What one part of your business do you outsource (or wish you could outsouce?)

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Is there a part of your business that you absolutely outsource consistently?

If so, what is it and why?

If you aren't currently outsourcing but you'd like to - what part of your business would that be.
#business #outsouce #outsource #part
  • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
    I thought this was a really interesting question. I ask it of all my guests when I do interviews. Seriously - what parts of your business do you outsource - or wish you could outsource and why?

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  • Profile picture of the author katem
    I outsource technical fixes needed to my website, some SEO work. I'm currently considering hiring a full time VA to do articles, postings, link building, blog commenting, etc. Things that need to be done, but hard to find time for consisently.
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    • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
      I outsource some stuff on our website, the stuff I cant do myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    Backlinks, phone calls, "customer service" - I outsource certain things primarily based on this chart:

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    • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
      Originally Posted by John Williamson View Post

      Backlinks, phone calls, "customer service" - I outsource certain things primarily based on this chart:

      Love your flow chart....
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkusD
    I run an offline marketing company, so I outsource everything from webdesign to SEO services. I've even outsourced office space. (Virtual office)
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  • Profile picture of the author pauljohnny
    Its definitely the articles simply because I dont have ideas or expertise to write anything especially on niche blogs. I leave that to someone else's hands and just continue the SEO work.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrSS
    I live here in Philippines. mostly the work being outsourced here are customer service, payment collection, data entry jobs and article writing. That's why most job vacancy here are from BPO Company.

    You might ask what is the connection of what I say to the topic. There is, because the jobs I mentioned are the commonly outsourced work in our country which can be a reference.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorhound
    Articles and partial link building. I find it hard to write stuff that I don't know and definitely hate to do the research for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author DaveWildash
      Graphics because I have no talent or expertise in that direction, and web design because I have a tame web designer who is so much better than me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaarrrggghhh
    Anything having to do with marketing and promotion because I enjoy doing the design and development of websites, but not the marketing, link building, writing content, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnPeter
    cold calling, some more advance graphics, appointment making, article writing, website building, ios iphone App programming...
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  • Profile picture of the author marksolis08
    doing graphics and building websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igman
    Well, this is my list of tedious tasks that I would consider outsourcing:

    1. Article Writing is difficult for a lot of people, and it takes up a lot of time.

    2. Social Bookmarking every piece of content could take hours and hours every single day.

    3. Creating Videos is time consuming, requires several talents besides a camcorder.

    4. Product Creation requires hours of research.

    5. Website design for sales and graphic capabilities for ebook covers, site
    headers etc.

    6. Building Backlinks is an exercise that will drive you crazy :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben Armstrong
      I outsource all my SEO and have just started outsourcing my content. I also outsource any graphics if I need them done.

      I just do niche/keyword research and designing/setting up the site layout.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    SEO definitely. My cousin is an expert at this so i pay him to my search engine marketing for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    just article writing and blog commenting... thats what i can't do myself, time consuming
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  • Profile picture of the author panaka
    Usually, I add a few days to any services I provide, just in case I can't provide what I've offered within the time specified, and then I outsource and just accept the loss in order to keep customer satisfaction.
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  • Profile picture of the author robyna
    I just outsource the really technical stuff on Wordpress. I can do some of the minor tweaking but when it gets into very much coding I get so lost. That's when my WP gal comes in very handy!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    My personal top 3:

    Logo design, web design, content writing, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author steven Clayden
    i outsource all my articles and seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Coxill
    Awesome chart John!

    I think I may have to steal that idea and make some of my own charts

    I outsource anything I'm not comfortable with, mostly technical aspects. I like to concentrate on marketing, and content, those are my areas. All other areas of my business are mostly outsourced. However I do love to learn new areas, and I am one for getting stuck in, I don't think I'd like to have my business fully outsourced, I love IM too much, it's a career not a burden
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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    If I could afford it - which I hope by 2013, I will be able to - I would outsource everything and then just oversee, like a project manager.

    Giving me the time and funding to dwell in to bigger projects.
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