How To Delegate Social Media (And Other Things)

From social media to almost every other aspect of your business, tasks can be delegated or outsourced as needed to improve productivity. But when you delegate or outsource your operations, be sure that you keep an eye on quality and that you manage the key components of your business effectively. Delegating responsibility for certain tasks does not mean ignoring your business or letting it be run by someone else.


Thoughts on how to delegate. This post is about delegating social media efforts, but it could be about delegation in almost any part of your business. At some point you will most likely need to get others to handle some of your tasks as your business grows. Make sure they can handle those roles. SEO and Social Media Marketing

With a little help from your friends. Introducing your next product or service and really creating excitement around it can be easier when you harness the support of those you love your brand already, your fans. Here’s how to enlist existing happy fans and customers for your next move. CreateHype


The key to small business success. Small business success, like success in so many other things, doesn’t mean avoiding mistakes and doing everything right. Instead, the key is to understand that when things go wrong you must not quit. Maintaining momentum is what’s important. The Frugal Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. Here’s a look at entrepreneurship (including small business ownership) and some of the risks/rewards involved. While there are many positives to living the entrepreneur lifestyle, here are some aspects you will need to cope with too. Matt Report


Small business lessons learned. In commemoration of the recent holiday, we take a look at scary mistakes experienced by other entrepreneurs and what it has taught them about business. Perhaps by learning from others’ bad experiences, you can avoid some of your own. Entrepreneur

How to outsource needed projects. From Website design to research projects, you may need work done for your business that you don’t have time to do yourself. No problem. Here’s a simple video overview of how to outsource where required. ScottFox


Promoting from within. Another way to delegate workload is to ask your current employees to take on different roles and perhaps take up more of the slack, but beware. Asking for more work out of existing employees will cost you more, one way or the other. Bloomberg Businessweek

With a little extra effort. The benefit of outsourcing or delegating some tasks can be seen not only in increased productivity or in moving a certain project forward. It can also help you improve your bottom line by freeing your time for marketing and other activities that can improve profitability. M4B Marketing

Getting Started

Building the virtual team. Creating a virtual team is another way to expand your business while delegating responsibility over a larger group. But creating an effective virtual team takes effort. Here are some things to consider. Startup Professionals Musings

How to get started. No matter what business you operate, it’s important to understand the basics. You can delegate many aspects of your business and outsource much of the work that needs to be done, so long as you take care of what’s important.  Yahoo! Small Business Advisor

Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.