I received a lot of requests from people wanting to know about web sites where they could find suitable people to outsource to. I discussed the benefits of outsourcing tasks you are not particularly good at or that are of low value to other people who more are more talented in those areas. In doing this you can grow your business more quickly and make more money.

Now I don’t pretend that this is an exhaustive list, but these are people or sources that I have either tried or have heard good things about.

I’ll start with tasks that I tend to write about and then move to other tasks that may be less common.

Perhaps the best general sites where you can find many different kinds of service providers are:

  • www.elance.com
  • www.rentacoder.com
  • www.guru.com

Some of the services available form these sites, include virtual assistants, web site design and development, programming, copywriting, graphic design, training design and ghost writing.

With the emergence of Web 2.0 I believe that blogging and podcasting will be very important. If you are planning on doing any of this, here are some sites that may be helpful:

For video creation and submission try:

  • www.mediastreams.com
  • http://turnhere.com
  • www.tubemogul.com

If you are looking for people to write articles, these ones in addition to the 3 in the first section offer a lot of choices:

  • www.Ifreelance.com
  • www.getafreelancer.com
  • www.need-an-article.com

While we are talking about having articles written, don’t forget that they have to be submitted to the thousands of sites on the web. This job can be made easier with article submission software. Some useful products and services include:

  • Unique Article Wizard
  • Article Post Robot

For pay per click advertising start with:

  • www.google.com/adwords/learningcenter/

Once you understand it you can outsource the management of your pay per click campaigns to:

  • www.getfoundnow.com
  • www.searchengine-optimization.net
  • www.redflymarketing.com

No business should be without PR and here are a few places where you can get the help you need:

  • www.webresearchservices.com
  • www.prleads.com

These sites are just a handful and represent the tip of the iceberg. There are literally thousands more, but they are a starting point and if you start with these, you’ll begin to find more.