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Where to Outsource for Cheap

If you want to get things done, but you face several issues such as:

  1. You don’t know how to do
  2. You don’t like to do
  3. You don’t want to waste time doing

Then you need to outsource. The place where you can simple things get done is: http://www.fiverr.com

Every project/task (they call it a gig) costs only US$5.00. It’s cheap.

There are so many things you can hire people to do things for you such as:

  • design logo, graphics, ebook cover
  • write press release, article
  • HTML, programming
  • video editing, professional voice-overs
  • technical support
  • boring repetitive tasks such as SEO (search engine optimization) work
  • bizarre task: ask people to sing you a song, draw a cartoon for you.
  • you name it, most likely you can find it….

Tips: There are thousands of providers out there, try to find somebody who has good ratings such as “top-rated seller” or with many positive reviews.

On the other hand, if you want to earn some part-time income or build your portfolio, you can also provide your service too if you have the expertise.

I use this service frequently, normally for tasks that I find is repetitive (SEO) or things that I can’t do such as graphic designs.

My Writers Are My Right-Hand Men

article writing

One of the things that I can’t do well is writing. In the online world, content is king. So what if I can’t write? That’s not going to stop me. I simply outsourced my content creation to somebody who can do a better job than I – someone who loves writing and is passionate about it.

At the moment I have 2 writers and I also engage the service of a SEO company who provides articles writings. Thus, I get my needed content for my websites from three different sources. I got my writers from FreeLancer. One is from the United States and the other is a Filipino. I don’t pay them on a monthly basis but rather on per-project. So, an article project can range from 10-20 articles each time.

I must say that I am quite fortunate that my writers are pretty good. But sometimes, being pure writers, they are not really aware of the marketing aspect. So, I need to tell them how to write a more compelling title, how to write a more SEO-friendly article etc. I have heard of horror stories where some writers are pure crap, copy-and-paste and can’t even string a grammatically-correct sentence.

So, I am very careful when selecting my writers in FreeLancer.com. Normally, I will ask them to submit 2 sample articles to evaluate their writing skills and I will also test them whether they can follow simple instructions (a trick I used that will filter away 80% of the unqualified bidders :P). My logic is simple:  if they can’t even follow basic instructions now, how can you ask them to write your articles based on more complicated instructions?

My writers are my right-hand man because they are the crucial in my online business. They write for me in the background so that I can focus on building my websites and traffic generation. For those who are into internet marketing, it’s best that you leave the content creation part to the professionals while you focus on the more important aspect of marketing your website.

P.S. I wrote this post. I didn’t outsourced it. You can see my writings suck! LOL.