Outsource Your Life: The Price you Pay

Is outsourcing too expensive?

If you have time to watch this video on outsourcing by John Reese I encourage you to do so. It’s free,  and it has great information too. Click here for John Reese’s Video

First, there are the independent VA’s, who provide professional assistance from their homes. The second type of VA is the type that works for you from a corporate premises. Whichever one you pick, price will vary. In this post you will figure out which is more convenient for you and you will see how it could cost you to hire someone to do some of your most time wasting tasks.

How much it costs to get some tasks outsourced for a business is not a big deal.

For something as low as $60 a week you can free up to 10 hours of your work. Can you imagine what you could do with an extra 10 hours of week?

Workout, write more articles, do more networking, spend more time with the family, RELAX?

Don’t worry about it; it really comes down to how much are you willing to pay. The way I see it, there is a market for you. If you are only willing to pay $100 to get most of your stuff done, you will find somebody.

For people in third world countries this is a lot of money. In some of these countries this is more than enough; it’s technically an average monthly income in some places, so you don’t have to feel bad.

Elance.com is a company that is so well known, you can find virtual assistants to do any of these kinds of task:

-Web and Programming

If you were to hire some company or individual to do this type of work in the U.S., it would cost you around $100-300 per hour to get some of these kinds of tasks done, compared to other places like India and Asia.outsourcework

-Writing and Translation

If you are looking for people to write, copy, or just translate some articles, the same prices apply here. Anywhere from $100-375 per hour compared to prices in other countries with almost the same skill level as somebody in a western country.

-Sales and Marketing

If you are struggling to find somebody to do your marketing online as well as run part of your sales, you can also find that elance.com has over 6000 people/companies waiting for you to pay them prices as low as $5 an hour.

The main point that I want you to understand is that if you have been worried about how much it’s going to cost you to find people to do a lot of this work, for you to have some freedom,

Don’t worry, you can afford it.

Elance.com is definitely the way to go when you want to get things done. There are other ways too, that you can get some work done in a cost effective and efficient manner, but I recommend elance.com.

So go check them out for yourself and get started on hiring others to do what you hate doing, so you can do more entertaining or productive things with your time.

Where to find affordable outsourcing?

14 companies you can use to outsource your work

  1. Elance.com
  2. Odesk.com
  3. Limeexchange.com
  4. freelancer.com
  5. Scriplance.com
  6. Rentacoder.com
  7. guru.com
  8. jobs.freelanceswitch.com
  9. directfreelance.com
  10. freelancejobopenings.com
  11. vois.com
  12. serebraconnect.com
  13. sologig.com
  14. welive2carel.com

Fiverr.com is another site I am adding to the list, it looks more like a site for something that needs done quick and not much time or effort put in; it seems like it’s more of a fun site if you are looking to outsource just some silly stuff one day, they will do it for five dollars. I am going to give it a shot soon and tell you what I think.

When you do outsource it’s important to do your research to bid effectively. If you don’t prepare yourself you will end up paying too much. I find it’s good practice to offer a bonus on completion, as long as the job is satisfactory.

Bonus tips for bloggers looking to outsource tasks

  • Outsource tip #1: Pay to get a design done

Do you think it’s worth it to have a unique design that you can captivate your readers when they come over to your site? Nowadays, where you have so much competition in every niche you want to have a design that really stands out from what others have.

I recommend you outsource this task if you want to have a original and unique design that stand out from the crowd.

  • Outsource tip #2: Let the pros do the SEO (search engine optimization)

This can really take some time and it can be time consuming. If you don’t know how to implement the SEO strategies yourself let the pros do it. Trust me, it’s much more effective and rewarding.

  • Outsource tip #3: Directory submission to get back links

Another one of those time consuming tasks that you can have someone do for you so you can be writing more awesome content. It is up to you if you just want to keep using an automated software or hire a VA (virtual assistant).

Okay so there you have it. If you been afraid of hiring a virtual assistant (VA) and you didn’t want to outsource your work because you are a bit skeptical I hope this post gave you peace of mind.

Related Resources:

Outsourcing Life

Save the Day the Virtual Way

Ultimate Way to Escape the 9 to 5: Outsourcing

How To Deal With Outsourcers

Outsourcing 101 | Profitable Business Ideas that Work!!

If you had the chance to outsource things that you don’t like to do, would you do it for $400 a month? Is it really worth it to you?

(Only one of these links is an affiliate link. So don’t buy anything if you don’t think its of value to you. )

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  • outsource design

    I read the whole article.Thank you for the nice tips that you shared to us.This article is very advantageous to the beginner in outsourcing. This can help also to the businessman and women who are going to outsource their business.

  • Tom Wabwire

    I am 50 years old and expreinced in sales and marketing at senior corporate designastion. I enjoy what I so for customers ans would like to sharw my axperiwnce and akills with others in avirtual on line network. Iam availabe to be contaxted for an evaluaion sessoin.


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