Outsourcing can be fun, and can take some work off your plate. Start slow, and just jump in. Learning how to hire people and manage a project is a whole new skill to learn.

Don't overwhelm yourself with too many projects in the beginning, and as you progress with each project, keep track of the price you are paying and what value you expect to get from hiring this person.

My Favorite Places To Outsource

#1. Upwork.com (Formerly oDesk + Elance)

#2. Freelancer.com (includes the former rentacoder.com)

#3. Fiverr.com for logos or video intros (I don't hire writers from here)

There are many article outsourcing places like iWriter but I don't use them.

I hope you found this tutorial useful! It's just based on my own experiences. Feel free to include your own experiences below and people can browse the comments for more tips.



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roamy Premium
Thanks Nathaniel, very useful, l have gone wrong before while trying to outsource.
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Judy-B Premium
Will bookmark to save for further study. Thanks. :)
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idobarnoam Premium
Thanks Nathaniell.
Very informative and useful.
would keep this for later use.
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BillLuhrs Premium
This is an excellant article on outsourcing . Take care on who you hire and engage them in your requirements . Use the terms in training.
1. Tell what you require
2.ask for their interpretation of what you require
3. Ask what they will actually provide.
Outsourcing can he fun and once you master the process it will save on a whole bunch of time ,effort and heartbreak .
Bill
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RobVallair Premium
Thanks Nathaniel. Real good ideas!
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