While outsourcing becomes more popular these days, reading questions on forums and comments on blogs, many people still don’t see the outsourcing benefits.
You’ll enjoy your work much more if you can concentrate on what you’re best at and will be far less stressed at the end of the day.
As a result, you’ll be far more productive than if you try to do everything yourself! And that’s one of the biggest outsourcing benefits!
Another huge benefit is that outsourcing builds up your business much faster. And you develop quality relationships with the right, high standard quality people.
If you can grasp these two main outsourcing benefits, then what kind of work should you outsource?
Well, whatever you’re not good at or can’t quickly or efficiently do yourself or what others can do better and/or faster.
The outsourcing decision boils down to a comparison between your hourly rates and the outsourcing rates.
What’s your time worth? What’s your hourly rate?
If you can’t put a figure on one hour of your own work, then figure out how much you (want to) make in a year. Divide that by the number of hours you (want to) work (be realistic here) and there’s your hourly rate.
Can someone else do that cheaper or faster? If the answer is yes, then by all means outsource!
Some disciplines you can outsource are:
- software developments and scripts/plugins
- website development
- multimedia projects
- seo services
- back link services
- social network representation
- virtual assistance
- affiliate management
- product development
To summarize, typical outsourcing benefits are:
- increase of productivity,
- decreasing operation costs by hiring cheap labor,
- any specific discipline, skill or technology is fully available, so you can extend your desires for your online business,
- outsourcing can give your business a competitive advantage,
- focus on core business, which, in the end, means…
- save time and make more money!
Bottom line for outsourcing benefits is, that you can use outsourcing to scale up your business.
Of course outsourcing has some disadvantages too.
- You don’t know about the quality of the freelancer. The only way to find out is try it. The famous trial-and-error method. Although you can minimize risks by getting a copy of a book as described below.
- Of course the outsourcing has to be managed, which takes some time, attention and discipline.
- And there may be language barriers, if you’re looking to outsource your work in foreign countries.
Of course you’re already familiar with outsourcing websites like guru.com, elance.com and rentacoder.com, but there are more specialized services available.
So which one is best for the service you’re looking for?
Brandon Tanner has a comparison of these very popular outsourcing websites.
And, on top of that, he has typical prices and turn-around times for various projects like article writing, ebook creation, website development, copywriting, software and graphics development, voice over and transcriptions.
The guide also covers:
– Planning your website projects
– Planning your writing projects
– Planning your software projects
– The Hiring Process
– Testing outsources projects
– Dispute resolutions and
– other interesting chapters.
Take a look at this “Internet Marketer’s Guide To Outsourcing” if you’re convinced about the outsourcing benefits.
I read this guide in one sitting and liked it very much, which is why I added my affiliate link to it.
How about you, do you outsource and if yes, what and what are your main benefits?
Post your comments below.
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