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Should You Outsourcing Your Work To Others Or Not

Sep 11, 2008
Speaking of work less and make more, have you ever read the book "The 4 Hour Workweek"? If not, have you at least heard of it? Back to 2007, it got a lot of press, and it also rose to the top of the New York Time's Bestsellers List.

The book is basically about outsourcing most of your work to other people so that you can make a lot of money without doing a lot of the work. It's about delegating responsibilities to others and outsourcing your work to others.

If you are doing your own business online, I believe that you think or at least thought about outsourcing some of your work to others, it is no doubt and we all do it from time to time. Most people believe when they can no longer find the time to do all the work by themselves, then it is the time to outsource the work to others. However, this isn't the right answer.

The correct answer is that you should outsource as soon as you can afford to pay someone to do some of the things that you do. This way can help you get time to do other things - more productive things. And you can make even more money.

Well, the question is: What work should you outsource? The answer is quite simple.

The first work you should outsource are the ones that take very little thought, such as some simple inputting jobs or maybe even writing some basic articles. These things can be time consuming and they can be done well by just about anyone you can find to hire. So those are the things you should automatically outsource.

The very last things you want to outsource are those things that you are really good at and / or those things you enjoy of doing. For example, if you are really good at designing websites, then this would be the last thing you would want to outsource because you probably wouldn't get any near as good as a product that you can design yourself.

If in case you are not sure about whether it is worth to outsource or not, there are two things to think about.

The first one is if you aren't good at what you need to get done, and then you should outsource it. Such as if you are a horrible writer then hire someone to write that eBook for you.

The second thing you should think about is asking yourself this question - Is outsourcing your work to others is worth for you?

To figure this out is not difficult, you just need to calculate how long it would take you to complete a specific task. Follow by think about how much your time is worth, and then see if what you'd have to pay is less, or about the same, or more if you outsourced it.

For example, let's say you want a 50 pages eBook be written. You are a decent writer but not a great writer. So you calculate that it would take you 30 hours to do the research and a day to write the book. Take that 30 hours and multiply if by $25 (this is how much you are worth each hour) to get $750.

If you can get the eBook written by someone else for less than $750 then it is certainly worth you to outsource your written project to others. Regardless how much money it makes you after it's written, you've already saved money on the eBook.

It is hard to say outsource your work to others is good or bad choice, sometime outsourcing may not be the best answer. However, it can free you to focus on more strategic, higher-value activities, but only if you discipline yourself to use the freed-up time appropriately.

To get the most out of outsourcing, you need to think longer-term, about moves with the level outcomes you want, like improved return on investment (ROI) or greater returns.
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Ann Liu, a certified professional Internet marketer and author of Online Profiting. To learn how YOU too can succeed in Internet and affiliate marketing, please visit http://Marketingbyann.com
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