Making it in the online business world is more challenging and yet fulfilling today than it ever has been in the past. It is more challenging because the economy has not been very kind to consumers or small businesses. But it is more rewarding because it is becoming a more palatable environment for the micro business ran by people, who have been burned one too far too many times by the corporations. If you no longer have faith that someone is going to offer you the dream job with the dream pay and the dream job security, then you are not alone. That’s why more people than ever before are turning to their own businesses as a means of support. But before you get started, it is important to look into the aspects of your business that may hold you back. Make a list of the things you don’t enjoy doing, aren’t very good at, yet are still necessary for the operation of your business. When you’ve got this list complete, see about outsourcing whatever you can to a virtual personal assistant or a little other part time worker. Here’s how to do it: 1. Use the power of adsIf you are placing your advertisements in the right place, they still get great results. If your business is local, then you may want to run an ad in the newspaper. You may also wish to check with the local universities to see if there are any students eyeing for part time jobs that can be referred to your company. If you are working on a more national or global scale, then you should take sites within your industry’s area of specialty or try posting several Craigslist ads for the major metropolitan areas and have interested parties respond via email. Other alternative include using Facebook and social media to place announcement and search for talent. This is what we used in our website. We are asking our contact and friends to do part time work, asking them to test product and submit their review. This is a very effective method.2. Establish real and personal connectionsIf working locally, especially if you own a brick and mortar store, this is pretty natural to pull off. But when you get to the online world, it gets a little trickier. You can’t ever be sure when you’re doing it all on your own, whether the resume and cover letter you like were written by the right individual or not. Furthermore, you can only trust about half (if that) of what people tell you before confirming it for yourself. Therefore, go beyond the email. Establish a phone connection. Use verified payment services to help with payroll. Make sure that you have a physical address and that it checks out. And have a criminal background check ran on the person. In other words, if you are hiring a part time worker, treat it like its an actual job, because it is. By following these actions, help could soon be on its way.