Getting it done

05Jun08

I had been searching for a new web designer so that I can add my website and WordPress blog to a  Content Management System (CMS) that would allow me to make my own changes and updates, contact form, email list manager, an extra page and maybe one or two other features. I initially used Elance and Guru for this search, but ultimately found someone on oDesk.

These websites are great because you can hire professionals from web designers to writers located anywhere around the world. All you do is register, create a profile, and post a project or assignment you need assistance with. Once you post a project, professionals can bid on your project with an overview of what they can do, links to their portfolio and approximate price range. You can contact those who are bidding on your project and ask whatever questions you have for them. Upon completing an assignment, professionals are rated on competence, level of expertise, communication and so on so that you automatically have their raiting and references.  This service is free.

One of the best things I learned about starting a business is that I don’t have to and shouldn’t do everything. There will be certain tasks that it’s best to outsource so that you won’t burn yourself out, (4-Hour Workweek anyone?) and most of us are not experts in everything!

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2 Responses to “Getting it done”

  1. 1 EPORIA

    As posted above, “One of the best things I learned about starting a business is that I don’t have to and shouldn’t do everything”. A lot of people starting a small business of their own often don’t realize this until they’ve received a few hard knocks for doing so. Now, if we can actually get down to a 4-hour workweek we’d be set.

  2. No kidding! Ha!


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