The absolute best time to start outsourcing was five years ago. That was before everybody jumped on the outsourcing bandwagon, salaries in other countries went up, and the outsource worker pool filled up with quick-buck chasing “workers”.
The SECOND best time to start outsourcing is NOW.
The absolute WORST time to start outsourcing is:
We are barely into a new year, with new challenges and opportunities. Challenges that will test you and opportunities that may escape you. You’re going to need help.
Think for a moment how you will want to be at the end of 2013.
Will you still be reading blogs about Internet Marketing, thinking “Someday, I will try to make money online”?
Or will you be thinking, “Wow. Setting up the blog and putting out the newsletter wasn’t that hard. I should have done this years ago!”
I am all too familiar with the “paralysis by analysis” phenomenon. It wasn’t long ago that I thought I had to become a master of Microsoft’s FrontPage to build web pages. Since then, I have found that details are unimportant and can be easily farmed out. What counts is getting things done and published.
Now, while I pride myself on being able to do most webmaster work; I don’t feel the need to HAVE to do it. So instead of me updating ads on one of my sites, for example, I send a message to my webmaster and have him take care of it. That leaves me more time to concentrate on other items.
So, how did I get started? After a year of research (paralysis by analysis), I finally bit the bullet and hired an outsource worker. Was this worker a shining star who made my life as a marketer perfect? No way. I had to go through a painful learning experience. But that experience has made me a much better manager for the workers who followed.
Make this the year you finally get started on outsourcing!
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