Outsourcing – #43 Q&A

In a conversation with a photographer, the subject of outsourcing came up. What are your hangups with outsourcing? Are there things that you could outsource but don’t? How much time can you free up by paying a supplier (like WHCC.com for instance) to do many things for you?

Often artists are control freaks and like to have their hands in everything. But that takes time and more often a really good supplier will be far better than you at certain things. It’s their specialty that they do all day, every day. And unlike having to hire an employee, when you outsource various jobs to suppliers, you only pay when you need things done — and those costs being variable can be added into the price of those particular products or projects specifically.

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