Would you like to earn more money while working fewer hours? Who wouldn’t? One of the ways that successful internet marketers do this is through outsourcing. There are tasks that are time-consuming and not worth your time. There are tasks that require skills that you don’t have. There are tasks that you would rather not do. All of these kinds of tasks are good candidates for outsourcing.
Outsourcing enables you to focus on what you do best, and hire people who do their best at what you’re not good at. Outsourcing allows you to focus on what’s most important for your business while still getting those tasks done that are not as important, but essential for your success.
Whether it’s website design, logo creation, writing, SEO, or a host of other areas, there are freelancers who will do it for you. There are many websites where you can find the help you need, but here are…
7 Sites To Get You Started
There are freelancers out there who are highly competent in areas where your competence may be lacking. They are ready, willing, and able to step in for you, and often at a very reasonable price. Where do you find them? Let’s start with Fiverr.com. Fiverr bills themselves as the “Freelance Services Marketplace for The Lean Entrepreneur.” On Fiverr, you can find freelancers for logo design, graphic design, digital marketing, video, music, programming, and many other areas. Fivver is the largest online market for freelance services, and best of all, many of the freelancers will take your job for $5 (USD).
Freelancer.com is another site for finding freelancers to do website development, graphic design, logo design, software development, software architecture, SEO, internet marketing, Photoshop, data entry, mobile apps, and a good number of other areas. Freelancer.com boasts that they have “27 million professionals on demand.” They also say that they are “the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects.” Their prices start at $90 for graphic design, so if you’re looking for something above the Fiverr pay grade, this may be the right place for you.
Have you considered using Craigslist? Craigslist is the 12th most visited site in the U.S. and 60th worldwide. With 60 million users and over 50 billion pageviews per month, Craiglist is worth a look, plus it’s free. However, with 80 million ads, including 1 million job listings, there is a lot of clutter that can be difficult to cut through. Search for freelancers using keywords, but you’ll have to be careful about screening who you hire. You can advertise your gig and see what response you get. I have gotten good responses both in numbers and quality from Craigslist ads.
If you’re looking for professional-level help for web development, mobile development, customer service, accounting, or a number of other areas, Upwork is a good place to find freelancers. Upwork bills themselves as “the world’s largest online workplace where savvyt businesses and professional freelancers go to work!” Upwork talent works for an hourly rate rather than a set price for a particular gig, so their services are going to be more expensive than Fivver.come. If you need remote services at a reasonable price, Upwork is a good place to look.
Authenticjobs.com is another great place to find talent. Authentic Jobs calls themselves “The leading job board for designers, hackers, and creative pros. It’s more of a full-time position place, but it does take postings for part-time work, and there’s a section for freelancers.
YunoJuno is a site devoted to freelancers, but you must register to use the site.
If you’re looking for “the Top 3% of Freelance Talent,” Toptal is for you. Most of us in the internet marketing world aren’t looking for this level of expensive talent, but if you are, Toptal is the place where you can find them.
I’ve kept this short so as to not overwhelm you with options. What website would you add to this? Your comments and questions, and your likes and shares are invited.