If you’re thinking of implementing an inbound strategy, you might be wondering if it’s something you should take on in-house or outsource to an agency.

As an inbound marketer who’s worked in both an in-house position and in agencies, I’m suggesting you leave it to the experts at a marketing agency. Why? The most compelling reason is the resources and knowledge that an agency has collectively. No matter how great you are, or how skilled of a person you can hire, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who can produce better work than an agency as a whole.

Here’s 3 more reasons why you should forgo doing it yourself and hire an agency to take care of your inbound marketing instead.

It’s not as easy as it looks.

It’s one thing to know how to do it, but it’s another to actually know what you’re doing. Execution not only takes time, but there are a lot of nuances to it that you might not notice at first glance. You can read all the how-tos you want, but if you’re a beginner of inbound marketing, it might not be something you can do on your own.

Did you know that landing pages with human faces can increase conversions? Or that the format of your button can affect how many people click it? These are the little things that an agency knows how to do without the need for lots of time spent on trial and error.

Agencies have all the tools.

A good agency has a ton of tools, programs, and people at their disposal – more than it would make sense for you to bring in-house. An agency has SEO programs to help grow your organic traffic, Adobe Creative Suite for design, HubSpot for inbound marketing, and multiple other subscriptions to programs that help handle all of your inbound needs.

Not only do they have the tools, but they know how to use them and how to optimize them for your business situation. Does it really make sense for you to take the time to become an expert in each program?

And they have the knowledge.

All the people that make up an agency have a unique set of skills. Degrees, certifications, research and experience add up to a lot of specific knowledge. An agency might have a writer, an SEO specialist, a strategist and a designer working for you, combining more talent than you could find in one person.

Instead of having to pay the salary for these employees separately, it often makes more sense to pay an agency for their services.

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