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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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Outsourcing

Can Outsourcing Prove A Major Time Saver Or Just Become Another Headache

I wanted to talk today about a subject close to my heart namely that of Outsourcing, I also wanted to ask if it really is the route to the beach or can it in fact be a source of major headaches, another opportunity to lose control of your already stretched schedule

If we look at what most newbie marketers do we can see a number of things happening to them, the first being classic information overload, the second being chasing shiny objects instead of staying focused on one task or one set of objectives, at this point they will be vaguely aware of Outsourcing but will have no plan on incorporate it into their business

The sheer amount of information available at this point is overwhelming and many try to research their way out of trouble, in truth the adage when in a hole stop digging is more appropriate here, there are many genuine newbie friendly sites online waiting to help, Outsourcing your research here would make sense, find one whose style fits and begin to digest some useful information

A word of caution though because in amongst these newbie friendly people are newbie traps offering push button solutions, thankfully Google offers us an opportunity to look at what others think, see what sort of feedback is out there for this person, is this the right choice for my first venture into Outsourcing?

All The Major Players Are Outsourcing Their Work

So if all the major players are Outsourcing their work it must follow that this is the solution, the key to working on the beach? like everything it all comes down to planning, write a clear plan, do your homework on your outsource worker and your most of the way there

But how do you do research on your potential Outsourcing partners? going back to what we said earlier research, all of the sites have feedback systems based on the experience of the buyer of the service, how long it took, what the quality of service was like, were they helpful? everything you need to know really

Low cost Outsourcing projects can cost as little as $4-$5 Dollars and yet can often be very good, you need to quickly understand the difference between Outsourcing and Out Tasking, the first being one off projects and the second being reoccurring tasks in your business that must get done week in and week out and for these you are looking for ongoing as required partners

What Resources Are Out There To Teach Me Better Outsourcing?

It’s an important question because it’s the key to more free time and yet to also being 3 to 4 times more productive than you are now, it’s a free MP3 and PDF guide called Outsourcing Made Easy it covers mind set, planning and covers some great sites to work with to get your work done

I couldn’t finish this up without mentioning the dirty little secret that so many of use and that’s a site called Fiverr it’s one of around 60 to 80 Micro Outsourcing sites and it’s packed full of great stuff that you can do for just $5 Dollars and before you ask I use it regularly

I’m about 10 days away from launching a best of Micro Outsourcing sites video that is going to sell for just $7 and I cover over 60 of these sites that you can use,they are based all over the world for just about anything you care to imagine, it will save you a ton of time, it’s a resource I wish I’d had at the outset

So in wrapping up I wanted to ask for your experiences, have you found Outsourcing a major time saver or a major headache? For me I would have to say the former but planning is everything when it comes to Outsourcing


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