The Joy Of Outsourcing

By Mark / July 23, 2008

Do you outsource? If the answer to that is no why not?

I’ve been resistant to outsourcing for quite a while but a few months ago I bit the bullet and started to use freelancers to do tasks I didn’t like doing or doing tasks that they would be better at.

One of the reasons I took so long to outsource was I thought that no one knew my business as well as I did and no one could do a better job than me. This was naiviety on my part.  Using freelancers has freed me up to do things that I am good at. Finding new methods , testing them and coming up with idea’s for sites and products. So instead of spending 5 hours writing 10 articles I can spend that time more productivly. (or going for long cycle rides in the mountains around here!)

Take a while to think about it, do the articles you distribute  make 3 or 4 sales each time you distribute them?  If they don’t then surely a professional writer who can produce articles that sell products would be useful to you. Even if they charge you $15 if you are making $100 from each article then surely you should be having as many article you can afford written.  If they do then train up a writer to prepare the articles for you and then just add your secret sauce.

Last week I paid a new writer $8 for an article to test her out, the article was released in ezinearticles yesterday within 24 hours it has had 220 views and made 2 sales of $26 each.  What I do next is a no brainer isn’t it!

Look at you business and work out where you can save time by outsourcing, concentrate on your strengths and outsource your weaknesses or time consuming tasks.

 

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Douglas Stuart

Hi Mark,

You totally nailed it for me with your post.I have like you previously, been contemplating outsourcing for a long time. However i have been living with same deluded mindset that no one could do my job as well as i could.Whilst im more than aware of E-Lance etc my other main issue is finding someone i trust to carry out work so i would welcome any further input you may have on that.

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Douglas Stuart

http://www.douglas-stuart.com

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Mark

Douglas,

Why not try someone locally, there are lots of stay at home mothers, disabled people or students who really would like to work. You really would be suprised at the quality of person available to to work in your local neighbourhood. This way you can train them up in your methods and you are on hand if they run into a problem. Local papers and local supermarkets are great places to start looking

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Douglas Stuart http://www.douglas-stuart.com

Hi Mark,

Many thanks for your incredibly quick response and i will take your advice .

Yours

Douglas Stuart

http://www.douglas-stuart.com

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