Of course, any sales are better than no sales, and you have to start somewhere. I would not recommend Upwork or Freelancer for the reasons you mentioned. I have used offshore resources with good success, but you need to do marketing on a continuous basis; it's not a one-time event. Marketing and sales take effort, and sometimes lots of effort, especially if you are new to the space or trying to acquire new customers. Acquiring new customers takes probably 10x more effort than keeping existing customers. Remember, once you get a customer, make sure they are happy and they will come back for more and will mention your company to their friends.
You also mentioned that you have time constraints. Even if you have someone else doing the work, you will still need to manage, coach, direct, oversee, motivate, and provide feedback. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts or easy answers. If you are not willing or able to invest the time, then the business is probably really not your priority. Invest your time and efforts into what you truly love and enjoy, and the rewards will come later.
Best of Luck! I hope this helps.
Publicada el 24/01/pm