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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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