How To Succeed With Outsourcing – A Checklist For Online Business Owners

How To Outsource Your Business: A Checklist For Online Business Owners

If you own your own online business, it may be time to start thinking about outsourcing various tasks.

Some of the tasks that you’re performing now may not be the best use of your time.

Instead by outsourcing them, you can focus your attention on things you’re best at that directly impact the bottom line of your company.

Not sure what you can you outsource? Well here’s a checklist to get you started…

Task You Can Outsource: Website Design

The process of creating a website that looks good typically takes a very artistic kind of person to come up with a beautiful design.

This is a great task that you can outsource to others who have the skills to make it happen!

Task You Can Outsource: HTML / CSS

Although often rolled into the design process as one package, they’re actually two different skills.

The website coding process takes a different skill set and is also one that can be outsourced.

Task You Can Outsource: Content Creation

If you run a content-based website and the content rests on your shoulders for creation, then at some point your ability to create content will be the bottleneck for your business.

On the other hand, if you start outsourcing your content, you’ll be able to scale up your business and take your attention off a part of the business that’s both time and energy intensive.

Task You Can Outsource: Back-link Building

The most fundamental aspect of SEO is building links yet the process of building links can be a very time-consuming process.

Instead of doing it by hand, why not outsource it?

What’s great is that this process can often be outsourced to people in India or the Philippines for no loss in quality of work.

What may be costing you $30 an hour in time can be outsourced for $3 an hour or less.

Task You Can Outsource: Answering Emails

If you tracked how much time you spend on your email, you may be very surprised at just how much time email really takes.

It’s often a drain on both productivity and time but you can outsource the checking of your business and even personal email so you only read the most essential pieces of mail.

Task You Can Outsource: Customer Support

Customers with questions, comments, feedback, praise, refund requests, etc. can all be helped by an outsourced service provider instead of by you.

Just make sure you hire someone with impeccable English, as your customer service is a representation of you and your company.

Task You Can Outsource: Product Creation

The creation of informational products, audio products, digital products and multi-media products can all be outsourced to a third party.

Task You Can Outsource: Sales Letter Writing

If you have great sales letter writing skills, you may want to write your own sales letters.

On the other hand, if you’re not a pro copywriter, then finding someone with experience writing for your industry to write your copy is generally a great idea and will more than pay for itself.

The truth is, just about anything in your business can be outsourced.

Keep your core competencies, excel at what sets you apart and hand off the rest.

To Get You Started Here’s My List Of Preferred Service Providers

Alicia Jay – Transcription, Proofreading & Typing

BBA Virtual Staffing – Virtual Assistance & Various Other Online Services

Chris Haddad – Copy Writer & Content Creation

Elance – Virtual Assistance & Various Others Online Services

Kevin Rogers – Copy Writer, Content & Sales Letters

Mike Jezek – Copy Writer & Sales Letters

Monica Carter-Tagore – Ghost Writer

oDesk – Virtual Assistance & Various Others Online Services

Pixel Of Genius – Graphics & Website Design

Six Degrees Content –  Content Creation

Unlimited MiniSites – Graphics & Website Design

Write Syntax–  Content Creation

Do you think outsourcing is a good way to grow your business?

I’d love your feedback! Leave me your comment below.

Have an awesome day!

Pam Lawhorne

Wealth With Pam

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