Using Money to Buy Back Time - The Power of Outsourcing

02-July-2012
02-July-2012 9:01
in Start Up Business Advice
by Admin

If you really thought about it, you would be absolutely amazed at how many things can be outsourced, but only if you know what you’re doing and can express your needs clearly and concisely. If you can’t, or have difficulty hiring the right people to get the job done, then you may want to look into our managed outsourcing service managing.  As this article on effective outsourcing shows, it's not without its pitfalls.

Many people think of outsourcing as “hiring someone overseas, but this is an incredibly outdated definition. These days, outsourcing just means no need to hire an in-house employee when a freelance or contractor can do it for you more efficiently. Once you realize that outsourcing is simply hiring a freelancer to work for you in the short term, then a whole new world of options opens up to you.

The following list of 150 common business tasks can all be easily outsourced, and should hopefully spark your imagination for ways you can delegate the everyday tasks that need to be done in your business.

  1. Accounting
  2. Accounts Payable
  3. Accounts Receivable
  4. Ad Writing
  5. Administrative Assistance
  6. Advertising Placements
  7. Affiliate Banner Design
  8. Affiliate Product Research
  9. Affiliate Program Setup
  10. Article Directory Submissions
  11. Article Writing
  12. Article Marketing
  13. Audio Editing
  14. Autoresponder Series Writing
  15. Blog Content
  16. Blog Upgrades
  17. Bookkeeping
  18. Brand Reputation Management
  19. Branding and Publicity
  20. Brochure Layout
  21. Budgeting & Forecasting
  22. Building Maintenance
  23. Business Analysis
  24. Business Plans
  25. Classified Ad Submissions
  26. Classified Ad Writing
  27. Cleaning
  28. Complaints Management
  29. Contracts
  30. Copyright
  31. Copywriting
  32. Custom WordPress Installations
  33. Customer Satisfaction Monitoring
  34. Customer Support
  35. Data Entry
  36. Desktop Publishing
  37. Direct Mail Management
  38. Direct Marketing Management
  39. Directory Submissions
  40. Directory Listing Management
  41. Disclaimers and Terms of Use
  42. Document Formatting
  43. Domain Name Research
  44. eBook Makeovers
  45. eBook Writing
  46. eCommerce
  47. eCover Design
  48. Editing Books
  49. Editorial Content
  50. Electronic Commerce
  51. Email Handling
  52. Email Marketing Campaigns
  53. Email Whitelisting
  54. Event Planning
  55. eZine Article Submissions
  56. eZine Content
  57. eZine Editing
  58. Facebook Updates
  59. Facebook Advertising
  60. Fact-Checking
  61. FAQ Writing
  62. Forum Posting
  63. Forum Moderation
  64. Flyer Design
  65. Flyering
  66. General Office Help
  67. Ghostwriting
  68. Google Analytics Setup
  69. Google Analytics Monitoring
  70. Google Adwords Management
  71. Graphic Design
  72. Helpdesk Support
  73. Inbound Marketing
  74. Internet Research
  75. Inventory Management
  76. Keyword Research
  77. Keyword Rich Content
  78. Knowledgebase Building
  79. Landing Page Copy
  80. Landing Page Design
  81. Landing Page Layout
  82. Lead Generation
  83. Leaflet Distribution
  84. Legal Research
  85. Legal Transcription
  86. Link Building
  87. Link Strategy
  88. Live Chat Support
  89. Logo Design
  90. Manage eBay Listings
  91. Market Research
  92. Medical Billing
  93. Medical Law
  94. Medical Transcription
  95. MySpace Updates
  96. Newsletter Publication
  97. Newsletters
  98. Offline Marketing Strategy
  99. Order Fulfillment
  100. Payroll
  101. Photoshop Design
  102. Plugin Installations
  103. Powerpoint Presentations
  104. Press Release Submissions
  105. Press Releases
  106. Privacy Policies
  107. Product Reviews
  108. Proofreading
  109. Public Relations
  110. Records Management
  111. Refund Processing
  112. Sales & Marketing
  113. Sales Representation
  114. Sales Training
  115. Salesletter Copywriting
  116. Scheduling Teleseminars
  117. Search Engine Marketing
  118. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  119. Shopping Cart Setup
  120. Social Bookmarking
  121. Social Media Management
  122. Social Media Marketing
  123. Speech Writing
  124. Spreadsheet Management
  125. Squidoo Development
  126. Subject Matter Experts
  127. Tax Returns
  128. Technical Writing
  129. Telemarketing
  130. Telephone Support
  131. Thank You’s and Follow Up Notes
  132. Transcription
  133. Translation (any language)
  134. Travel research
  135. Twitter Updates
  136. User Guides
  137. Voicemail Handling
  138. Video Editing
  139. Video Marketing
  140. Video Optimisation
  141. Virtual Assistant
  142. Web Buttons and Banners
  143. Web Content
  144. Web Design
  145. Web Host Management
  146. Webmaster Services
  147. Website Maintenance
  148. Word Document Templates
  149. Word Processing
  150. Writing and Editing

That's it.  150.  Count them if you want.  Hopefully, that's inspired you.  And remember, if you want help picking out the best freelancer for your needs, contact us about our managed outsourcing service.