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Are you a DIYer

Mortgage and Lending with London Financial Capital

I was wondering what things you DIY in your business and when you go outside for help.

I know I was too much of a DIY-er when I had my own consultancy business - but then I am a bit of a control freak smile

Do you do all your own admin? Answer all your own emails? Write your own blog? Look up all your own web stats? Cash your own Checks? etc

As a very small business I found it hard to justify outsourcing even small jobs. I did get better in terms of outsourcing some of my work (I had a network of freelancers who I subbed things to) but I still ended up doing all the admin stuff...

I'd be interested to know of everyone's experience as I still have a interest in how small business owners are working. Do you still DIY? if so why? But if not, what was the push that made you outsource? And who does it now?

Comments (2)

David Monsour
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA
ABR - www.realty-insights.com

I do almost everything i can do.  Maybe its a control thing or maybe its because atleast if i did them i know they are done right.  In the instance that something isn't done right its on me, there is no one else to blame. 

There is also that point where your time is worth more than these menial tasks.  Its simple economics - opportunity costs. 

Jul 18, 2008 04:14 AM
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

It is just me but I do outsource my quarterly newsletter and other mailings.

Jul 20, 2008 08:48 AM