Not only are you responsible for paying them a salary, but you also need to pay tax and national insurance, and you must provide a pension plan too. Plus ensuring that the new staff member has enough work to warrant employing them, and supervising what they are doing, to be certain it is done right and to your exacting standards, can seem like hard work!
Outsourcing sections of work to freelancers can offer a much simpler solution. Freelancers all have their own preferred areas of expertise and will work to very high standards. As self-employed people they understand your emotional attachment to your business, as they have the same attachment to theirs. They will always do a good job for you, because it reflects well on their business. When you are happy with them you will recommend them to others, so it is a very beneficial arrangement.
You can work with as many freelancers as you need to make your business into a well-oiled machine that can increase productivity and therefore profits. When other professionals take on the tasks that don’t generate income you will find you have more time to focus on growing your business.
Jamie has spent many years working in administrative roles, she has also spent time as a stay at home mum and now loves the flexibility of working from her home office and being available for her family whenever they need her.