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Every growing online business will face challenges with staffing and recruitment. While some businesses prefer to run all operations from their own headquarters, it is common to see entrepreneurs outsource many tasks. There are many successful online ventures being run by individual entrepreneurs, with work being outsourced to specialist companies and virtual assistants. It is typical, though, for online business owners to be reluctant to delegate any work, preferring to take on as much individual responsibility as possible. So how can you work out if the time has come to start outsourcing? You Want to Scale Up As a business starts to grow, you may find your time is being diverted into less productive activities. The kind of tasks that allowed your small business to thrive are not always helpful for business growth. If you can design systems for these tasks, outsourcing will ensure they are carried out to your specifications, while you can then focus on growing the business. It is worth considering outsourcing at an early stage to avoid losing valuable time on standardized actions. You Need Specialized Help There will be times when a business requires specialized help, but the work might be a short-term project. Learning these new skills yourself will be time-consuming, while taking on a skilled employee could be unnecessary. Outsourcing the work allows you to find someone with the specific skills you require...

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Many surveys are publishing similar results when it comes to the growth of freelancing in today's economy.  Between 35%+ currently and 50% in the coming years, the percentage of freelancers in the workforce is growing steadily.  There are many reasons for it, from lower costs for business to more workers who want better control of their working hours and rewards.  Almost anyone can add to their income through freelancing part-time to get their feet wet.  It is all about what you know.  Do you know what you know that is of value to others?   The Self-Assessment Step Instead of jumping onto freelancing websites to see what you may find that you can do for income, first figure out what it is that you can do well.  What do you know, what have you done, and what experience do you have that others will pay you to share? Depending on your age, you have a past education and work history, and that's where you start.  If you went to college, what was your major/minor?  Were there courses you particularly liked and spent time learning more about those subjects?  Did you later get a job using that education?  Perhaps you were a finance major who worked for a bank, an investment firm, or a lender. Did you go to trade school or learn a trade on the job?  Maybe you learned..

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