I've been running my Outsourcing experiment for nearly a week and by the end of today I should have 5 people working for me. The result of that will be 80 hours of work being done each week promoting my sites for less than $150.
I've learned a lot in the past week since I started so here are 3 tips to help you avoid making the mistakes I made.
1 . The first thing I learned was to break the tasks down in to small simple tasks , i.e. don't advertise for someone to submit articles and back links. Instead advertise for someone to post back links and someone to post articles. The more precise the ad the more realistic the quotes
2 . Rather than hire 1 person to do 40 hours work it is far better to hire 2 3 or 4 people to do 10 or 20 hours each. You then have the option of increasing the hours of the good workers and reducing the hours of the ones that are so good.
3 . The next tip is to advertise for people who have done the work in the past, so if you are using back link packages from of the well know suppliers then say in your ad that preference will be given to people who have done this work before and mention the name of the packages you are using. You don't want to pay to train someone if you can avoid it.
I freely admit I made some mistakes when I first started but hopefully this experiment will help you avoid making the same mistakes. I will be documenting all the successes and failures over the next few months and hopefully I'll turn a small budget into a large profit.