2 simple questions to ask yourself identify projects you need to outsource Do I currently have the skill set to complete the task I need done? Can someone else do the task cheaper than I can do it myself (How much is your time worth)?
How To Determine What To Pay For Your Projects
How to create your project requirements Be specific: to the point and concise Be thorough: state exactly what you want and the results you expect Be clear: communicate in a way that is understandable
Project Requirements…continued Overview: what the job is and what you are looking for What are the deliverables: end result you are looking for The time frame: 24 hours, 5 days, a month Communication Method: updates and status Your Budget: how much you are willing to pay
3 Things To Include In Every Project Description Specific deadline Payment terms Detailed description of the project and expected outcomes Notes: When possible provider examples of what you want the provider to produce (i.e.., URLS of websites you like)
Post The Task On The Outsourcing Site(s) Notes: When possible provider examples of what you want the provider to produce (i.e.., URLS of websites you like)
Sign up for an account on one of the Outsourcing sites
Do some research
Review the skill categories
Take a look at what other people are paying for similar tasks
Post your Job description
Typical Items Asked:
Length of time for job posting to remain open for bids
Cost range (or specific amount)
Desired skill set(s)
Review Bids From Potential Providers Notes Bids from potential providers should begin to come in almost immediately, if not re-look at the description you posted
Review provider’s samples, ratings/comments.
Provide responses to any questions (ask any questions you have).
Decline unsatisfactory bids.
Negotiate terms (if necessary) with the provider you want to select.