Over the past couple of months, I have run across a debate brewing and it seems that a recent post by CopyBlogger has really caused there to be a little bit of a social media battle over the last week.
That argument is should a business really outsource and can you build a business on outsourcing. There are many who believe that you can. That is part of the 4-Hour Work Week. Along that line many believe that you can build a venture that outsources the majority of work and build a money making machine.
But, then CopyBlogger last week posted an e-Book called “The Outsourcing Conspiracy Report” which basically seems to debunk the idea that a business can be built using heavy outsourcing and that it is a pie-in-the-sky idea that is the current trend for “get rich quick”.
So this week I have read many articles that seem to be discussing this exact issue and falling on different views. Here are a couple:
Can you really outsource your life? [Freepursuits.com]
Should your startup outsource? [Blogtrepreneur.com]
If you remember, I even voiced a base opinion on it a few weeks ago called “What do you want??” where I said you have to understand your requirements.
With all the buzz around this topic, I am interested in finding out what you think. Here’s your opportunity to chime in on the debate!!
1. Should start-ups outsource? Why or Why not?
2. Can you build a lasting, successful business that heavily outsources? Why or why not?