I'm starting this thread because I often find it a pain to get a straight quote and really find the benchmarks whenever I am hiring for new tasks. I am also creating this thread because I have been ripped off by providers on certain freelance websites when I first started. This thread is not intended to get your providers info, it's just to set the benchmarks and mention tasks you outsource. I also realize many of the things we outsource you can create bots for, however, often times quality is better than quantity. What I am currently outsourcing Forum posting - 1$ per post and 1$ for forum account creation. Notes: This project is intended to build backlinks and reputation in relevant forums. Finding blogs to guest post on - 2$ per blog application and .50 cents per account creation. Notes: This project designed to find relevant blogs to become a guest blogger on to get backlinks and build authority. They find the blogs, apply to them and put the data in a spreadsheet. Article writing - Though I use fiverr for lower quality article writing you can find some decent writers there. However, for higher quality I pay 1.5 to 2 cents per word. Academic writing I pay anywhere from 3 to 5 cents per word depending on complexity. What are you outsourcing and what do you pay?