Outsourcing can be very helpful when starting a new online business, thanks to awesome affordable online marketplaces full of talented freelancers like FIVERR, outsourcing tasks to online freelancers can be very affordable and helpful on your journey to build your online venture.
Most online business owners prefer to outsource what they are not great at in order to focus their energy on more important tasks.
Below we will list a few steps you can take to outsource successfully.
Determine Where You Need To Outsource
The best way to determine the areas of your business that you need to outsource tasks in is by creating a list of your “Strengths & Weaknesses”.
To easily find out what areas you need the most help, ask yourself the following questions.
- What responsibilities do I most enjoy?
- What comes effortlessly to me that does not feel like work?
- What tasks do I find frustrating or annoying to do?
Even if you can handle some of those dreadful tasks, its simple to gauge what to turnover based on the level of enthusiasm you have for them.
Take Your Time On Hiring A Freelancer
It is critical that you take your time to learn more about the freelancer, ask theme questions, if the platform allows, take a look at their past customers, look at their reviews and make your decision from there.
Give Clear Direction, Back Off, and Check Back In.
To successfully form a great working relationship with a freelancer or employer it is important that you give them clear direction on what needs to be done and by when it needs to be done.
Don’t micromanage, allow the freelancer that you are hiring to take the lead and do the task that you hired them for.
Get A Project Management System For Yourself
Project management systems can be a blessing and very affordable for small teams, they will help you organize your project, keep deadlines, track time spent on certain tasks and allow you and the team you are building to become very organized and communicative.
Here are 7 project management systems we recommend that you check out:
- Zoho Projects