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Outsourcing: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Hiring Full Time Staff

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One of my best kept secrets for building a highly successful business Part Time has been this:

I recognized the need to Outsource…

I realized very quickly that I didn’t have the time (or skills) to do everything myself.  It was far easier to do what I loved and outsource the rest.

Moreover, many small businesses are faced with the problem of not having sufficient funds to hire full time staff to handle various tasks within the business and outsourcing is definitely a cost-effective alternative.

Outsourcing vs Full Time Employees

Hiring full time staff comes with a whole host of problems, including having to pay for vacation time, sick days and so on and so forth. Additionally, you are unlikely to find a single person who can handle everything you need done. For example, the chances of finding a web designer who can write and take customer service calls are minimal. This means that you need to hire two or more people to handle everything.

Then, there’s another problem. You might not have enough work for them all the time so you’ve got people who aren’t doing anything. In other words, you are paying people for standing around or browsing the web. Let’s not forget that you also have to provide a place for people to work as well as the equipment they need. All this costs money.

However, with outsourcing these issues are no longer a problem. First of all, you outsource on a project by project basis, meaning that you only pay for the work you need done. It also means that you can hire different professionals for the different projects you need completed. You also don’t need to worry about providing them with the equipment they need or a place to work.

So, while at first outsourcing might seem more expensive than hiring full time staff, if you sit down and work out the figures, you’ll find it’s a much more efficient solution in the long term.

In fact, you will find that many large companies have let entire departments go because they have found outsourcing to be much more effective. They don’t have to deal with employee problems, they can pay just for the work they need done and they don’t have to hire five people and pay them on a continual basis even if they only need a certain skillset for a single project.

For example, you might need to put a website up. It would mean hiring a web designer but if you were to hire them full-time, you’d have to find something else for that person to do once the project was complete. If your business is not centered on web design, then that could be a problem. On the other hand, you could simply outsource the project, have your site up in a few weeks and never have to worry about it again.

Outsourcing has become the go to solution for most companies when it comes to getting certain projects completed and it certainly is one of the most cost-effective solutions for small business owners to expand their operations.

Whether you are a small business or an internet entrepreneur…outsourcing truly can be leveraged to massive levels if you get it right. Unfortunately, so many people miss the mark and end up costing themselves money instead of increasing their profits. This doesn’t have to happen.

In fact, it can be quite easy to boost your business up to the next level. The key is to delegate those tasks that you know someone else can do faster than you could do them yourself, at a higher quality than you could produce. This boosts your overall productivity and keeps your business quality high.

There are clever ways you can hire experts to help, as you need them – yet without it costing a king’s ransom.

Need some help? I’ve compiled a special report that reveals some tips, called ‘Outsourcing Your Way To Huge Profits’. And it’s yours, completely free of charge. You can get the report here ‘Outsourcing Your Way To Huge Profits

If you want a more in-depth study, you can find out exactly how to do this at Outsourcing Profits.

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Jerry Duling is a Marketing and Business Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Social Media advisor. Jerry shows businesses how to use Social Media to build their brand, generate leads and close sales. Jerry also provides individual resources for the Internet Entrepreneur. Connect with

 

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Want to make Five Bucks?

Cash5erEach day, thousands of people are doing it as a means of making their lives easier and to have more cash that they can use at their leisure. In times when the economy gets tough, more people look to the internet as a way to make extra money.

They know that jobs aren’t stable, their expenses are increasing, and nobody enjoys living from paycheck to paycheck.

Whether you’ve found yourself in a similar situation, or if you were just curious about this money-making opportunity, I think you will enjoy taking a look at Fiverr.

Fiverr is a website where people who are skilled in a specific manner can generate income. This means that anyone…yes, even you can also be a part of the ever growing number of individuals who are making money with Fiverr.

Fiverr is a global marketplace offering tasks and services online starting at $5.  Currently, Fiverr lists more than 750,000 services on the site that range between $5 and $150.  Entrepreneurs and freelancers alike can use Fiverr to monetize their skills, talents and resources. Customers in need of services can find and commission that service directly through the site.

Simply stated, you sell your services at Fiverr and people who are interested in your services (services being offered are termed as “gigs”) will eventually hire you and you will be paid $5 for each gig that you provide.

Fiverr

As mentioned above, some services or gigs can be more than the $5 value but the main point of the system is to provide reasonable services which customers can easily afford.

WHAT is this opportunity?

The opportunity is two-sided:

1) Making money by doing freelance work for others.

2) Utilizing low-cost freelancers to make money.

If you are interested in the second, listen to a short video of Fiverr in action.  As you will see, Astrid is actually getting paid for the voice over!

Most people start with the first opportunity, because it’s fundamentally simpler. Much like a regular job, you provide a service and get paid for it.

Some people aren’t interested in building a business, so they actually prefer opportunity number one. They would prefer just do something and get paid, and do it over and over.

Being this type of freelancer will probably not make you rich, but it is one of the easiest ways to make some “extra” money on the Internet. If that’s you, that’s great!  If you happen to be interested in building a business you can find details at the Cash5er Blueprint.  It’s a 60 page discussion on both methods of earning an income with Fiverr and you guessed it…it cost Five Bucks!

The good thing about Fiverr is that you can join anytime and it is free. It takes about five minutes.  If you want to become a Fiverr service provider you have to set up an account. This involves offering your personal information including your name, address, and phone number. Since personal information is never shared on the site you will have to create a user name and a password.

Join Fiverr

You don’t have to pay for the websites services; however, you will only gain a profit of $4 in each gig you “sell”. The remaining $1 will be for the service payment method you will use (PayPal) and for the maintenance of the website.

You can create a variety of different gigs. You should not worry too much about the kind of gig you can sell …you can sell just about anything. You can sell gigs such as:

  • Gifts
  • Graphics
  • Videos
  • Social Marketing
  • Travel
  • Writing
  • Advertising
  • Music and Audio
  • Fun and Bizarre
  • Tips and Advice
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Programming
  • And more

As you can see, there are many gig categories which you can use to create your own gigs. From the outrageous to the most romantic and from funny ideas to the most interesting gig, you can surely create your own and sell it for $5.

The most important thing to remember in creating your gig is to make it appealing and it should also benefit the buyer of the gig.

The testimonials provided by the customer are also an important factor. If your gigs are done with excellence, customers will eventually post their positive feedback on Fiverr and you gain “reputation points”.

On the other hand, you will get negative feedback if your services are not completed within the allotted time provided.

As with any business, you have to apply yourself in creating and selling your gigs. Remember that competition is always there so perform your best in order to earn more money and establish a good reputation.

It is also an important that you abide by the terms and conditions provided by Fiverr. Be honest and perform your tasks within the guidelines they provide. If you fail to follow the rules and regulations, they have the right to disable or suspend your Fiverr account.

You want to be able to enjoy the work you do and the benefits you get in exchange for it. Fiverr does offer you the opportunity to be your own boss, to make lots of money if you want to, and to have flexibility in your day.

The potential for being able to make money with Fiverr is self-evident. Every single day there are more and more opportunities posted. It’s a phenomenon that continues to grow.

Initially, some folks felt that it was just another trend that everyone would try and then move on. The stability and the number of people that do work daily from Fiverr, or post gigs frequently have helped it to grow and to give the impression that Fiverr is here to stay.

Part of that involves the fact that the company is always listening to feedback. They offer social media networking that allows them to post information and to get information from other people. They use that information to learn what people love about their site and where they need to make some improvements.

We received a number of inquiries about Fiverr….I hope that helps and let us know if you enjoy the site and grab any five dollar bills!

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Jerry Duling is a Marketing and Business Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Social Media advisor. Jerry shows businesses how to use Social Media to build their brand, generate leads and close sales. Jerry also provides individual resources for the Internet Entrepreneur. Connect with

 

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Grow Your Business through Outsourcing

OutsourcingAt first, most people start an online business with the dream of making more money for their family while freeing up time. However, because of the fear of delegation, many end up with an even more demanding job, working for their own business. Outsourcing is really the only way you will be able to expand your business and become a business owner rather than an employee.

A Change in Mindset for Outsourcing Success

In the beginning, most people can’t afford to outsource, which is only natural. However, as time goes by, they become increasingly convinced that no one can do the job as well as they can and loathe turning to outsourcing.

If you subscribe to the adage “if you want a job done right, do it yourself,” then you are going to have to change your mindset if you want to succeed in business. How many hugely successful companies have you seen where the owner plays every role? None because it simply isn’t possible. There is no way for you to do everything in your business and grow it at the same time.

Besides the fact that you can’t be an expert in everything, there simply isn’t enough time in the day for you to handle every aspect of your business and still be able to strategize. And the only way to expand your business is through strategic thinking and delegating.

Learning to Let Go

Yes, at first it will be hard to let go. It’s your baby and only you know how to do everything properly. Well, even babies need to grow up and yours won’t if you don’t loosen the reins a little and start delegating.

The easiest way is to start small. Make a list of all the routine tasks you do, especially the ones that you hate. You can start by outsourcing some of these smaller tasks until you get used to delegating and managing people. This will free up your time and allow you to focus on tasks that will make you money.

By starting off small, you’ll gain more confidence in outsourcing and will find it easier to delegate the tasks that are taking up too much of your time without actually making you money directly. For example, if you hate writing, you could always outsource the articles you need to build backlinks or to promote your service or product. There are many other things you can outsource, including all your marketing if you are so inclined.

The key to growing your business is understanding the fact that you really can’t do everything and the easiest way to solve this problem is through outsourcing. You have to get out of the employee mindset and realize that you are a business owner, which means you need to learn to delegate. Just start off small and you’ll soon see the benefits of outsourcing and wonder why you waited so long to get started.

For more information and a Free Report visit: Outsourcing Your Way To Huge Profits.

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Jerry Duling is a Marketing and Business Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Social Media advisor. Jerry shows businesses how to use Social Media to build their brand, generate leads and close sales. Jerry also provides individual resources for the Internet Entrepreneur. Connect with

 

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5 List Building Activities You Should Consider Outsourcing

Oursource List BuildingSometimes when you want something done right, you shouldn’t do it yourself!  Especially if you are an online marketer!  Your time is already consumed with launching campaigns, generating traffic, writing emails, and every other day to day activity essential to success.  Well it may be time to reclaim some of your free time and let experts handle the tedious and time consuming list building tasks.

Content Creation

Writing articles, blogs, social media updates, web page copy and press releases is extremely time consuming.  And worse, it’s boring!  You don’t have to do this all yourself. In fact you can find quality writers online who can create all your content for you and who are experts in SEO.  Do a simply online search for article writers and you will discover tons of quality sites that specialize in creating content.  Furthermore, some will even submit these articles to directories, social networking sites and even update your web site for you.

Video Marketing

Just like with article writing you can outsource to someone who will create a video and upload it to all the popular video sharing sites.  Be sure to include a link to your opt-in form in the video description and a link in the video itself.

Forums

Some of the best lists building techniques focus on forums. Spend a little time locating the top forums in your niche and then hire someone to represent your business in these forums.  It should be someone who can accurately answer questions and reply to open threads.  Be sure that whoever you choose is proficient in your language of choice.  You can even have them create your profiles, just be sure to supply a link to your lead capture page in your forum signature.

Twitter

One of the increasing popular ways to build a list is to use Twitter.  Twitter allows you to post quick updates to a selection of targeted people.  You can even post links to your blog post, affiliate product, or free gift.  Unfortunately, Twitter can also be very time consuming.  This is why you should consider outsourcing to someone who can update and maintain your profile information as well as create valuable tweets.

Facebook

Trying to keep up with ever-changing social networking sites such as Facebook’s recent conversion to allow iframes can be tricky.  But there is someone out there who is an expert in Facebook.  You can outsource to someone who can provide regular content for your and even design a custom page for your business.

You get the idea…there are more possibilities. Just remember, there is a time and place for everything.  I think it is certainly important to have a good understanding of every social media marketing element, but as your business grows you need to always prioritize your efforts and focus.  Pick something that you grasp fully and is now taking up way too much of your time…careful, it might even be something you enjoy doing.  With a solid understanding you can provide the outsource vendor precise instructions on what you want.

Get your hands on the latest list-building tips the experts use to create profit streams that just don’t quit. To get your hands on these FREE tips, visit Turbo Charge Your List Building.

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Jerry Duling is a Marketing and Business Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Social Media advisor. Jerry shows businesses how to use Social Media to build their brand, generate leads and close sales. Jerry also provides individual resources for the Internet Entrepreneur. Connect with

 

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