As an online business owner, you are definitely a multitasker – no question about it.
Yet, no matter how you look at it, 24 hours per day are never long enough.
Whatever happened to ‘When I own a business, I’ll finally be able to set my own hours, work less, earn more, and have more time to spend with people and on things that actually matter…’?
And so you’ll get to the point in your business where you might have to make a decision:
spend some money to make more money
spend more time to make less money
Puts things into perspective when I put it that way, right…?
Outsourcing at least some aspects of your business is the key to its success.
You might be thinking right about now:
“I am not in a position to spend money right now; I am barely making anything as it is!”
A very valid point indeed.
Let me ask you this though: what do you spend the bulk of your day doing? How many tasks on your to-do list actually have a direct affect on how much money you will make today?
So… if all you have time for is “busy work”, then when do you make money? Don’t you think this might just be the reason you are not meeting your financial goals just yet?
Here’s what I did for my business that actually ended up turning it from a no-profit hobby to a financial success.
I sat down with a piece of paper and wrote down the tasks that had a direct effect of whether I made money with my business or not.
One of those tasks, for instance, was doing testing and reviewing different products and offering the “approved ones” through my affiliate links.
Problem was I never got to do it because between maintaining the technical aspects of this blog, writing, plus all the social media engagement I deal with on a daily basis, I absolutely had no time to get to the money-making review writing.
That’s when I started doing some research into outsourcing and was very quickly blown away by two discoveries:
- All the “gurus”, “experts”, and A-list bloggers were doing it.
- It could be extremely inexpensive.
Turned out my fears of spending too much money on my business before I was making money were unfounded.
If you put $1 into a slot machine and get back $1.25, you are already ahead, aren’t you? On the other hand, had you not spent that $1, you wouldn’t have made 25 cents.
Do you follow me?
There are expertise and skills you need to make your business a success, but don’t have, so it’s a wise move to turn to outsourcing where a third-party can provide you with the outcome you are looking for.
My Go-To List of Outsourcing Sites
Here’s a list of a few micro-outsourcing sites where you can find help for any task you need to get done for a price you can easily afford.
This site is a marketplace for business owners looking for reliable workers and vice versa.
Here you can access temporary workforce to do tasks such as transcribing voice content, full article writing, translating posts to different languages, gathering related videos, pics and RSS feeds on topic, photo gathering and even doing competitor research.
Another marketplace where you can avail services known as “gigs” for just $5.
A good place to look for workers who install blogs, create logo designs, Powerpoint presentations, article writing, Web 2.0 setups, read articles to video and manage social media profiles or Facebook fan pages.
Perfect for tasks that need to be done in a short period of time at a very cheap price.
If you need someone to create accounts for you, write blog posts, human spinning, social bookmarking/Web 2.0 set up, tweet your messages, vote and comment on videos, download PDFs and comment on blogs and forums for you, then this is a good site to visit.
Shorttask is a place where solvers and seekers meet.
Good uses for shorttask.com include posting on Facebook; re-writing sentences for human spun articles; following up people on sub-twitter accounts; setting up g-mail accounts; finding, cropping, editing and naming photos; watching videos; downloading PDFs and commenting on your Web 2.0 blogs.
5. Hubstaff Talent
There are a few things I like about Hubstaff Talent and one of them is the fact that it’s a 100% free resource for both freelancers and companies looking to find remote talent across the globe.
Outsourcing: How about going full-time?
You can actually hire your very own Outsource Manager.
If this is what you need, Onlinejobs.ph is the best site to visit.
Here you can hire a full-time worker to manage outsourced projects, build blogs for you, edit outsourced articles, manage your schedule and personal needs, upload videos, etc.
To give you a price reference, you can find a well-qualified manager for under $200 per month.
With all these sites that can provide you with the workforce you need, you can definitely gain access to hundreds of service providers, freelancers or full-time managers that can actually help you leverage your time and carry on with your company’s expansion.