The outsourcing economy in Australia has witnessed a tremendous revolution in recent times. Many businesses in Australia are joining the global rush to outsourcing and it would seem this trend is here to stay.
It is no longer business as usual in the business world. Advancement in technology coupled with the proliferation of third-party service providers and professionals in the freelance industry has made outsourcing an attractive tool for many companies. Thanks to outsourcing, it has become relatively easy for business owners to access skills and expertise that were previously unattainable. With just a click of a button, you can connect and outsource jobs to skilled professionals within and outside Australia.
The surge in outsourcing has been helped by the uncertainty and volatility of the Australian economy, as more and more businesses are beginning to come to terms with the new and sustainable solutions offered by the outsourcing market to achieve operational efficiencies while maintaining or increasing quality. The trend can also be attributed to the massive increase in the demand for technical talents and expertise, particularly in service-based niches like IT, human resources, recruitment and finance. Interestingly, this revolution has also expanded to non-tech jobs like jobs like car cleaning, dog walking, book keeping, writing, transcription, etc.
As a virtual industry professional, there’s no time like the present to promote your services.
To most people, outsourcing is simply a cost-cutting business model that can be used to reduce overhead costs. Although this is true, it’s only one of the many reasons why businesses can benefit from outsourcing. Other benefits include:
For businesses, once they understand the potentials of outsourcing, the next question is – where and what do I need to start? The first question to address is
What tasks or services (specifically) do I need to outsource?
Businesses should start the process by considering outsourcing tasks such as various administration tasks, social media posting, website management, accounting, transcription/translation or article writing. They can test the suitability of outsourcing for their business and begin to understand other potential wins of outsourcing by building a relationship with a Virtual Business/Assistant.
Once businesses have assessed their needs it’s far easier to search specifically for a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Business that can fulfill this need. AAVIP has a directory of it’s members which provides information on the services of our member VIP’s (Virtual Industry Professionals).
AAVIP offers an Accreditation to Virtual Businesses. This Quality Business Program is unique as it audits the Virtual Business, not the owner / employee. If a virtual assistant, home based business or virtual business has been accredited by the AAVIP Quality Approved Virtual Business Program, it means that the business meets our Quality Approved Standards. As a business looking to outsource – see what this could men to your business. And here is our Business directory of Quality Accredited Virtual Businesses.
For more information on becoming accredited – read further.
Every business, irrespective of the size or type, can utilize the outsourcing business model to scale. To leverage your opportunity in this market,research your target market’s needs and tie them to your services.
Outsourcing has revolutionized the way businesses are run in the digital age. So don’t miss the wave!