Making outsourcing more affordable is the dream of virtually every small business owner. Outsourcing is already affordable — that is a known fact —- but the good news is that you can make it even more affordable through the tips provided in our article titled How Do You Plan Outsourcing to Make it Affordable? Now, it’s time to learn how to start affordable outsourcing.
Tip #1: Adopt Bit by Bit Outsourcing
One of the tactics for achieving affordable outsourcing is to outsource tasks bit by bit. So, start by handing over one project per time. If you decide to hand over the projects to the outsourcing partner at once, the cost burden will be much on your business as you will be footing all your variable costs all at once.
Besides, when you assign the projects one after the other, it will help minimize both mistakes and risks, especially if you are just getting started with outsourcing or working with the outsourcing partner for the first time.
Tip #2: Get the Right Independent Contractors for Your Project
After planning, you need to take the bold step to go look for the right outsourcing partner for your project. Luckily, you are not going to be knocking at doors to check who has the right skills for your project.
The internet has made outsourcing solution so easy to adopt. From your comfort zone, you can search, interview, and hire the best help desk outsourcing or other outsourcing service providers. It will only take a few clicks to achieve this.
Luckily, today’s labor market offers an increasing number of freelances or independent contractors in different fields of endeavors. So, supply is more than enough to meet demand. Since most of these freelancers work from home, they incur the less overhead cost and as a result, are able to charge competitive prices for different outsourcing projects and tasks.
One of the ways to find the right contractors for an outsourcing project is to post an ad online. You may also log on directly to trusted outsourcing websites to find contractors. When you post your job, you are better off asking the contractor to bid than stating DOE — Depends On Experience — on the remuneration section. Focus on applicants with both relevant experience/skill and low bid – a budget that fits into your budget.
You may also have to take a cue from your competitors or other small businesses using an outsourcing solution. One of the best ways to find the right independent contractor tasks is to get a recommendation from those who are already leveraging outsourcing in your niche or industry.
When you eventually hire the best hand, make sure you monitor the outsourced project from start to finish.
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.