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  • Advanced Tools For Online Marketing Part 1

    Posted on Timeless Kathy Sammons 27 comments

    Do you ask for help when you do not have the time to finish all of your tasks of online marketing?  If so, who do your ask that you can trust?   To help you answer that, we are first going to learn about the problem, then we will answer the questions.

    So, you have been marketing online for over a year and you are now so busy following up on leads that you are running out of time to do your marketing.  Well,  you cannot stop doing what is working, you cannot ignore what got you where you are.  So, now what are you going to do?

    You started this business so that you could have extra time with your family.  But, now all of your time is spent trying to keep up.  The good thing about having all of those leads coming in, you should be making money!  So, now you have a decision to make, is it time to start out-sourcing?

    Outsourcing often refers to the process of subcontracting to a third-party. While outsourcing may be viewed as a component to the growing division of labor encompassing all societies, the term did not enter the English-speaking lexicon until the 1980s.  It has been perceived in negative terms when seen as international outsourcing of jobs.  But, what we are talking about here is a way of streamlining all of the tasks that an independent entrepreneur has to preform to succeed in their business.

    Let’s take a look at a few of them:

    http://www.elance.com/

    Elance is a great way to get your work done.  You will find quality experts and you only have to pay for results.  Elance is an easy, cost-effective way to help you become more productive.

    http://www.guru.com/

    There are over 1 million members at Guru.com.  It is actually the largest online source for freelance assistance and they focus on quality freelance services.  They are proud to be noted as experts with a proven track record.  They work very hard at talent-to-project matching and business performance improvement.

    http://freelanceswitch.com/

    FreelanceSwitch is a community of expert freelancers from around the world.  If you have a job that you want done, just post that job on the free job ad board.  They have professional designers, bloggers, photographers, illustrators, as well as, many other freelancers.  Just post a job and you will be contacted.

    This is and update to the original post:

    http://www.odesk.com

    Once I submitted this post, it was brought to my attention that there is another valuable resource for outsourcing.  Odesk.com lets you select professionals based on work history, portfolio, feedback ratings, and test scores.  You pay only for time verifiably spent working for you!  They have a unique Work Diary where you can see that the time billed is time worked and of course you only pay for time verifiably spent working for you. It’s also secure, accurate and safe.

    So, if you are at the stage in your business that you are feeling the need to relieve some of the stress of over work, I am sure that you will be able to find some help from these service providers.  The cost of using them at first, maybe a little painful, but the benefits of higher productivity and lower stress will certainly out weigh that pain!

    Keep your eyes open for the next post on this subject, where we are taking outsourcing to the next level.

    Let me know if you are using any of these sources and how you would rate them by leaving a comment below.

    Here’s to your success,

    Kathy

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    • http://LinusRuzicka.com/ Linus Ruzicka

      Kathy,

      Each time I think about outsourcing, it's always one of those tasks that's on the back burner.

      After reading your post here, I now have a little more clarity as where to go.

      Thanks for the helpful hints.

      God Bless,

      Linus Ruzicka

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Thanks for stopping by. You never know, maybe you would be even more profitable if you did use someone to do those back burner jobs… just a thought.

      Kathy

    • Anonymous

      Hey Kathy,nThanks for sharing these resources. I didn’t know that guru.com and freelanceswitch.com even existed. Outsourcing is an area most marketers ignore since they aren’t really sure how to proceed. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.nnThis is why I keep coming back.nnTo Your Continued Success,nBill

    • http://www.carlosanastacio.com/ CARLOS

      Kathy,nThanks for sharing some of your top resources for outsourcing .It does help to outsource tasks that take way too much time or are beyond our knowledge. The hard part is finding that key person, once that is covered it’s outsource galore time…lol

    • http://www.soledadtyler.com/ Soledad

      Very good resources! Thanks so much for posting them. It’s always good to have them when things get overwhelming!

    • http://zackcovell.com/ Zack Covell

      Outsourcing Resources HeLp! is hard to find without some good, solid recommendations like these Kathy! Thanks…nnIn the past 3 months I’ve joined the lists of many top marketers and I’ve purchased, learned, applied, and tested a whole bunch of techniques to better and more rapidly market my name and my brand online, but only a few have panned out. nnMost recently I saw a recommendation for a company that makes the fancy little pictures of products you produce and the company designs a CD / DVD cover template and then mass replicates the CD / DVD covers and logos as if your digital product is now a hard-copy product. It’s called e-Covers.nnAnyways, thanks for the pointing me in the right direction Kathy!

    • http://JohnStoneBlog.com John Stone

      Kathy,I have used some outsourcing. I will check out the links you provided. Thanks.John

    • http://www.Bertmcclure.com/ Bert

      Kathy,
      I just hit that point of needing to outsource.

      Boy has it made a difference in the short time I've been doing it.
      Another outsourcing website is http://www.odesk.com, I found a good article
      outsourcer there.

      You are the queen of tools and time savers,
      ~Bert

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Bert mentioned this one too, http://www.odesk.com . He found a good article outsource there.
      Hope all is well,
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Right one Carlos!!!
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Thanks for stopping by, good to see you again.
      I hope all is well,
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      You are more than welcome. Thanks for that little tidbit on the CD/DVD covers and logos.
      Hope all is well,
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      What sources have you used and how would you rate them? If they are good then I need to do a revision of this post to make sure I get the good ones out there.
      Thanks
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Bert, thanks for the other source, I will put that with the other ones and may do a revision. How would you rate odesk? How did you find it? I sent this on to Paul because he was interested in outsourcing.

      Thanks for your comments,
      Kathy

    • http://JohnStoneBlog.com John Stone

      Kathy,

      I use Odesk.com. You go in and post the job you want done and you will receive bids from multiple people. You then choose the ones you want to interview and then give the job to the one you like the best. I have gone through two or three people to get to one I really liked. There is a rating system and comments from people that have used them before.
      John

    • http://www.katherinedroguett.com/ Katherine Droguett

      Kathy;

      Thanks for posting this information, it is so helpful to know where to go when it's time to use some help, especially when you are trying to run a family and a business at the same time. I can't wait for the 2nd part.

      Great post :)

      Katherine

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Great info John, I really appreciate it. I will definitely add that to the list and re-post for future traffic.
      Hope all is well,
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      That is one thing that we can not get enough of… time. So, we have to find ways of using it wisely.
      Kathy

    • http://www.cassiestrom.com/ Cassie Strom

      Hey Kathy!
      Good to know these sites…. I've been wanting to look into this more lately. Thanks for sharing :)

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      There was another that was suggested to me, it is called odesk.com. John Stone has used them and had been pretty happy.
      Take Care,
      Kathy

    • http://meetyole.com Yo Le

      Kathy,

      Most people don't understand that if they are doing everything… you're just self employed and NOT really running a business. ALL successful business owners outsource or have staff.

      Those are all great resources for outsourcing!

      Thanks again,

      - Yo

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      I am looking forward to outsourcing very soon.
      Kathy

    • http://www.seoconsult.co.uk Jack

      I totally agree you Kathy.Outsourcing is a nice job to do and the links you have described here in this blog are great and helpful.

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Hey Jack, thanks for stopping by, I hope that this was helpful as you said.
      Take care,
      Kathy

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    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Thanks for coming by!

      Kathy Sammons

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