Looking To Outsource My Business. Any Suggestions?

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I'm at a point now where I want to outsource my entire business. From daily marketing, web design, email communication, customer support, THE WORKS. Any Warriors outsourcing and any recommendations and where to start?

Kind of scared of it but it has to be done.
#business #outsource #suggestions
  • Profile picture of the author frank715
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    • Profile picture of the author mjzivko
      Odesk . com.

      Dirt cheap outsourced workers for anything related to the web or IT. Plus the rating system, similar to ebay, will ensure that you are going to hire a quality worker.

      Its pretty crazy how cheap people will work for from this site.
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    • Profile picture of the author stefanjames
      Originally Posted by frank715 View Post

      i think you can Outsource daily marketing, web design. but should not give up email dicussing.
      Think so? Maybe your right. I do like to be involved with my email communication.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrainCopy
      Originally Posted by frank715 View Post

      i think you can Outsource daily marketing, web design. but should not give up email dicussing.
      I must agree with Frank, I would not have my email support outsourced. People love to hear from the OWNER himself, not from the support desk. IMO that's just my $0.02

      Best Regards,
      Anthony
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam7
    I've had a lot of luck outsourcing link building and directory submission to odesk. It's a great site, and it's a solid resource. Plus it's crazy cheap ($2-3 an hour).

    You can source all your design/programming there as well, but depending on what kind of sites you're running it could get expensive. If you're needing a dynamic custom site created, you'll be looking at at least $15 an hour to have someone write quality php/asp/whatever. If you're just running some wordpress blogs with ads, you could probably do it on the cheap.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author stefanjames
      Originally Posted by frank715 View Post

      i think you can Outsource daily marketing, web design. but should not give up email dicussing.
      Originally Posted by Adam7 View Post

      I've had a lot of luck outsourcing link building and directory submission to odesk. It's a great site, and it's a solid resource. Plus it's crazy cheap ($2-3 an hour).

      You can source all your design/programming there as well, but depending on what kind of sites you're running it could get expensive. If you're needing a dynamic custom site created, you'll be looking at at least $15 an hour to have someone write quality php/asp/whatever. If you're just running some wordpress blogs with ads, you could probably do it on the cheap.

      Good luck!
      Cool! Thanks Adam! $2-$3 is cheap! I'm definitely going to look into it. My main focus is to look for something to do all daily marketing such as link building, bloggin, social networking etc. Think Odesk will be the winner.
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  • Profile picture of the author stefanjames
    Reading all of the comments. It looks like Odesk is the resource to tap into. Thanks Warriors
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  • Profile picture of the author Coach Borche
    I'd say Odesk also, Elance was my previous choice but ive found some really good workers at Odesk for the same price
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  • Profile picture of the author rts2271
    Outsourcing support is a mistake 99% of the time. Outsourcing back-end non consumer sided aspects is ok if you have someone to manage the outsourcing, otherwise your adding a layer of kaka to your business model.

    Just be careful on whoever you select as they potentially can take you on a wild ride to the bottom.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryT
    when it come to outsourcing, you should consider how much you can invest in it

    because whatever people tell you, cheap outsourcing goes with heavy training in the first stage. And also some screening to eliminate bad prospects.

    if you have the cash, maybe try to find some people with higher qualifications,
    I found a fantastic va employee at odesk, he was not the cheapest, but considering the work he manage to do part-time, he basically do perfect work and do more than cheap full time employee, and the quality is excellent.

    it all come down to the level of tasks you want to outsource, simple basic repetitive tasks are the easiest one to outsource, but you still have to train your employee

    i suggest you use a remote desktop to train your employees during the first week, it will save you form a lot of trouble

    all the best
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  • Profile picture of the author jedz
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    Hi Stefanjames,

    Why not try an outsourcing company. Websites mentioned above are freelance sites. Those people are all freelancers working from home and maybe working with other clients at the same time.

    I suggest to hire a company instead of a freelancer, because leased staff are permanent workers of a company and are easy to reach in case you need them. Freelancers do not have employers so they do as they please and sometimes cannot be contacted for various reasons.

    Also, a company has shift supervisors who manage the staff to ensure utmost productivity and quality of work. The staffs are backed by a good management and technical team. Your files and data are secured and confidential as well.
    we make sure the staff that you lease are 100% working for you and dedicated.

    Feel free to check us out. It would be a pleasure to discuss the details of the project with you. See sig for live chat and additional info. Hope to hear from you. Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author JimmyS
      Originally Posted by jedz View Post

      Hi Stefanjames,

      Why not try an outsourcing company. Websites mentioned above are freelance sites. Those people are all freelancers working from home and maybe working with other clients at the same time.

      I suggest to hire a company instead of a freelancer, because leased staff are permanent workers of a company and are easy to reach in case you need them. Freelancers do not have employers so they do as they please and sometimes cannot be contacted for various reasons.

      Also, a company has shift supervisors who manage the staff to ensure utmost productivity and quality of work. The staffs are backed by a good management and technical team. Your files and data are secured and confidential as well.
      we make sure the staff that you lease are 100% working for you and dedicated.

      Feel free to check us out. It would be a pleasure to discuss the details of the project with you. See sig for live chat and additional info. Hope to hear from you. Thanks!
      I agree with his suggestion......
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  • Profile picture of the author affilorama-portal
    Whichever outsourcing option you choose, the main thing to remember is that you must already have a proven business process in place. You will then be able to train your outsourcers to use the process for consistent results.
    Another thing to remember is to specify clearly what is expected of outsourcers. This is to avoid confusion.
    And be prepared to pay a higher price for better results. Most of the time, low prices also mean low quality.
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    • Profile picture of the author JimmyS
      Originally Posted by affilorama-portal View Post

      Whichever outsourcing option you choose, the main thing to remember is that you must already have a proven business process in place. You will then be able to train your outsourcers to use the process for consistent results.
      Another thing to remember is to specify clearly what is expected of outsourcers. This is to avoid confusion.
      And be prepared to pay a higher price for better results. Most of the time, low prices also mean low quality.
      On the other hand.....this guy has a point.... It doesn't matter much now where you outsource your business....what matter most is that your needs are met.... especially when a lot of Internet Marketers are now outsourcing in India and the Philippines.....Others are outsourcing in UK.....
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      • Profile picture of the author stefanjames
        Thank you for all of your input Warriors. I'm going to start with one of my smaller affiliate businesses and see how things go first. I'm taking all of your suggestions into effect.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunseq
    You can also try this two websites:
    1)Freelancer
    2)ScriptLance

    I think I shall check out Odesk as well
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    • Profile picture of the author Samuel Baker
      Originally Posted by shaunseq View Post

      You can also try this two websites:
      1)Freelancer
      2)ScriptLance

      I think I shall check out Odesk as well
      Been using ODesk for some time; Great website for outsourcing, by the looks a lot of Warriors utilize this outsourcing network.
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      • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
        Odesk is a great resource for inexpensive one-off projects. If it's not too complicated, you can easily find a good resource for $2-$4 an hour. You might want to split up the tasks to a few different providers though, until you find someone you trust and works well for you.

        If the projects are more complicated and/or have multiple steps or processes involved, going with a company might be a better option. They're more likely to have in-house employees (that can work together and coordinate well), dedicated/strong middle management, and better coordination with the on-shore team.

        We provide the latter at anywhere from $5 to $8 per hour, depending on scale...but anyone that's looking for a Virtual Assistant or has only limited project work, we typically refer them to Odesk.
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        • Profile picture of the author RashmiP
          Before outsourcing, check the credentials of the company to whom you are going to outsource your business. Ask for references and testimonials. Comare the prices and quality work of various companies and take a call.
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