I’ve been a few Instagram brands and have been approached my companies. I’m great at selling my skills but given the amount of leads I only want to manage the work. My concern is while outsourcing overseas is a regular practice to expand outstretched resources for an agency, how do I know these agencies won’t swoop in to take my clients ?
This is a legitimate concern.
1. If you're going to be giving them a steady flow of work, it would be unwise for them to poach your clients (as they would lose future work) - make this clear to them.
2. Have them sign a short confidentiality & non-compete agreement (I can help you draft one).
3. Get references before you start using any particular company/freelance - it's fairly easy with today's freelance platforms and/or using LinkedIn.
4. The obvious: give them the minimum information possible (at first, until you learn to trust them).
I've successfully helped over 300 entrepreneurs and businesses and I'd be happy to help you.