When you start your side hustle, the dream is for it to grow so you can do it full time. As #BossGirls, we often try to do everything ourselves and not outsource. We think we can handle everything and our “Supergirl” side tells us that we can do everything ourselves. We’re often hard on ourselves and because we think that we don’t need the help, our business suffers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Admitting that we need help is not a sign to defeat. Quite the contrary actually. Admitting that we need help is a sign that our business is growing. It’s a sign of success. It means that our business is finally taking off that it can no longer be a one-woman show.
It’s time for us to start outsourcing and getting help so we can further concentrate on the growth of our business. But how do you know it’s time to grow? Well, here are some signs that are sure to tell you if it’s time for you to grow your business or not.
It’s taking up all of your time
When you feel that you’re business is taking up all of your free time, then it’s definitely a sign for you to grow. If you feel that there are not enough hours in a day for you to do everything that you need to do, it’s time for you to get some help.
You’re struggling to meet deadlines
No matter what your business is about, if you are getting more contracts then you can handle, start outsourcing. It doesn’t matter what you do, if you’re unable to produce and meet deadlines because you have too much on your plate, then outsource! Start increasing your price and hire someone that you will pay less to balance it out. Everyone is doing it. It’s how successful businesses are made.
You have steady profits
If you already have a few long term contracts and are making good profit, then you should consider growing your business. You already have your regulars so you can start giving outsourcing and focus on bringing in new business. It will help you grow your business more efficiently.
Your line of business is growing
You might be in an industry that has recently seen a huge increase in job opportunities. Therefore, you need to be more active and take charge. But you can’t do it all on your own. You need another set of hands. By growing your business and hiring help, you’re contributing towards the growth of your business.