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Outsourcing Projects on the Internet
Outsourcing websites are some of the best tools that an online entrepreneur can have in his/her tool kit.
What are outsourcing websites? These are sites like eLance.com, Rentacoder.com and others where there is a tremendous pool of talent waiting for the opportunity to bid on your job and help you.
Generally, as entrepreneurs, we are one man/woman shows. We cannot possibly know all about everything. I once heard a saying that the smart person is the one who knows how much he doesn’t know. We need to have resources to call upon when we hit that roadblock where we recognize that we need help.
The resources that we need can usually be found through one of these sites. Examples of work that you can have done on eLance.com include creation of a new logo (Boomer logo), translation of English to Italian for a Google Adword campaign, moving and converting a phpBB discussion forum, reorganize a MySQL database, posting articles to numerous article sites, ghost writing, legal services, accounting services, web page design and creation, creation of a web site for book reviews, etc. This list goes on and on.
The contractors on these sites make their living by doing a good job for a reasonable fee. If they do not perform well, they receive negative feedback (just like eBay) and future customers will not do business with them.
When evaluating a contactor half way around the world, look how long the company or individual has been in business, look at the projects that they have done, study the feedback on the company. This process is very similar to studying an item on eBay to see if you want to trust the seller to perform.
It seems that many entrepreneurs are uncomfortable doing business with a stranger half way around the world. Do your homework and make a decision based on solid research. The entrepreneurs who forge ahead are the ones who do not agonize over the problem, but rather find the talent to help them define and implement the solution.
eLance is a great resource for this. If you do not use it to your advantage, you will not progress well at being an Internet entrepreneur.
Go to eLance and sign up as a user at http://www.elance.com. It does not cost anything to register and you can learn about eLance on the site. When you get there, look for the “Learn More” box and click the links in it. This will give you all the information that you need to know about using eLance.
With the assistance of eLance experts, may all your future projects be successful.
Copyright 2006 John Howe, Inc.
About the Author: John V. W. Howe is an entrepreneur, author, inventor, patent holder, husband, father, and grandfather. He has been involved in entrepreneurial activities for over 40 years. He founded www.boomer-ezine.com and www.retirement-jobs-online.com to help Boomers (baby boomers) become entrepreneurs when they retire.