What are the best projects to outsource to overseas workers?  You’d be surprised how much you can delegate outside of your office.  

In order to be successful at this process, there are some steps that you need to take now to get ready:

1.   Make a list of tasks. 

Your first step in this process should always be to make a list of all the tasks that need to be done in your business — consider what you are currently doing and others are doing for you.  Try to make it as complete as possible. 

2.  Highlight tasks that could be done virtually.

Go through your list and highlight tasks that could be done virtually.  Some great tasks to start with are:  submitting articles to article directories;  formatting ebooks to publication; graphic design for website headers, logos, business cards, etc.;  following key people on social media; responding to common questions via email; transcription. 

While there are many more tasks that can be outsourced, the above list includes things I have personally had success outsourcing overseas, and I believe you can too!

3.  Pick one task and post a job.

Pay attention to this step.  One of the mistakes that business owners often make is to try to find someone to fill every task.  The way to be most successful is to pick one task, explain it completely and when you find someone who does it well, then you can see if they can do another task for you — training them on one task at a time.  There are going to be tasks that they are not suited for and then you will post another job to find the right person. 

4.  Provide clear instructions.

My favorite way to communicate with my team and show them exactly what I want them to do is to record a screen sharing video using jing at www.jingproject.com.  The benefit of this is that my team knows exactly what to do and I can rest easy knowing that I’ve been clear in my instructions.  Just remember that all people learn in many different ways, and I have found that team members are very happy when I show them this way.

If you’ve been holding off on outsourcing, I hope that this information gives you more confidence to move forward.  It’s amazing how much delegating tasks to others boosts your business.  Happy Outsourcing!!

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Do you Jing?

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One of my favorite ways to show my team members what I need them to do for me and explain different things relating to a project is to use jing.

Watch this video to check out how it works.

Helpful tips and information:

  1. You can only record up to 5 minutes.
  2. Upgrading to pro is worth it — for only $15 a year it’s a good investment.
  3. Your Jing account is connected with screencast so as soon as you record a video you can upload it directly to a video in screencast that you can give your team members access to — they can just enter a password and view any videos in that folder — makes the process seamless.

If you’re one of those people who likes to be in the same room with someone when you are explaining what you want, you may fall in love with this software.  It works very well to show someone by moving your mouse and talk at the same time to walk the person through the process.

I use it for my clients and my team members.  So check it out and download your free copy today at:  http://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/

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