Outsource Your Service Business
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Outsource Your Service Business

Give your work away with greater confidence by choosing an independent contractor right for you and your business.
4.4 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,071 students enrolled
Created by Tanya Smith
Last updated 2/2013
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, learn to free up more time to focus on the right activities while you: * Uncover which tasks you do currently that need to be given away * Set a budget for your outsource project * Interview and select the right contractor for you * Minimize communication mishaps * End the relationship constructively
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  • No Prerequisites Necessary

Outsource Your Service Business is an introductory course designed to help service professionals free up more time so you can focus on more profit generating activities in your service business.  

Through a series of video lectures and customizable templates, discover a practical step-by-step process for hiring the right independent contractor, establishing trust, and getting the outcome you want for your investment.

Take this ultimate outsourcing course right now and discover benefits of outsourcing your service business.


Who is the target audience?
  • Independent service providers, microbusinesses, and any other small, but mighty entrepreneur seeking assistance without hiring a full-time team
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Overview of the Course
1 Lecture 02:50
Giving Your Work Away
3 Lectures 13:29
This lecture defines outsourcing relative to small and microbusiness owners, and how giving your work away can free up more time for important tasks.
Preview 02:35

This lecture outlines potentials pros and cons of outsourcing. How does it fit into your business? What do you think you'll risk by hiring an independent contractor? Conscious decisions are key to your success.
Preview 02:56

This lecture covers tips on how to decide what work is essential for you to do (act on) and what can be outsourced (assigned) or automated.  
Preview 07:58
Finding the Right Contractor
4 Lectures 18:22
Every good business owner knows what's coming in (income) and what's going out (expense).  Pre-planning a budget for your outsourcing will save you from unnecessary anxiety about whether it's worth the cost.
Determine the Budget

The best way to attract quality candidates for your outsource needs is to have an attractive job description that says everything they need to know about the position.
Write the Job Description

Sometimes an interview can tell you more than any resume. Ask great questions to determine if the candidate is right for you and your business needs.
Interview Best Picks

This lecture points out next steps after you've interviewed and/or reviewed notes about the candidates for your outsourced position.
Choose Your New Partner
Working With a Contractor
3 Lectures 12:36
A training plan doesn't have to take a lot of time.  It's about ensuring your hired outsource partner understands your outcome and they have everything they need to get there.
Design A Training Plan

This lecture covers how to keep track of the work you have outsourced without creating extra work and overwhelm for YOU.
Manage Your Assignments

In this lecture, we cover 10 of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to outsourcing work.
10 Mistakes to Avoid
Ending the Relationship
3 Lectures 12:30
Sometimes it's hard to say goodbye, but this lecture highlights when it's time to let your outsource partner go gracefully.
Know When to Say Goodbye

After the project is complete, learn how to share feedback to improve the next experience you or someone else may have with the contractor.
Evaluate the Work Product

This lecture covers a few final notes and a recap of the entire course.
Course Wrap Up

This short quiz will test how well you understood the concepts explained in the course.

What Did You Learn?
7 questions
Bonus Resources
3 Lectures 02:49
This mindmap outlines the main points from each lecture in the course.
Outsource Your Service Business Mindmap
1 page

Download this handy sheet for a list of resources mentioned during the course.
Outsource Resource List
1 page

Demo: Setting Up a Training Tutorial Library
About the Instructor
Tanya Smith
4.5 Average rating
20 Reviews
2,080 Students
2 Courses
Social Content Strategy & MicroMarketing Solutions

Tanya Smith is a creative social content strategist, soccer mom and geeky student of all things internet, teaching service providers to leverage snack-size, microcontent for maximum social media visibility so they can be more visible, grow thriving businesses and live a life they love.

Described as a “walking Google", Tanya's experience and branding perspectives have been featured in radio, print, and a number of well-known digital publications such as Visionocity and Bronze Magazine.

Tanya has been a guest speaker for various national organizations and events, having the honor of delivering a world-wide simulcast for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), as well as delivering training about personal branding and online marketing systems for the University of Texas at Dallas' executive coaching “Expert Forum" and Alliance Data Systems (ADS).

Formerly named #4 in the top 10 of Most Intriguing Women by the National Association for Women on the Rise and #8 in the list of 50 Fabulous Women Entrepreneurs by Black Business Women Online, Tanya has also been previously listed as one of the Top 100 Business Coaches to follow on Twitter by Evan Carmichaels.