3 Great Site Resources for Outsourcing Internet Marketing

For many people, getting a start in Internet Marketing can be a daunting task. Getting a strategy in place for areas of specialty such as search engine optimization, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, pay-per-click and all other offshoots/categories on Internet Marketing takes a lot of work. You need to first understand 1.) If your business is ideally suited for Internet Marketing, and if it is 2.) What forms of Internet marketing your business should ideally participate in. (Where the best fit is).

Once you’ve determined all that, you need a “blueprint” or “template” for execution. A series of tasks that you’re going to tackle unfailingly each and every month in order to make your system work. Not disimilar to any other system that genrated progress for you in your other areas of life.

If you’ve got some existing knowledge of Internet Marketing, maybe have seen some results, and want to expand on those results, there are a collection of resources that you can make use of that can help you execute on your blueprint at lower cost. (With a little management applied on your end).

Listed below are a collection of websites that will help you/your marketing team make use of some skill sets at lower cost than you might expect, allowing your to ramp up your Internet Marketing efforts with less resources than you might have expected:

www.elance.com

www.odesk.com

www.guru.com

On these websites, you’ll be able to find many individuals and companies from across the world who can assist you with everything from graphic & web design to social media marketing and everything else under the sun.

5 Tips on How to “Recruit” Outsouring Talent:

1.) Create an ad that’s simple and straighforward. It’s important to communicate very clearly. Describe EXACTLY what you want, how you want it done, a due date, and what the end “delieverables” should look like.

2.) Review the ratings of the providers that respond to your ad…they’re usually quite accurate and predictive. Look for providers that have had multiple reviews written about them, and be suspicious of reviews that look phony and contrived. The more detail provided the better. Invevitably, there should be the odd “less than perfect” review as well.

3.) Email a short list of providers (end candidates) with questions in order to gauge their response times, and whether you’ll run into any language barriers (if they live in other countries for instance).

4.) Establish some milestones to track whether your provider is on track or not during the project(s). It’s also advisable that you have them send you a progress report on an interval that you’re comfortable with.

5.) After your project has been completed, give the vendor an honest rating for the project they’ve performed for you. If they’ve done a good job, it’s important that you pay them fast in order to establish a trusting working relationship, and for them to provide you with a positive rating as an employer (employers are rated on the site as well). Your positive ratings as an employer will impact your ability to “recruit” future outsourced talent, especially important if they’re in high demand.

*** Remember that “cheap” can be the most expensive way to go in the end. Look for competitive rates, but also people who you think can offer strong value and who are very experienced at what they do. Of course, it takes some initial knowledge of their skill sets to make that determination in the first place.

outsource_internet_marketing

Comments are closed.