How to Outsource

Brian Benedict, FreeUpWork.com

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How to Outsource the Articles You Need Written

Whether you’re putting up a website yourself or running a business that needs content for your website, you won’t always have time to write the articles your site needs yourself. Although you can say that no one knows your business’s needs or product line better than you, you might be surprised that some online writers are pretty good at producing just the right content you need.

Besides, running is a business is always a logistical endeavor, and that means time. Some you won’t always have. So you outsource your writing needs. How will you find the good writers in a sea of bloggers?

Research and you shall find. When you want specific writing styles and article slants, itís usually best to hunt first for articles that you think would further your sites’ goals. There are article directories out there that have rating systems for good articles.

If you can contact the authors of the articles you like, maybe you can start asking if they’d be free to take on the jobs you’d offer them. The negotiation starts from there, after all, their published online articles are their portfolios. But do compile a list of many good writers, just in case some of them are hard to deal with, or don’t respond to your messages.

Check their reputation. Once you settle of a couple of writers, and once they agree to think about your proposal, find out about their work. Do research through search engines such as Google. Maybe they’ve had bad work done for previous clients. Ask around in forums about these writers. It’s always a good thing to know that they writer well, it’s another matter if they’re easy to work with and if they submit on time as per the agreed deadlines.

See some publishing and freelancing sites. Some writers pay to get into sites that offer high paying writing jobs. If you could go to those sites and access those writers, you may be getting the good ones. Some writers also have good reputes on freelance sites that allow employers and freelancers to meet and bid on jobs. You could post your job offers/ projects for bidding on those sites, just be sure to specify your expectations clearly.

Now the question arises that when you work yourself your work is just kept limited to yourself there is no one to suggest you about your ideas or to provide you with any new plan which helps you in long run. Outsourcing will provide you with a platform to break that limit.

Because we all know that every mind has its own way to think about anything. For example if you are working with fifty people around the globe every one can add some useful ideas and in other words we can say that one brain is replaced with fifty innovative brains.

Maintain a proper and continuous record of who you hire and what their actual duties are. It will help you to find out about their performance. Enhance your work force at least after every two months. To achieve new levels of success, keep and maintain a proper system of records, as it can be helpful to calculate progress rate

Be cooperative with your staff. People you hire are there to help, so always help them get ahead and be cooperative with your staff. Always have a positive approach. As most of the people consider it the main point of their business policy.

Finding the good writers to outsource your article writing needs is not impossible; it just needs some work on your side. But once you find them, you’d need to reach some agreement on delivery dates and payment.

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