101 things you can outsource

Dec 14, 2017

Want to reduce your admin burden by outsourcing some tasks in your business, but just not sure where to start?

Here is our comprehensive list of 101 things you can outsource to make your life just a little bit easier. Be warned: this list will have you writing a ‘wish list’ – to help you narrow down where to start, we have developed our handy ‘how to decide what tasks to delegate‘ guide.

There are some pretty amazing service providers out there for you to outsource and delegate your tasks to, so this list includes a wide-range of tasks, not just tasks provided by Admin Army.

Let’s begin!

Outsource your financial tasks

Those tasks that get stacked up throughout every week, but are a really quite important. Accounting and finance knowledge doesn’t come first hand for many, so if that’s the case for you, outsourcing it to professionals can be the best option.

  1. GST returns
  2. Accounts payable
  3. Accounts receivable – raising quotes and invoices, managing debtors
  4. Payroll
  5. PAYE and Monthly Employer Deduction Schedule returns
  6. Budget preparation
  7. Management reports
  8. Liaison with the IRD and/or your accountant
  9. Accounting software set up
  10. Bookkeeping – accounts processing using computerised accounts package
  11. Bank reconciliations
  12. Companies office returns
  13. Online payments
  14. Fringe Benefit Tax calculations
  15. Debt collection
  16. Annual Accounts to Trial Balance
  17. Accounting – tax preparation

Outsource your social media & marketing

  1. Managing your social media pages
  2. Creating branded images to be posted on Facebook
  3. Scheduling Facebook posts
  4. Follower engagement – answering comments and messages
  5. Advertising to raise brand awareness
  6. Creating Facebook pages
  7. Promoting Facebook pages
  8. Creating a LinkedIn account
  9. Setting up a Twitter account
  10. Scheduling tweets and #hashtag research
  11. Creating images for Pinterest
  12. Setting up a YouTube account
  13. Uploading videos to YouTube
  14. Planning and creating content ideas for all social media accounts
  15. Moderating YouTube comments
  16. Uploading videos to other social media platforms – did you know that it’s estimated by 2019 video will account for 80% of the world’s web traffic?
  17. Creating animated videos
  18. Google Adwords management
  19. Facebook advertising and retargeting management

Outsource your general admin

  1. Answering emails – managing spam, filtering what’s important
  2. Appointment scheduling and calendar management- you can even outsource this to artificial intelligence like Amy
  3. Answering phone calls
  4. Typing up notes
  5. Transcription
  6. Event planning – perfect for team or corporate events, as well as markets and expos
  7. Data entry
  8. Gatekeeping – having someone to deal with the people you don’t want to
  9. Mailouts
  10. Staff rostering
  11. Contacting your clients with appointment reminders – phone calls, emails or texts
  12. Customer service – responding to email or website enquiries
  13. Ordering supplies
  14. Form creation
  15. File management – take control of your Google Drive or Dropbox accounts!
  16. Database management

Virtual assistants are perfect when you are just wanting to outsource a few tasks without having the expense of hiring someone in-house.

Outsource your content research and writing

  1. Writing blog posts
  2. Publishing blog posts
  3. Blog topic research
  4. Keyword research
  5. Sourcing images for blogs
  6. Client research
  7. Minute taking
  8. Data mining and online research
  9. Data entry
  10. Writing, editing and publishing reports
  11. Creating presentations – we love PowerPoint!
  12. Creating document templates
  13. Developing and managing spreadsheets
  14. Creating editable PDFs
  15. Proofreading
  16. Press Release writing
  17. Newsletter writing
  18. MailChimp template creation
  19. eNewsletter sign up form development
  20. Monthly newsletter management – you provide the content, we pull it all together
  21. Market research
  22. Researching target market’s interests
  23. Reviewing social profiles and feeds of target customers
  24. Researching demographic information
  25. Creating surveys and polls
  26. On-page SEO management

Are you feeling inspired yet about what you can outsource? Do you already feel the stress lifting off your shoulders knowing that there are professionals out there that are ready to help you? It’s just about taking that first step and asking us! But first, some more…

More, more, and more outsourcing

  1. Developing training manuals
  2. Health and safety management
  3. Virtual training
  4. Creating audio guides
  5. Brand creation
  6. Logo design
  7. Graphic design
  8. Social event planning – always fun!
  9. Team building
  10. Recruitment
  11. Human Resource Management
  12. Project management
  13. Business coaching
  14. eBook design and formatting
  15. Website design
  16. Off-page SEO management
  17. Technical document writing
  18. Compliance management – ever so important when the auditors come knocking

Outsource some other tasks that are good for the soul

  1. Cleaning
  2. Grocery shopping – go Countdown online shopping
  3. Lawnmowing
  4. Dog walking
  5. Gardening

It doesn’t just have to be business related tasks you outsource. Not having to worry about these will free you up to focus on your business and spend time on things you actually enjoy.

So now you know, there are at least 101 things you can outsource and there’s no excuse to struggle with those feelings of overwhelm.  There are solutions out there for everyone.

Keen to discuss how you can outsource your business admin to Admin Army? Get in touch with us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.





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