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We’re Here to Show You How to Outsource Effectively


My name is Damien Elsing and I have worked extensively as a freelance writer, web designer and online marketer.

I’ve experienced outsourcing from both sides – as a freelance contractor on Elance, as well as a team builder using Elance and oDesk to find people to help me provide the best service possible.

I founded Outsource How because I believe people need help with learning to outsource effectively.


While there are many websites around that facilitate outsourcing, there are far fewer resources for people who want to learn to maximise the returns on their time and money when it comes to hiring virtual staff.

Outsource How brings together different people’s diverse knowledge and experiences so that you can learn and benefit from the knowledge of those who have been there and done it before.

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel or waste time and money learning from trial and error.

With outsourcing sites growing faster than ever, and small businesses being more proactive than ever when it comes to outsourcing, there are pitfalls for inexperienced team builders. Many people come away from outsourcing experiences disillusioned and frustrated. It’s very easy for something that was meant to save time and money to actually end up taking more time to manage than you would have spent doing the work yourself.

So many people dive head first into outsourcing without weighing up the consequences of doing it wrong. Our goal is to become a stepping stone towards you becoming a successful team builder.


Outsource How is here to show you how to get the most out of your outsourcing efforts.

Where do you start? How do you avoid making costly mistakes that actually make your goals harder to achieve?

We’ll give you solid advice on how to make the most of your time and your budget when it comes to making decisions about hiring somebody or being hired, and how to get make the relationship as productive and mutually beneficial as possible.

Some of what we cover:

  • How to use tools and strategies to find the best person for the project
  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced tips, categorised so you can have a linear learning experience
  • Information resources such as podcasts and e-books which allow you to make the most out of your outsourcing and freelancing efforts
  • Discussions about issues surrounding outsourcing such as ethics, personal stories and case studies, as well as new developments and latest news

Learning how to outsource will take your business efforts to the next level, allowing you to leverage your time more effectively and enabling you to focus on the things that really matter.

Our “New Here?” page is a great place to start if you want to learn the basics and see how the information on this site is organised.

Check out our resources page for handy tools and products to help you on your way.

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