Outsourcing is certainly vital to your online success when you are not able to do everything even when being your own boss and in complete control.
Especially when there are numerous tasks that need to be done but also requiring a significant amount of time.
Tasks like articles writing, blogging, classified advertising, keyword or market research etc.
The last thing you do not want is neglecting your family and social life just because you spent too much time on work that seems endless.
That is when outsourcing comes into play.
On one hand you get your work done faster.
On the other hand, you have more quality time for your family and friends.
When you have someone or even a small team to manage your tasks, you find your life more fulfilling and meaningful.
However you need to be careful before outsourcing your work.
The reason is because engaging freelancers who are committed to deliver exactly what you want and those who do not can make or break your businesses.
The last thing you do not want are freelancers who just do for the sake of getting paid and you keep telling them to do it again just because you are not happy with their performance.
Or even worse, those who took your money and made themselves uncontactable.
Therefore you need to be very selective in outsourcing.
Even though freelancers are not permanent or even temporary staff, you still need to ask them questions and requested to see samples of their previous work first.
You also have to make your stand clear by indicating that you will pay them only after they completed the work you assigned and to your expectations.
Any freelancer asking you to pay beforehand does not deserve to be hired.
Since you do not know and have never even met them, why should you trust them by paying first? If you are not sure where to outsource for trustworthy freelancers, I have 2 suggestions.
One is that you go to online marketplaces such as Elance, Freelance and Guru.
The second is to sign up at forums whereby you can ask other internet marketers and even some familiar gurus for best recommendations since they too have outsourced their work to freelancers but longer than you.