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What are the things to consider before I outsource my website?
If you're talking about hiring someone to create your whole website, including content, code and design, then you should consider hiring a very talented and skilled web designer and an expert coder. Perhaps an article writer to in case none of the ones you've already hired possess good writing skills. You can find amazing people available for hiring with various price tags. However, you should contact potential freelancers and discuss the whole project with each and one of them, before you hire anyone. Discuss with them all, asking them the same questions. You should also read their reviews and recommendations if they have some. That way you'll also be able to understand if the person is a good match for you and if they've done good work previously. Just note that you should not judge a person based upon only one or two recommendations or reviews. Positive or negative.
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What kind of work do you want to outsource?
If you want to outsource writing, hire a writer who is well acquainted with your niche, possesses great writing skills and writes SEO article. If you hire a general writer, you will have to get someone to do SEO on your article.
If you want a web designer, hire someone who has a lot of experience, but also has low rates. before, you hire always check the designer's portfolio.
Make sure the person is competent in your chosen niche most important
There should be a written agreement
Check out the person previous job to be sure you like the writing pattern
Instruct the person not to copy and paste on your site.
Try to break the outsourcing tasks into small modules. Find out what are some of the modules you need help with. And then do the tasks by outsourcing them. I am sure you can then find out how to do them in the right time. In such context however you'd be able to find out how to and not to do things. More problems you face the more you learn in due process. And that recursive type of the learning can be managed as well. I guess for each one of us we have to learn to take things one by one. Don't outsource entire website and feel stuck about it. Get small modules done. That's how many people do things these days.
Ensure that the freelancer you're planning to outsource your work to is qualified to do the work so that issues might not come up in the future. Also, putting an agreement in place that guides the working relationship you have with the freelancers you give work to is very important.
If your looking for a freelancer to make you a website then one thing you should consider is the freelancers credentials and sample works.
In the first place I guess you have an idea why you will outsource your website although you did not mention the exact reason. I am assuming that we are talking of SEO work on your website. If you do not have the luxury of time but you want more traffic to your site then it is only right that you hire someone to do the chore of SEO work instead of doing it yourself especially if you have better things to do.