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Outsourcing

Outsourcing

Is Outsourcing About Building Partners Or Making Problems

A lot has been written and said about Outsourcing recently and done well it is undoubtedly a great time saver, but what happens when Outsourcing goes wrong, when you are let down or they just do a plain bad job for you what happens then?

Let me start this by saying that I am in principal a big fan of Outsourcing but I have also personally seen both sides of the picture on this one, when it goes well its a great pleasure but when it goes badly it greatly adds to your project time and can throw out a lot of other things in the process

Communication is king when it comes to Outsourcing so taking time to brief your Outsourcer at the start will save a lot of time later on, its tempting to just dash out a couple of brief lines in the expectation that they will understand what you want but in this lies a lot of frustration

The way you approach Outsourcing will also make a huge difference to the results that you get out, the fact that the people doing the work are often not being paid a lot of money does not in any way mean that they are of low value, if you look on them in that way you will get results to match

How To Make Outsourcing A Long Term Success

Building Partnerships really is the key to long term Outsourcing success, to make things work really well you need to think win-win,your Outsourcer needs to be busy, either with your work or possibly with a portfolio of work from your mastermind group of supportive people

As your business grows so you can take on Outsourcing partners full time, at this point it would make sense to let your key Outsourcer bring in some satellite people to do supporting tasks, they will doubtless be more connected than you are at this level and will prove a major time saver as you grow

So at this point it may be better to view them as Out Tasking partners rather than Outsourcers any more, your quality thresh hold is vital and is not something that you can afford to compromise on, letting standards slip is the beginning of a slippery slope downwards

Listen to your mastermind group and your friends in the industry when it comes to potential Outsourcing partners, one of your biggest frustrations is going to be starting from scratch every time, if you can find Outsourcing partners with a proven track record then your job is much easier from the outset

Resources for Find Your Outsourcing Partners

So what are your best resources when it comes to finding Outsourcing partners, well for starters I have my Outsourcing Made Easy MP3 & PDF guide, it’s free to you and covers mindset, key sources to find Outsourcers and critically it also covers building those Key Relationships with Outsourcing partners

Of course just Outsourcing without improving your own capacity to deal with the extra workload is just storing up trouble, this
Time Management Resource will ensure you really get the most out of your time and critically both out of yourself and your Outsourcer

I have done a couple of previous posts on Outsourcing resources on Dec 3 and on Feb7, they cover some of the most useful sites both for one off and also for ongoing partnership building and I would recommend that you take a few minutes to go through them and note down the sites and to look at the supporting information on how to select the best people

So as always at this point I hand it over to you, what have your experiences been like, have you taken a partnership approach or have you hired exclusively, which ever way how have you got on with Outsourcing

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Lack Of Knowledge

Lack Of Knowledge

How Can A Lack Of Knowledge Hold You Back?

Have you ever felt that you’ve hit a wall in terms of your online marketing efforts, got so far and then just couldn’t complete the exercise or job in hand? Let’s be honest to some extent we have all suffered and in certain circumstances still do suffer with it, a Lack Of Knowledge is highly frustrating and potentially a huge time waster

Now I’m guessing at this point that when you encounter a Lack Of Knowledge in a particular area you jump online and search for a solution, I’m also not so much guessing that at this point your desired solution is unclear in your mind, so stop! what exactly do you want to achieve here? be totally clear before you proceed

Why does this matter? we have all spent a wasted hour or two searching and looking for a solution that wouldn’t actually solve our problem, sometimes a Lack Of Knowledge leads us straight into the arms of those who least want to help us which in turn leads to more frustration from our end

So ten minutes spent plotting out what you need can save you hours later on, no searching for general ideas that won’t work just time spent working out what will, don’t let somebody else exploit your Lack Of Knowledge, my post Last Friday sadly shows that there are people ready and willing to take advantage of your situation

Can A Lack Of Knowledge Actually Save Me Time?

At first that statement might seem strange but with lateral thinking your Lack Of Knowledge will teach you to do things in a different way, the general solution goes like this, encounter problem, search on Google, buy product, product just theory, doesn’t solve problem result frustration and often we are now 3-5 days further on

At least you say my Lack Of Knowledge has only cost me $47 Dollars but that’s not really the case, your whole project has now stopped and for many people that means all your other projects are backed up too, value your time in hours and this situation has cost you hundreds of Dollars at this point

So approached the wrong way a Lack Of Knowledge can be not only very frustrating it can be expensive and it can rob you of your dreams, what looked so straightforward is getting ever further away, you are in effect looking down the wrong end of the telescope on this problem

So a Lack Of Knowledge has now cost us time and money and lets face it we’ve all done this, so what is the solution, how can you ensure it never happens to you again? well put simply if you get stuck after you have spent that ten minutes working out the solution put that project on one side and move straight onto the next one or work on other aspects of this project

Resources To Overcome A Lack Of Knowledge

Your first resource to overcome a Lack Of Knowledge is learning How To Outsource people wrongly see this as an expensive option but as I have explained above a task delivered completed within 48 hours save time and money rather than being an expense, use my free MP3 & PDF Guide to get you started the right way

But isn’t Outsourcing expensive, won’t my Lack Of Knowledge just be taken advantage of? in short no, by using Micro Outsourcing sites you can get a lot of tasks done from as little as $4 Dollars, read more about it In This Post, it includes a number of popular sites, just be sure to check their feedback first and if unsure always ask questions

I wanted at this point to get you thinking of a bigger picture, your Lack Of Knowledge is somebody else’s everyday fayre, so this is where your Mastermind Group comes in, don’t Reinvent The Wheel, rather let somebody else show you how it’s done, just remember that you need to return the favor at some point, what goes around comes around

Lastly don’t let a Lack Of Knowledge lead to procrastination, with a little help you can dramatically improve your productivity and get unimagined amounts of work completed in less time than you ever imagined possible, these Time Management Secrets will make a huge difference to how you both look at and see projects from now on

So as always at this point I hand it over to you to comment, how have you handled a situation when you just hit the wall and couldn’t see a way forward? Just make sure your problem isn’t a Lack Of Knowledge

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