As your business begins to develop an outsourcing strategy, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming.

From sales to information technology to project management, many various aspects of your business may benefit from outsourcing. But, which department is best suited for outsourcing?

Businesses today commonly outsource parts (or all) of these functions:

  • Sales
  • Customer Support
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Finance

Identifying low-risk, high reward tasks to outsource can be very beneficial for your business. But how do you know which tasks to outsource? Where does your company need the most help? Where do you begin?

Try Matt’s Outsourcing Checklist

This free checklist was designed to help you outsourcing planning checklistassess your company’s possible outsourcing needs. It will help you create a plan for teaming up with part-time or full-time freelancers. If you’re interested in getting started with oDesk or Elance, this checklist will help you determine which tasks to consider outsourcing. It will also help you drill down into specific, bite-sized tasks that are commonly outsourced through the Internet.

Click here to download the Outsourcing Planning Checklist. Check off the areas where you believe your business could benefit from outsourcing tasks.

Download the Checklist


Becky Trowbridge is a freelance marketing professional. She offers a wide variety of marketing support services, including content creation, social media cultivation, and landing page design.

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