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Tips For Outsourcing

 

How to Avoid the Outsourcing Nightmare Experience

There are numerous benefits to be derived from outsourcing for both you and your business. However, it is something you need to approach with extreme caution. Most importantly, you must know exactly what you want and must give clear instructions to the person you are hiring to work for you. One of the biggest errors people make when outsourcing is giving vague instructions expecting the person they are hiring to know exactly what they want.

Unless you clearly spell it out to them, nobody is going to know what your vision is.  If you fail to provide specifics when giving instructions you are highly likely to be very dissatisfied with the results. You are going to end up wasting a lot of time having the project done over, and sometimes many times over.

 

So take your time and figure out what exactly it is you want to be done before placing an order. If you desire to have a web-page design in a particular way, provide a similar web-page and say, “I want it done like this one.” If you want a plugin to provide a specific function, make sure that it’s completely outlined before approaching the outsourcer to have the work done. If it’s a logo you want, provide specific instructions together with an example or examples of what it is you are looking for.

 

Most people don’t do these things when they first start outsourcing and in most cases always end badly. Do not neglect to take the time to outline clearly what it is you want to have done before approaching the outsourcer. And do not forget to be always as specific as you possibly can.

 

Getting Started With Your Outsourcer

It is not advisable to begin working with an outsourcer before knowing or at least having some sort of proof that they are capable of providing quality work, that they are reliable, and can communicate well with you first. The last thing you will want is to forward to them a large or very important project that is crucial to the smooth functioning of your business before knowing if they are legitimate or not. That would be a sure formula for disaster.

What you should do first is to give them something small and not so important to your business. See how the handle that and then decide how to proceed from there. As an example: Let’s say you desire to have your entire website redesigned, in order to test their skills, have then redo a banner or a page first.

 

Apart from their actual skill, the main thing you are zeroing on is reliability. Will they meet the deadline that they themselves set to get the job done? I have long discovered that although skill and talent are very important when choosing someone to get a specific job done, they are not the only area to consider. For me, a good character comes first.

There are lots of highly talented people out there (both on and offline) and not all are reliable and can get things done within specific deadlines.

So when you find the ones that are reliable – hold fast to them and don’t let go. They are invaluable resources to both you and your business.

How to Keep Things Business

When working with outsourcers, it is not advisable to become their friend – that’s a big mistake. Does this sound strange to you? Well, hear me out. Let’s suppose you are hiring workers to do projects on a regular basis. Eventually, a time will come when you will have to dismiss someone for not doing their job. It’s unfortunate but inevitable when you are an employer. How nice it would be if everyone always completed their work on time, but that does not happen.

 

When the time comes for the dismissal of someone for not getting their work done it would be much harder for you to let them go if you are emotionally attached to them. You might be inclined to overlook their inefficiency over and over again. This is a big mistake.

 

Yes, I know…this is sounding cold and harsh. Decide which is of more importance – the person’s hurt feelings or your income or livelihood. If they are not producing at the level that meets your expectations, and on time, it is THEIR fault that they are being fired. Anyway, to avoid things reaching this point, be careful to maintain an emotional distance from the people you outsource work to.

I have barely touched the surface of the subject of OUTSOURCING with this short article.

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Make Money Online

It’s undeniable that the Internet is one of the coolest and quickest ways to generate income. The internet is not prejudiced towards anyone, meaning that ANYONE can do it irrespective of age, gender, class, nationality, or creed. All that’s required is a working computer, access to the internet and basic knowledge of the money-making system and you can begin to make money online.

As you become involved in the process of making money online, you have a limitless volume of clients the world over – it’s just like having your own business offline 24/7. However, the major difference is, you can automate many of the normally tiresome and boring tasks.

The technology available today affords even a newbie the ability to begin generating serious online income. Even with minimum knowledge about making money online, you can start by just following the detailed directions and recommendations given here on this website. It is unrealistic to expect to become a millionaire off the internet by tomorrow morning or even by the next 6 months. Those who say you can are most likely scammers. Don’t forget – when it sounds too good to be true it’s a scam.

There are many ways you can use to make money online. However, to avoid information overload and becoming overwhelmed it is advisable to focus on one at a time, especially when now starting out. Surveys conducted showed that information overload is the leading factor that contributes to %90 of newbie failures. Having said that, let’s examine the affiliate marketing way of making money online.

Affiliate Marketing

In its basic form, affiliate marketing is the process of selling other people’s products online for a commission.  This is really an excellent way to start because:

  1. There isn’t the need to produce products of your own.
  2. You need not worry about product fulfilment or customer service.
  3. Owning a webpage is not necessary.
  4. It’s easy and fast to begin

Because (for example) the world’s biggest online retailer  Amazon.com  uses affiliate networks, you can be certain affiliate marketing is a genuine business. (Amazon is a public listed giant company)

On joining their network you are given your own affiliate link. Whenever someone clicks on that link they are immediately taken to Amazon.com and you will instantly make money if they purchase anything. The entire process is short and simple.

However, Amazon’s commission percentage is only 6% for newcomers and it is going to take a long time to make even $100. Because of this, I suggest Clickbank.

Clickbank

Clickbank.com is an affiliate network that is highly credible and produces 350 million dollars in revenue annually. Basically, an affiliate network is commission-structured sales scheme. You recommend a website to your website visitors and earn a percentage of any sales generated by them. An affiliate commission is what this percentage of sales is known as. Both you and the site benefit – the site by the sales it couldn’t have made otherwise without you, and you by the commission as an affiliate.

I certainly endorse Clickbank to begin quickly and easily. You can sign up for free at www.Clickbank.com. Clickbank is suitable for anyone with an interest in generating income on the internet.

I choose Clickbank instead of Amazon because Cnickbank’s commission percentages are generally higher and also its conversion rates.

Amazon’s affiliate commission is between 6% and 10% (only top affiliates qualify for the top rate of 10%) whereas, the majority of the vendors at Clickbank pay affiliates around 50% and 75% commission, so you sometimes earn more than the vender for the sales you make.

Amazon’s cookies (information stored on a computer) survives for 24 hours, while Clickbank’s survives for 60 days. Example:  Johnny clicks my affiliate link, lands on Clickbank vendor’s site but didn’t purchase the product he intended to. 3 weeks later he decides to purchase the product and does so. Even though it 3 weeks later, I still get the commission because the information in Clickbank’s cookie lasts for 60 days.

When someone purchases something from Clickbank they can download it immediately and doesn’t have to wait around.  Most of the items sold on Clickbank affiliate network are downloadable information products, so you have no cost for shipping.

Choosing Products to Promote

There are thousands of products in the Clickbank marketplace to choose from to promote, and the E-business/E-marketing type is among the best. Here are four reasons why this is so:

  1. You can generate more income selling because usually, the percentage rates of commission in this category is usually 50% and over and the majority of the products come with upsells, so you stand a good chance of earning commission on other products that would most likely be purchased by the customer.
  2. Because internet marketing and online business is an evergreen subject, you will never have trouble finding fresh and unique products to promote.
  3. E-marketing and E-business type products convert well as it is very competitive among online marketers. This is very good news for you being an affiliate, but very unpleasant if you are the vendor.
  4. People in E-business/E-marketing type usually purchase numerous product because there are lots of things to learn about internet marketing and generating income online.

Now, as said above, the E-business/E-marketing type is only one among the best types. The Health and Wellness type is just as excellent to promote.

Please note that this short post is only meant to give you an idea of how affiliate marketing works. If you feel your interest is aroused you desire to get involved, you should first find yourself a tutor to guide you along the way. In this way, you will save yourself the ordeal of going around in circles for years and getting nowhere.

However, you must be prepared to give it time and to be consistent as there is no quick and easy way to make money online. If you are mindful of this through-out, you will reach your destination much faster than you think.

 

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