What’s the best way to outsource services & create a billing system?

QUESTION:

I’m starting a marketing company that offers services requiring outsourcing from different partners. What’s the best way to outsource this work and create a billing system that shows my company name to my clients?

ANSWER:

Naomi Kokubo

Naomi Kokubo

by Naomi Kokubo, Cofounder of Founders Space

Here are few billing systems that you can check out:

AcceptPay http://www.acceptpay.com

HighDeal http://www.highdeal.com

Aria http://www.ariasystems.com

PaySimple http://www.paysimple.com

Steve Lindstrom also recommended…

Free Books http://www.freshbooks.com

As for outsourcing work and finding talent, there are numerous online services that act as virtual marketplaces, where contractors and businesses can connect. Here are three of the more popular services:

oDesk http://www.odesk.com

BidModo http://www.bidmodo.com/

eLance http://www.elance.com

I hope this helps you get started!

Comments & Advice:
  1. Ohhhh Jeeeez says:

    I've heard of a few billing systems that you may want to check out:

    AcceptPay http://www.acceptpay.com

    HighDeal http://www.highdeal.com

    Aria http://www.ariasystems.com

    PaySimple http://www.paysimple.com

  2. I can't really speak so much about the outsourcing part of your question since I've never done it myself, but I've heard good things about http://www.elance.com. Additionally, before you actually do any outsourcing you might want to read this article from Entrepreneur Magazine about the topic: http://www.entrepreneur.com/humanresources/hiri

    If you want a really nice (and fairly inexpensive) billing system then you should check out Fresh Books (http://www.freshbooks.com/?ref=2bbac0bd235706-1). Fresh Books allows you to sign up and manage 3 clients for free so you can try the product out. It also lets you have multiple people manage your account, send quotes and bills, and your customer can even send you payments via credit card through Fresh Books.

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