Q. What would you do to take your small business to the next level ?
It's tough running a business. You can't do it all yourself !!
Q. You know you need help, but don't know where to begin ?
Q. Don't have the funds to hire a permanent staff member,
let alone a team ?
Q. Or, are you a freelancer or contractor looking to make use of your skills ?
Answer - Start Outsourcing.
So, what exactly is "outsourcing" ?
Outsourcing is where you simply hire someone to complete a specific task.
Or, Outsourcing is where you use your skills and expertise to help others who need them for a specific task.
This task can be big or small, simple or complicated, "once off" or on-going. Think of it as if you were hiring a casual employee for as long or as short a time as you require.
The two real benefits of outsourcing comes from the available expertise and the costs.
There are thousands of people all over the world who can complete your task quickly, efficiently, and best of all - cheaply.
These people are keen and ready to help you.
They are keen and ready to learn from you.
Did you know that it is easy to start outsourcing ?
However, when you first start outsourcing, it can be confusing and worrying. How do I tell my contractors what I actually want ? How do I know that they will do what I need them to do ? What about payrolls, costs, time, effort ?
How do I apply for jobs, know what to charge, get paid ?
This is all sounding just a bit too hard !!
Relax - starting to outsource some of your more immediate tasks can take a big load off your shoulders.
The old business saying, "it is better to work ON your business rather than IN your business" is true. You need more time to work ON your business rather than wasting your valuable time with doing the more mundane and regular day-to-day tasks IN your business.
It is these day-to-day jobs that are best suited to one of your new outsourcing contractors.
Need a new logo designed ? No problem - outsource it.
Need a new or revamped website ? No problem - outsource it.
Need some help with getting your website found on the search engines ?
Need some copy / articles / press releases / sales material written ?
Need some "customer service" help - followup phone calls, replying to emails ?
Need some administrative support - data entry, research, a personal assistant perhaps ?
No problem - outsource it !!
However, there are some tricks, tips and secrets that you need to know before you start outsourcing.
Maybe you have some particular skills, and want to help other businesses by becoming a freelancer, or an outsource contractor ? If so, you've come to the right place !!
We have put together all of these hints, tips and suggestions in regards to everything you should know before you begin outsourcing your entire business.
We have put together all of these hints, tips and suggestions in regards to everything you should know before you begin outsourcing your your skills, services and expertise.
Are you a Small Business Owner - even with zero staff other than yourself ? Do you need help with the day to day operations of your business, but cannot justify the expense(s) of hiring a full time member of staff ? Do you have some specific questions in regards to outsourcing that you would like answered ?
Are you a freelance contractor, or do you want to be ? Are you sick of your current job, or unable to find work that is satisfying, meaningful, makes use of your skills and pays you what you deserve ?
What if you could get inside the mind of a number of outsource contractors ?
Would that make it easier for you to begin the amazing journey of hiring the staff you need for short periods of time or for specific tasks to be completed ?
Would that make it easier to begin your new life as a freelancer or contractor ?