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Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Why every entrepreneur should consider it.
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  • You need one early
  • Use it to sell your vision to investors
  • You need a designer, developer, or story teller
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Stay lean

  • You need a specialized skill early but not forever...
  • You have an idea, but not a long range plan yet.
  • Only pay for what you actually need.
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Test your team

  • Temp to Full-time
  • Trail period
  • Hiring and firing is expensive
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Be forced to know what you want

  • Forced to define vision and actual tasks needed to complete it
  • Forces you to look at actual skills needed.
  • Will need to define for contractor and yourself.
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Live and die by 80/20 rule

  • Do what you do best
  • Hire for what others do best (logo, etc...)
  • Focus on the 20% of what you do that really adds value.
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You can't afford not to

  • Rates in another country are much lower.
  • Workers in those countrys are highly qualified.
  • They are hungry and will do the work quickly.
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You are worth more than you think

  • Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
  • Opportunity cost is a big deal. What should you be doing?...
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You can outsource anything

  • web research
  • customer service
  • accounting
  • blog and copy writing
  • Social media marketing
  • personal and administrative tasks
  • blog comment moderation
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Have others working while you sleep!

  • Assign a task to someone in India, go to bed, wake up and its done!

Where to outsource

  • Elance
  • Odesk
  • V Worker
  • Fiverr
  • Ask Sunday
  • Virtual Assistant Job Board
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