Outsourcing shouldn’t be a nightmare, people genuinely want to help: of course they expect to be paid for it. Most people are just too busy to complete everything on their own. Others don’t have the required skills to get the job done. You don’t have to worry about missing deadlines or doing that job you really don’t want to do: there are professionals out there who could help you whilst you concentrate on what you can do. Reliable and affordable outsourcing  can be easy if you know where to look. But sometimes it takes a while to find the right person but it’s worth it when you finally narrow down on the right professional who can help you.

If you’re looking to offload some of your extra work,  get it done professionally fon any of these 18 sites.

1. FancyHands – Pay a flat monthly fee rather than an hourly fee for help on your tasks.

2. TaskUs – Outsourcing tool for companies needing content, data analysis and sales support.

3. Zirtual –Virtual assistants for busy people.

4. Unroll.me –Unsubscribe instantly from whatever you don’t want.

5. Crowdspring –Creative talent professionals for all your logo and graphic design needs.

6. RedBeacon–Connect with best service providers in your neighbourhood (to do home jobs)

7. IFTTT – Automated rules for your social networks—”If I post a blog, than share the post via Twitter and Facebook.”

8. Microworkers –  Connects employers and workers from around the world.

9. Mechanical Turk – Great for outsourcing de-duplication, data entry and moderation.

10. oDesk – Find talent around the world, from web design to copywriting and everything in between.

11. Exec – Simply enter your zip code to find a qualified house cleaner near you.

12. PeoplePerHour — Post a job and start receiving bids right away.

13. Elance — Connect with top-notch freelancing talent around the world.

14. TaskRabbit –The task and errand service that finds people to do the jobs you hate.

15. Fiverr –Can hook you up with a freelancer online for just five bucks.

16. TripIt –Is an all-in-one travel organizer

17. Guru— Discover the finest freelancers online.

18. Freelancer—Freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business.

 What is your favourite outsourcing site?