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Publication Date 2017-03-20

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Practical walk through how to use Onlinejobs.ph to find permanent or part time outsource workers
This lesson teaches how to hire a freelancer from Freelancer.com
This lesson teaches how to hire freelancers at Fiverr
This lesson shows a flowchart depicting an overview of the outsourcing hiring process.
This lesson discusses various useful outsourcing resource tools.
This lesson provides examples of practical functions to outsource.
This mind map shows you the best best outsourcing sites in each different category.
This is the slide deck used on the webinar showing 2 slides per page.
This is the slide deck used on the webinar showing 2 slides per page which has space for you to take your own notes.
Outsourcing for Professional Service Providers Webinar Audio
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Implementation Blueprint

An introduction to outsourcing and the top two reasons why every professional service provider should be outsourcing at least a portion of their daily tasks.
Mind map showing an introduction to outsourcing and the top two reasons why every professional service provider should be outsourcing at least a portion of their daily tasks.
This worksheet has 3 questions for you to answer to help you to determine what to outsource first.
An introduction to outsourcing and the top two reasons why every professional service provider should be outsourcing at least a portion of their daily tasks.
3 Key questions to help you to decide what to outsource first. This is brought to life by a practical example.
3 Key questions to help you to decide what to outsource first. This is brought to life by a practical example.
This worksheet will help you decide what the optimal order is in which to outsource tasks.
3 Key questions to help you to decide what to outsource first. This is brought to life by a practical example.
This lesson profiles the pros and cons of hiring a company (also known as an agency) and an individual. You may need one or the other or you may need both.
This mind map profiles the pros and cons of hiring a company (also known as an agency) and an individual. You may need one or the other or you may need both.
This will help you to determine whether you need full time or part time help and whether you need a company or an individual to do your work.
This lesson profiles the pros and cons of hiring a company (also known as an agency) and an individual. You may need one or the other or you may need both.
This lesson will introduce you to the various different types of sites that you can use. The type of site will depend on the type of task you want to outsource. These include: • Classic freelance sites • Micro tasking sites • Crowd sourcing sites • Job listing sites
This mind map will introduce you to the various different types of sites that you can use. The type of site will depend on the type of task you want to outsource. These include: • Classic freelance sites • Micro tasking sites • Crowd sourcing sites • Job listing sites
This lesson will introduce you to the various different types of sites that you can use. The type of site will depend on the type of task you want to outsource. These include: • Classic freelance sites • Micro tasking sites • Crowd sourcing sites • Job listing sites
We first discuss the important factors to consider when choosing your outsourcing country, for example time zone differences and then I will give you specific recommendations to help you make the right decision.
We first discuss the important factors to consider when choosing your outsourcing country, for example time zone differences and then I will give you specific recommendations to help you make the right decision.
This worksheet has 3 questions which will help you to decide what type of site to use and which country or countries to use when selecting your outsource workers.
We first discuss the important factors to consider when choosing your outsourcing country, for example time zone differences and then I will give you specific recommendations to help you make the right decision.
Because I strongly recommend outsourcing to the Philippines, it is important to know a bit about their culture so that you can get the best out of your Filipino worker.
Because I strongly recommend outsourcing to the Philippines, it is important to know a bit about their culture so that you can get the best out of your Filipino worker.
Because I strongly recommend outsourcing to the Philippines, it is important to know a bit about their culture so that you can get the best out of your Filipino worker.
Many people do not make a success of outsourcing, not because they do not believe in it or because they are not prepared to invest the time but because they have unrealistic expectations. In this lesson I want to shed light on what you can expect and some of the more common issues that often arise that will significantly affect your expectations.
Many people do not make a success of outsourcing, not because they do not believe in it or because they are not prepared to invest the time but because they have unrealistic expectations. In this lesson I want to shed light on what you can expect and some of the more common issues that often arise that will significantly affect your expectations.
Many people do not make a success of outsourcing, not because they do not believe in it or because they are not prepared to invest the time but because they have unrealistic expectations. In this lesson I want to shed light on what you can expect and some of the more common issues that often arise that will significantly affect your expectations.
We look at how to determine how much to pay your workers. We also look at some survey results to help with this. We also discuss the best way to pay workers anywhere in the world from any country.
We look at how to determine how much to pay your workers. We also look at some survey results to help with this. We also discuss the best way to pay workers anywhere in the world from any country.
Use this worksheet to help you in your pricing research so that you can have some idea of what to expect to pay for the particular project or service that you need to hire for.
We look at how to determine how much to pay your workers. We also look at some survey results to help with this. We also discuss the best way to pay workers anywhere in the world from any country.
A high level walkthrough of the hiring process that you will use when hiring full time workers. There is also a handy flowchart for you to follow.
A high level walkthrough of the hiring process that you will use when hiring full time workers. There is also a handy flowchart for you to follow.
A high level walkthrough of the hiring process that you will use when hiring full time workers. There is also a handy flowchart for you to follow.
The majority of outsource workers will post some form of résumé online to promote their services. It is important for us to know to assess these résumés so that we do not waste our time chasing unsuitable workers. In this lesson we will discuss the factors to consider when analysing a résumé so that you can start the filtering process in pursuit of finding that perfect worker.
This is a practical “over the shoulder” video showing you how to analyse a resume when hiring a full time employee
This video will walk you through the features of the best site to hire workers online in the Philippines called Onlinejobs.ph, including how to set up an account.
This video will show you how to actually post a job listing on the best site to find employees in the Philippines, Onlinejobs.ph. This uses the template that we set up for you to show you how to transfer the information from the template to the site.
The majority of outsource workers will post some form of résumé online to promote their services. It is important for us to know to assess these résumés so that we do not waste our time chasing unsuitable workers. In this lesson we will discuss the factors to consider when analysing a résumé so that you can start the filtering process in pursuit of finding that perfect worker.
Use this worksheet to make a note of all important information about promising freelancers that you encounter during your research. This way you will have the necessary information for all real potential candidates at your fingertips when it is time to send out your initial email. This worksheet is designed to assess freelancers that you will hire for long term employment.
Use this worksheet to make a note of all important information about promising freelancers that you encounter during your research. This way you will have the necessary information for all real potential candidates at your fingertips when it is time to send out your initial email. This worksheet is designed to assess freelancers that you will hire for long term employment.
The majority of outsource workers will post some form of résumé online to promote their services. It is important for us to know to assess these résumés so that we do not waste our time chasing unsuitable workers. In this lesson we will discuss the factors to consider when analysing a résumé so that you can start the filtering process in pursuit of finding that perfect worker.
This is the audio of a practical “over the shoulder” video showing you how to analyse a resume when hiring a full time employee
This audio will walk you through the features of the best site to hire workers online in the Philippines called Onlinejobs.ph, including how to set up an account.
This audio will show you how to actually post a job listing on the best site to find employees in the Philippines, Onlinejobs.ph. This uses the template that we set up for you to show you how to transfer the information from the template to the site.
The first contact that you have with your new potential workers is often the most critical because it often sets the tone of your relationship going forward. We look at the different elements that need to go into the first email that you send to prospective workers.
A walkthrough of the template I created for you to use to send out your initial email. You can simply copy and paste for the most part and just customise it for the particular position you need to hire for.
The first contact that you have with your new potential workers is often the most critical because it often sets the tone of your relationship going forward. We look at the different elements that need to go into the first email that you send to prospective workers.
You can use this email template to send out your first email to prospective workers. For the most part, you can just copy and paste while you just change a few things to personalize the email for the position you are hiring for.
The first contact that you have with your new potential workers is often the most critical because it often sets the tone of your relationship going forward. We look at the different elements that need to go into the first email that you send to prospective workers.
A walkthrough of the template I created for you to use to send out your initial email. You can simply copy and paste for the most part and just customise it for the particular position you need to hire for.
Once you have received a reply from your initial contact email, it is time for you to assess what your prospective new workers can actually do. You will be able to use the information you received back in their reply to your initial email as a basis to subtly probe to ascertain what their true skill level is. You also want to determine whether they will be a good fit for your company.
A walkthrough of the template I created for you to use to send out your next email in the sequence designed to find out what they can really do and whether they will be a good fit for your company. You can simply copy and paste for the most part and just customize it for the particular position you need to hire for.
Once you have received a reply from your initial contact email, it is time for you to assess what your prospective new workers can actually do. You will be able to use the information you received back in their reply to your initial email as a basis to subtly probe to ascertain what their true skill level is. You also want to determine whether they will be a good fit for your company.
Once you have received a reply from your initial contact email, it is time for you to assess whether they will be a good fit for your company.
You can use this email template to send out to candidates who pass your initial email requirements. The idea to establish what they can actually do (skills) and whether they will be a good fit for your company (personality). For the most part, you can just copy and paste while you just change a few things to personalize the email for the position you are hiring for.
Once you have received a reply from your initial contact email, it is time for you to assess what your prospective new workers can actually do. You will be able to use the information you received back in their reply to your initial email as a basis to subtly probe to ascertain what their true skill level is. You also want to determine whether they will be a good fit for your company.
A walkthrough of the template I created for you to use to send out your next email in the sequence designed to find out what they can really do and whether they will be a good fit for your company. You can simply copy and paste for the most part and just customize it for the particular position you need to hire for.
Giving them a small test task before you hire them will save you a lot of time and trouble in the long run, especially if they turn out to be a dud. This lesson will tell you exactly how to structure the test task as well as how to write the email asking for prospective employees to complete the test task.
A walkthrough of the template I created for you to use to send out when you ask your prospective workers to complete a test task.
Giving them a small test task before you hire them will save you a lot of time and trouble in the long run, especially if they turn out to be a dud. This lesson will tell you exactly how to structure the test task as well as how to write the email asking for prospective employees to complete the test task.
Use this email to communicate the test task that you should set for anyone you are considering hiring. This email is more about how to structure the task because each person’s test task will differ depending on your business. This is why this is not quite as easy as cutting and pasting as the other email templates but it is still pretty easy to customize the email that you need to send out.
Giving them a small test task before you hire them will save you a lot of time and trouble in the long run, especially if they turn out to be a dud. This lesson will tell you exactly how to structure the test task as well as how to write the email asking for prospective employees to complete the test task.
A walkthrough of the template I created for you to use to send out when you ask your prospective workers to complete a test task.
Your last task before hiring a virtual assistant is to see how they respond in a live environment so you want to have some type of live chat with them, preferably using Skype. This lesson will help you to know exactly what to say. This is important because you need to essentially confirm the terms of their letter of appointment, which you will send them after this call.
Your last task before hiring a virtual assistant is to see how they respond in a live environment so you want to have some type of live chat with them, preferably using Skype. This lesson will help you to know exactly what to say. This is important because you need to essentially confirm the terms of their letter of appointment, which you will send them after this call.
This checklist will help you to ensure that you cover everything that you need to during your pre-hire chat. It includes all you need to know to make your virtual worker a job offer.
If you decide you want to hire someone, you can use this template as a basis to confirm your working relationship in writing. This is not legal advice and if this is very important to you, you should get a custom contract drafted by a local attorney in your country. This is the pdf version.
If you decide you want to hire someone, you can use this template as a basis to confirm your working relationship in writing. This is not legal advice and if this is very important to you, you should get a custom contract drafted by a local attorney in your country. This is the Microsoft Word version.
Your last task before hiring a virtual assistant is to see how they respond in a live environment so you want to have some type of live chat with them, preferably using Skype. This lesson will help you to know exactly what to say. This is important because you need to essentially confirm the terms of their letter of appointment, which you will send them after this call.
Once all the formalities have been taken care of and your new worker is ready to start, you want to make sure that everything is prepared for them so that they can hit the ground running and become productive from day 1. You also want to welcome them properly into your business.
Once all the formalities have been taken care of and your new worker is ready to start, you want to make sure that everything is prepared for them so that they can hit the ground running and become productive from day 1. You also want to welcome them properly into your business.
This will help you to ensure that you have everything that you need in place so that you can get your virtual worker productive from day 1. There may be certain things that you need to prepare for them in advance and this checklist will make sure you cover everything.
Once all the formalities have been taken care of and your new worker is ready to start, you want to make sure that everything is prepared for them so that they can hit the ground running and become productive from day 1. You also want to welcome them properly into your business.
The nice thing about outsourcing online is that tools exist to make your life easier when it comes to training, communicating with and even paying your outsource workers. This lesson will highlight some of the free or inexpensive tools to help you manage all aspects of your outsourced worker including managing entire projects, communicating with staff and other project collaborators and documenting systems and procedures.
The nice thing about outsourcing online is that tools exist to make your life easier when it comes to training, communicating with and even paying your outsource workers. This lesson will highlight some of the free or inexpensive tools to help you manage all aspects of your outsourced worker including managing entire projects, communicating with staff and other project collaborators and documenting systems and procedures.
This resource lists all of the tools that I spoke about in this course. There is a brief description of each tool as well as a link to where you can find out more information.
The nice thing about outsourcing online is that tools exist to make your life easier when it comes to training, communicating with and even paying your outsource workers. This lesson will highlight some of the free or inexpensive tools to help you manage all aspects of your outsourced worker including managing entire projects, communicating with staff and other project collaborators and documenting systems and procedures.
One of the best things you can possibly do in your business is to create systems and then document everything. In this lesson we will look at how to document systems, process and procedures for our business and virtual workers. Once you have something documented, you have ready-made information that anyone can access in order to complete a task. This lesson will show you the best ways to document everything or get your virtual assistants to document everything.
One of the best things you can possibly do in your business is to create systems and then document everything. In this lesson we will look at how to document systems, process and procedures for our business and virtual workers. Once you have something documented, you have ready-made information that anyone can access in order to complete a task. This lesson will show you the best ways to document everything or get your virtual assistants to document everything.
One of the best things you can possibly do in your business is to create systems and then document everything. In this lesson we will look at how to document systems, process and procedures for our business and virtual workers. Once you have something documented, you have ready-made information that anyone can access in order to complete a task. This lesson will show you the best ways to document everything or get your virtual assistants to document everything.
When dealing with outsourced workers, it is a good idea to clearly set out the ground rules and then put processes in place to monitor and track the work that they do. Accountability is key. In this lesson we will look at how to install accountability systems to ensure you get the maximum productivity out of your workers without going over the top.
When dealing with outsourced workers, it is a good idea to clearly set out the ground rules and then put processes in place to monitor and track the work that they do. Accountability is key. In this lesson we will look at how to install accountability systems to ensure you get the maximum productivity out of your workers without going over the top.
This checklist will help you to decide what accountability tools you will use. If you only have 1 or 2 freelancers, this is relatively simple but we also cover the scenario when you have a big team.
When dealing with outsourced workers, it is a good idea to clearly set out the ground rules and then put processes in place to monitor and track the work that they do. Accountability is key. In this lesson we will look at how to install accountability systems to ensure you get the maximum productivity out of your workers without going over the top.
In this lesson we are going to discover how to write a good project brief that attracts the right freelancer to your project. It will often save time because they will know exactly what is expected before they submit a quote / proposal to you. This eliminates the risk of them claiming later that because of scope creep there will be additional charges.
A look at the template that I created for you to help you write the perfect project brief.
In this lesson we are going to discover how to write a good project brief that attracts the right freelancer to your project. It will often save time because they will know exactly what is expected before they submit a quote / proposal to you. This eliminates the risk of them claiming later that because of scope creep there will be additional charges.
In this mind map we are going to look at the how to create a compelling project description that will appeal your ideal freelancers - you want something that will stand out to them amongst the hundreds of job listings competing for their attention.
Use this template to help you to write up the perfect project brief. This is the detailed description of your project where you tell your freelancer exactly what you require. You would usually attach this for interested freelancers to download.
In this lesson we are going to discover how to write a good project brief that attracts the right freelancer to your project. It will often save time because they will know exactly what is expected before they submit a quote / proposal to you. This eliminates the risk of them claiming later that because of scope creep there will be additional charges.
A look at the template that I created for you to help you write the perfect project brief.
In this lesson we are going to look at the how to create a compelling project description that will appeal your ideal freelancers - you want something that will stand out to them amongst the hundreds of job listings competing for their attention. Then once they have read clicked on your job listing, you want to quickly get them excited enough to be willing to download your detailed brief and then ultimately get them to bid on your project.
Think of your project description as the title of your project or like a subject line in an email. This video walks you through a simple 4 part template that I created for you to help you write a project description that will be clicked on by the best freelancers.
The project summary is essentially a summary of what you need done. Many project listings are created everyday so if you want the best freelancers to bid on your project, you have to get their attention quickly. They are less likely to read a long project description because speed is of the essence to them as many times the people who respond first will get the jobs.
A look at how to navigate a typical freelancer site when posting a project
In this video I show you an over the shoulder example of how to analyse the resumes of full time staff that you are looking to employ
In this video I show you how to post a short term project of Freelancer.com. The principals are the same regardless of which site you use, so you will be able to apply this to any site you choose.
In this lesson we are going to look at the how to create a compelling project description that will appeal your ideal freelancers - you want something that will stand out to them amongst the hundreds of job listings competing for their attention. Then once they have read clicked on your job listing, you want to quickly get them excited enough to be willing to download your detailed brief and then ultimately get them to bid on your project.
Use this template to help you to write up the perfect project description. Remember that this is essentially your project name (similar to the subject line in your email).
Use this template to help you to write up the perfect project summary. Remember that this is essentially a summary of the important elements of your project. Most freelancers will decide whether they are interested in your project based on this project summary. If they are, they will then download your detailed project brief.
Use this worksheet to make a note of all important information about promising freelancers that you encounter during your research. This way you will have the necessary information for all real potential candidates at your fingertips when it is time to send out your initial email. This worksheet is designed to assess freelancers that you will hire for short term, one-off or ad hoc projects.
In this lesson we are going to look at the how to create a compelling project description that will appeal your ideal freelancers - you want something that will stand out to them amongst the hundreds of job listings competing for their attention. Then once they have read clicked on your job listing, you want to quickly get them excited enough to be willing to download your detailed brief and then ultimately get them to bid on your project.
Think of your project description as the title of your project or like a subject line in an email. This is the audio of the video that walks you through a simple 4 part template that I created for you to help you write a project description that will be clicked on by the best freelancers.
The project summary is essentially a summary of what you need done. Many project listings are created everyday so if you want the best freelancers to bid on your project, you have to get their attention quickly. They are less likely to read a long project description because speed is of the essence to them as many times the people who respond first will get the jobs.
A look at how to navigate a typical freelancer site when posting a project
This is the audio of the video where I show you an over the shoulder example of how to analyse the resumes of full time staff that you are looking to employ
This is the audio of the video video where I show you how to post a short term project of Freelancer.com. The principals are the same regardless of which site you use, so you will be able to apply this to any site you choose.
Slides for you to personalize. There are 2 slides per page.
Slides for you to personalize. There are 3 slides per page plus space to take notes.
This is the transcript of the entire course. It has a table of contents so it is easy to navigate if you need to refer back to something in the course.
Listing of over 200 things that you can outsource. use this for ideas and to spark your creativity in coming up with other things to outsource.
An interactive mind map showing you all you need to know to make a decision as to which outsourcing sites you want to use or research. It has 6 different categories: 1) Traditional freelance sites 2) Micro tasking sites 3) Crowd sourcing sites 4) Job listing sites 5) Agencies (for larger, more complex projects) 6) Review sites in case these options are not suitable - you will now have access to many more