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How to Make Outsourcing Work for You

We all know that outsourcing is simply effective for business — with it, you can do more with less. But, you also have to consciously plan to outsource, so that it can deliver the exact result you have in mind for adopting it. So, how do you make outsourcing work for you? Keep reading to learn more.

First, Do not use Outsourcing because it’s the In-thing

This is the mistake that many businesses make, and at the end, they will feel disappointed for using outsourcing. When you do not define the purpose of wanting to introduce outsourcing in running your business, there won’t be a way to measure the result. So, this leads us to the next tip on how to make outsourcing work for you.

Define Your Purpose for Outsourcing

Yes, spell out the reason you want to adopt this business tool. Is it that you are short-staffed and you want to fill in the gap by outsourcing some of the tasks? Or does it feel like salary is eating deep into your business profit, and you are looking for a way to cut back on salary expenses?

Other reasons business owners may want to use outsourcing is to fill in skill gap or access a larger pool of experts. Whatever the reason is, you have to make it clear and unmistakable. This way, it won’t be difficult to determine whether or not outsourcing is working for you.

Determine what to Outsource

What exactly do you want to outsource? Do you want to outsource help desk, admin, HR, or online marketing? It’s important you determine what you want to outsource before thinking of the right contractors to contact for the task.

In determining what to outsource, your outsourcing goal should be a driving force. For instance, if your goal is to free up time by outsourcing, then you should look at those tasks that take up the most time — they are the most likely tasks to outsource based on your goal. Typical examples of such tasks include administrative tasks such as bookkeeping, online promotional campaigns, secretarial tasks (you can get virtual assistants to handle all of your emails, bookings and more) and other routine-oriented tasks.

Look for the Right Persons to Outsource to

The right persons, in this case, are experts who are specialized in performing the task you want to outsource. They should also have experience and proofs of expertise on the tasks you want to outsource to them. As much as possible, see if you can speak with a business in your niche or industry that they have rendered similar service to so that you can determine if the client was satisfied or not.

Finally, to make outsourcing work for you, make sure you track an outsourced project to a conclusive end.

Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.

One Response to “How to Make Outsourcing Work for You”

  1. Chris Cooper says:

    This Daven Michaels is really true to his words… I love you man.. keep inspiring

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