cycle.
The frustrating part was that I knew there was a significant percentage of each project that could be easily outsourced to someone with minimal training. I didn’t need to be involved from A to Z. If only there was someone else who could fill in the nitty-gritty, and then pass on the project to me for the parts that required my specific training and expertise.
I began to look into the idea. Through a significant amount of trial and error, I figured out a system in which I was able to easily outsource a substantial portion of each of my projects, affordably. In the process, I increased my yearly revenue by tens of thousands of dollars.
Currently, my output is larger than it ever has been, my revenue has skyrocketed, and I’m doing none of the tedious work that used to drain me, and only the skilled work that I enjoy.