Need work done? Don’t have time to do it yourself? Don’t have the technical skills required?
OUTSOURCING: “the practice of obtaining goods or services, for particular roles from an external supplie; A practice used by companies to reduce costs by … they are most effective, and that outsourcing helps maintain the nature of free … (SOURCE Investopedia)
Today Project Outsourcing is increasingly more important for businesses of all sizes. Outsourcing can help free up owners time to focus their attention on more income generating activities. And thanks to the Internet, any company or individual can hire someone with the right skills and resources to do those tasks you either don’t want to do or are not equipped to do.[tweet_box design=”default” float=”none”]”In many cases, its smarter and more cost effective to outsource tasks to a vendor, consultant or freelancer than to do them in-house.”[/tweet_box]
Some tasks commonly outsourced: Accounting, Internet Marketing, Social Media Management, Customer Service, IT Support, Administration (virtual assistants) Tax Preparation and Filing, Payroll Processing, Janitorial Services, Legal Services and more. Outsourcing these tasks can effectively get projects completed without the obligations that go along with hiring staff people (employees) and when the project is done, there is no long-term commitment to either party.
Here are just a few of the Outsourcing resources Women in Ecommerce™ recommends.
99designs.com is a disruptive startup which connects passionate designers from around the globe with savvy clients who need design projects completed in a timely fashion without the usual risk or cost associated with professional design. create a contest for your project and get designers from all over the world work for free, and compete for a monetary prize which you set.
Elance is the leading site for online work where businesses connect with independent professionals to get work done
TaskRabbit – The convenient & affordable way to get things done around the home. Choose from over 140,000 background checked Taskers for help without breaking the bank. https://www.taskrabbit.com
GURU makes it easy for quality employers and freelancers to connect, collaborate, and get work done flexibly and securely. https://www.guru.com/
FIVERR.com ~ FIVERR is the place to find people willing to do things for $5. Need a video edited? Find someone on Fiverr to do it for you. Need a press release written. Try Fiverr. Need some quick SEO? Fiverr may be the answer! What are you willing to do for Five Bucks?
Thumbtack – Find local professionals for pretty much anything. https://www.thumbtack.com/
UpWork – Hire freelancers. Make things happen.™Get matched to top talent in minutes through our global network of skilled freelancers and professional agencies. https://www.upwork.com/
Beginners Guide to Outsourcing– Free eBook compliments of Women in Ecommerce™ – ten chapters that gives you the 10 important elements of outsourcing including where to begin! Grab your copy today!
Article updated October 8, 2019