In the past several entries, I’ve talked about the benefits of outsourcing. But my perspective is useful, but incomplete. I wanted to bring in some of your fellow voice talent to talk about where outsourcing has already taken them. Check out the people below and the benefits that outsourcing has already brought to their careers.
“Outsourcing is a staple of my business. I can’t do everything – and I certainly can’t do everything *well*. So if I can hire people who do specific jobs better than I can, and free myself up to do more of what I’m really *good* at – why wouldn’t I? It doesn’t cost nearly as much as you think. And really – what is your time worth? What is it worth to not have to edit a four hour audio project so that you can move on to the next project more quickly? If you’re not a graphic designer or web designer – or perhaps not *great* at such things, hiring someone to use their brilliance on your behalf – isn’t just time saving. It’s *money making*. And kind of like the idea that you shouldn’t do your own demos, at a certain point, you’re *too close to what you’re editing/creating*. That second pair (or more) of eyeballs can be really helpful to catch errors you missed, or provide a different way of thinking that can help you realize your vision even more spectacularly. I outsource regularly and am not afraid to admit that my expertise lies elsewhere. It makes me more productive. And it make me look really good to my clients (and potential clients!) too.”
“It’s all about the cost of lost opportunities. I am a narrator, my talent lies in translating and author’s thoughts into the spoken word. On the other hand, I suck at editing/mastering. Every minute I spend on something I don’t do well is a minute I can’t spend on something where I shine. One hour of editing equals at least one audition. When I outsource, I can do more more of what will get me closer to my goal.”
“When you’re first starting out, or even if you’re a seasoned pro who has gotten out of the habit…curating new leads is CRITICAL to continue to grow and be successful as a business.