Copyright 2005 Mike Law
Wouldn’t it be great to get some good, affordable, reliable help, even though you work out of your home? But finding workers and figuring out where to meet or when to bring them into your home office can pose some difficult juggling, personal and security issues.
A popular solution is outsourcing. When you outsource, you can hire experienced people and let them use their creative talents while you focus on other tasks. Another benefit is that workers you hire may be more up to date on latest information and technology in their specific fields and can be assets to your clients, as well, offering improved quality service.
Here are basics to outsourcing:
Focus on outsourcing some of major tasks of your workload. First, sit down for a breather and look around your ‘To Do’ lists and office area. What CAN you outsource? Which work seems to pile up most?
For example, maybe you can’t seem to find time to update your website each month. Maybe your newsletter is STILL not getting out regularly. Or perhaps your direct mail campaign is not quite as direct as it should be; i.e. it is sitting directly in same pile it was three months ago.
Then write out one-page project description for these major tasks. Focus on WHAT exactly you’d want done, WHEN and HOW end product should turned in to you.
Then look for service providers. For example, with sample tasks above, find people who can help with Internet websites, newsletter creation and sending out direct mail campaigns. Call round and surf Internet and ask other home based business operators which companies they recommend. Check forum posts; inquire for advice and suggestions. Shop around for comparisons.