Outsourcing Can Be for Small Businesses Too

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Small businesses frequently need help with small projects that may not require a full-time employee. Fortunately, a number of websites have sprung up in recent years that can help you get the temporary help you need to move your company forward.

Elance, Guru, oDesk, vWorker and Freelancer.com are just some of the resources out there.

For starters, think about what projects to outsource and what to do in-house. If it’s core to your mission, you want to maintain as much control as possible.

But if you have a job that’s a good candidate to be farmed out, be prepared to spend some time finding the right candidate and getting them up to speed. Be sure to draft a complete, detailed proposal to increase the odds that you’ll attract the right people.

Once you’ve found a promising candidate, give them small tasks to make sure they’re a fit before giving them more substantial tasks. And make sure everything is in writing before you start to make sure there are no misunderstandings.

Adapted from 5 Tips for Outsourcing Work Online by Maryalene LaPonsie at Small Business Computing.

7 comments
outstaff.com
outstaff.com

Please also consider OutStaff (www.outstaff.com). Our mission is to simplify outsourcing for small and medium-sized businesses. Outstaffing is like outsourcing... but without the hassle. One call to our toll-free number is all it takes!

Sanket Patel
Sanket Patel

 Outsourcing work is best for the small business.  In starting thy have to face some difficulties but at the end this process will become smother so now small business units are also be a part of outsourcing business.  Reviewing candidates by giving little responsibility if they perform well then assign big task. Nowadays there are many frelancer sites which provides opportunities to outsource business.

Sanket Patel
Sanket Patel

Outsourcing work is best for the small business.  In starting thy have to face some difficulties but at the end this process will become smother so now small business units are also be a part of outsourcing business. 

JustHired.com
JustHired.com

You forgot to mention JustHired.com, a site much like Odesk and Elance which will be helping small businesses to save money and freelancers to make money very soon :-)

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why franchising

Outsourcing would be an innovative idea for starting a small business as it is easy to manage and also gives the opportunity to earn more profit and income. Thanks for sharing such amazing information with us.

Sanket Patel
Sanket Patel

 

 Small business owner can also outsource

their business it will really good for them But the outsourcing process

requires some time and investment to find the right vendor, build a working

relationship, and allow your employees to adjust and you should be expertize

and highly skilled.  there are many

freelancer sites which provides clues about outsource your business.

Sanket Patel
Sanket Patel

 Small business owner can also outsource their business it will really good for them But the outsourcing process requires some time and investment to find

the right vendor, build a working relationship, and allow your employees

to adjust and you should be expertize and highly skilled.  there are many freelancer sites which provides clues about outsource your business.