You may notice from the layout of my blog that there is something missing….can you see it yet? That’s right, I have no Header on my site yet!
You see, it’s very hard to do everything yourself and one of the most important lessons I have learned is to know when to delegate tasks to others who are more competent in that area than you are. Unfortunately, I’m not an expert in graphic design and although I am pretty handy with various software I just couldn’t spare anytime today to create a Header for this blog. So what did I do? Well, I outsourced this task to a professional graphics designer for pennies!
There is a fantastic site called fiverr which is a collection of people who offer endless amounts of different services for the pricely sum of $5. You can get just about anything on fiverr, from the extreme to the bizarre. In my case I needed somebody to create me a banner for this site so I popped on over there and had a look around for a few minutes till I found someone I liked.
I selected the “Gig” and paid my 5 Bucks and will receive my professionally designed header in the next few days. You see, the point which I wanted to impress upon you today is that Outsourcing is not some high-class, complicated business arrangement which is beyond the reach of us mere mortals. It’s for Everyone and it’s very affordable and easy to do!
I love fiverr and regularly use their Sellers for various odd jobs which I can’t be bothered to do myself. Time is a finite resource and we only have 24 hours in everyday so it’s important to manage your time efficiently and only spend time on tasks that need your attention. Don’t try to Master everything – pick your most important tasks and outsource things that don’t need your personal attention.
How long would I have wasted if I had persevered and tried to make my own Header for the blog? Knowing me, I would have wasted the best part of a day on this one task alone. And I managed to Outsource it all to a full-time designer for only $5.
I think it was the right decision – do you?
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