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Could you train your own outsource?



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Could you train your own outsource?

Outsourcing can be a big help when an individual finds themselves overwhelmed with loads of work, or just when you feel like getting things done a little quicker. Instead of having to reach out do you think it would be possible to train people in the areas you need help in, see me I like to help people build if I can , I feel it's a great benefit to put people you can trust on board with making things happen, I feel like it would be better your pockets also if you took part in helping with the building of your outsource's, maybe family or close friends now of course this does not mean your are an employer, I'm not saying to be a boss . But to build someone up you could partner with now I feel that could be beneficial for business growth, just as companies have different departments, you should have different resources to get the job done.

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Everett

I believe you could train your own outsourcer, why not? In fact, I would suggest to train them to make sure they are performing the work as you want it to get done. Surely it may be a bit time consuming, but what isn't when working online? If your outsourer is good and easily learns than there is no issue here.

The question then remains, would your outsourcer want to be trained? Would you offer money to train them? What incentive would you offer to train them? Some good questions for further pondering.



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Webguy2024

I would suggest that you should also be careful who you train and also identify if you are divulging any proprietary trade or business secrets. I have seen many times where a person takes the training and starts a business using the training they received. I have also seen companies go completely out of business because the trainee also had access to the customer or vendor database and stole clients by coming in with a lower price just to get the client. Just be careful so you don't set yourself up to fail and make sure that no one can fish in your pond.



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idealmike

do you think it would be possible to train people in the areas you need help in,

Of course it's possible! I have tons of people (VA's) on my Skype that have added me over the years. Sometimes I'll go through them when I need something doing. But usually it's not straight-forward and they need to be "schooled" first. Trained to do something a certain way. Usually it's just a matter of telling them what to do and how to do it and showing them a few examples and sending a few screen shots and then they're good to go! Other times it may require a bit more schooling depending on the VA's IQ lol. But it's usually pretty easy.

But this is a VA's job! To learn what needs doing. And to be an adaptive and resourceful person. To be able to get the job done! So yeah it's definitely possible and doable. But you do have to be careful as Webguy has said. You don't want to tell them all your insider trade secrets. But what I like to do is big them up and tell them that if they stick with me I'll have a lot of regular work for them based on performance. In that the better they perform, the faster they work, the more work I'll have for them. Since most VA's are desperate for work it works a treat! Could you train your own outsource?



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Lynne

Yes definitely! I think this is a great way to go. I am personally more interested in the person and their qualities and abilities than what they know. What I mean by this is that I would be much more likely to hire someone that knows nothing but they are intelligent, teachable, honest and motivated than I would be to hire someone that knows how to do the job but doesn't give a hoot or put their all into what they are doing.

If I find the right person I am more than happy to teach them to do what I need done.



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seoexpertsindia

delegation is always good as long as the person is trustworthy and skilled



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Cristian

It took me a lot of time to train 2 people the right away and I lost a lot of money in the process because I still wanted to pay them even though they weren't producing any profit yet.

I have my own way of doing things, especially online services and I expect that the people I hire to be at least half as good as me. Because I start delivering low-quality services in my name, I won't gonna keep a clean reputation for too long.



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EliteWriter

Yes I think it is possible. Besides it is probably a good way forward. For instance, imagine there is a person such as a friend or a relative that you know personally. Say he or she needs a job and you know that he is a trustworthy and hardworking person - you could help by delegating some of your work to him/her. If he is not that skilled you can always train him as long as it is not too complicated. Sometimes all it takes is some encouragement and guidance. It might be a bit time consuming at first, but at least you know it is someone you can trust and work well with.



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hitmeasap

To train them by yourself is the best option in my opinion. - I've done it several times myself.

What I did was this: (Long story short.)
I wrote a forum post in a WTB/WTT section and described exactly what I was looking for. I was interested in people with decent writing skills so they could produce good, high quality forum posts. The knowledge about the niches wasn't important. I trained them and I tutored them so they understood the concept flawless and they also understood the niche properly.

I was looking for people who was interested in long-term work.. And people who was able to dedicate 10+ hours per week at least. - I wrote all of these things in a forum post. - And then I started to answer all the applicants.

I ignored some of them right off the bat as I could clearly see that they couldn't write good enough. - I "hired" a handful of people on a trial basis. - And that was also stated within my first post. That I would need to get "proof" so to speak. And I got it. - When I found a few people I believed in, I started to train them. - I've worked with some of them for more than 3 years now. - And I hired 2 of them full time.



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overcast

I think it's possible to train them for some of the stuff. I know some who can do their own data entry and other works. I know many who are working like assistant on design and some other projects. And this means you can hire them on hourly basis. I just don't think typical data based hiring may not earn much money these days. You can give them instruciton on trello and this should be enough to get your started.



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augusta

why not if they're worthy and are willing to learn.It is one thing to desire to teach and totally a different thing with the person willing to learn.If they are willing I will teach them, after all, no amount of payment will commiserate with the help they would render to me.Outsource can make or mar a job,so if you employ an amateur in the job, the job maybe outrightly rejected or the rating maybe very poor or low.



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Corzhens

I had the experience of handling an outsource some years back for a short project. The outsource needed complete supervision and ample orientation of the job. The outsource was actually under a supervisor who is under my responsibility. With online work, I guess it is a different story since an online outsource is by online communication only. I really cannot say how to handle the outsource but definitely he has to be trained for the job that he is hired for.



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overcast

I think it's possible to train if you are paying the decent amount. Often some of the people do that while they hire the VA or other outsourced workers. You can see that often works out for many people. I have however noticed that there some of the times people end up paying more due to training and other costs involved.



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