We can’t do everything ourselves. Being a Jack of all trades in the world of e-commerce means diluting your skills. And when your competition is the rest of the world, you need experts.
Finding someone to take over a task isn’t always easy. Small businesses especially might not be able to justify an extra member of staff. You might only need a small job doing every now and again, or have a one-off huge job that you don’t have the time to complete. The answer is to outsource.
We outsource all the time. We send our invoices to a bookkeeper. We have someone collect the ironing when we don’t have time to do it ourselves (although a more honest reason might be that we just don’t like doing the ironing). If the cost of sending work to someone who can do it quicker, better or more cheaply can be justified, we’d be mad not to take advantage of this.
Our list of various outsourcing platforms and freelance applications gathers together all forms of outsourcing solutions under one roof. Whether you need a translator, someone to type out transcripts of your videos, an expert Tagalog subtitler or a talented computer nerd who can create a customised website using the most complicated coding, you are guaranteed to get multiple responses to your request on one of these sites. All of these freelancers rely on feedback, so you know what you are getting.
Of course, logo designing contests are just a different route to the same result. You get others to take over a task for a fee. In this case, a prize or reward. We have included design contest apps, too.
You will also find a range of website design app alternatives or freelance sites which only cater for specific tasks such as animations or voiceovers. Take advantage of someone else’s skills and experience without having to find the space for another desk in your office.