There are many benefits to creating and maintaining a virtual workforce. There is also one big drawback. You have no one in your office to help you carry and assemble office furniture.
No matter how small the piece of furniture, accessory, or even wall hanging, you have to follow the directions and allocate the time to do it right, and/or correct the mistakes along the way.
I have to admit I was jealous that the home furniture was delivered whole, assembled, and moved into place by a crew. My office furniture had to be assembled. Granted, the TV stand cost as much as all the desks and additional storage (four pieces). But it took 10 minutes to install and another hour to get the tech working. The office took over 20 hours just to get ready to start getting the technology in place and working.
In your business, are you doing it all yourself to save money, or because that is all you can get delivered? Sometimes, it is worth more to have the done-for-you service. This will give you more time to focus on yourself and your business. Too often we look for a cost-effective solution, but the cheap comes out expensive (especially with time). PLUS… just put one nail or screw in wrong, and that low-cost option shows it's just pressed board, with fake wood laminate.
In this episode, I how you need to weigh the cost of goods and services versus the cost of your time!!