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I’ve been considering doing a course on outsourcing for a while now as I’ve been at it (outsourcing) for getting on for at least 2 and a half years now so I’ve made just about every mistake possible.

I hope.

In case you didn’t know I currently do all my outsourcing to the Philippines, but I’ve been thinking of testing out India too as there are far more people live there (!) and so it’s more likely that I’ll find the staff I need. Logical?

Outsourcing to the Philippines is certainly not a bed of roses, but I do find it a lot easier now I’ve come to terms with a few things.  What I’ve learned isn’t in any books or courses I’ve ever read or taken which only seem to focus on the upbeat and positive side of it all.

Of course, life isn’t like that so I admit I’ve been a bit naive (I’m being kind to myself here) and believed what I was told because I’m like that. My expectations are that I’m being told the truth and not what I want to hear – I know that’s not always what we get, but I choose to extend trust until proven otherwise.

I prefer to be told the truth rather than how things can be when it’s all going great. If I know all the facts then I can make good decisions, and I now believe I’ve made some bad ones because I trusted what I was being told was correct. Experience changes all that and I now know that what I was taught wasn’t actually the way it is.

Anyway…

I’m thinking of doing my course on outsourcing from the perspective of what you really need to be careful about to avoid having time wasting staff suck the life out of your working day.

In other words I can now fairly accurately spot someone who is going to waste my time, and I believe I can teach you that too.

Once you get past that group of people then outsourcing can be both enjoyable and productive.

I will make this course if I get enough interest in it.

So let’s say if I get 20 comments (not counting my own) on this blog post then I’ll go ahead and make the course. Everyone who comments will get in for free and everybody else will pay.

Sound fair?

-Frank Haywood