Outsourcing SAVES Money
One of the biggest reasons I see people struggling with their internet marketing business is the fact they try to do everything themselves. If they are already working full time and building a part time web based income then this issue is compounded many times.
They say to themselves they will outsource when they are making more money AND they lie to themselves that they can do a better job of it themselves. I ask them though, ‘do you see Richard Branson flying Virgin airoplanes?’There is literally a small army of online workers out there who could make life so much easier for you if you employed them on a job-per-job basis. They are all self employed and with sites such as Elance.com you can easily check their pedigree and quality of work.
Not using these people means you have to do everything and won’t achieve your online goals anytime soon. I use freelancers for:
- Proofreading my books
- Answering my work phone
- Customer service
- Taking orders and sending products
- Graphic design
Most of the boring stuff and things I have no skills in such as graphic design. They help you run an efficient business and make your product quality really shine. I don’t have the space here to cover all the details but start looking at what is taking up your time AND bores you and outsource. Make sure you write up some procedures for the person to follow.
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I say outsourcing is a win-win! You get to hire people and work for you. Your work gets done faster and more effecient PLUS you save a lot of time. You can do more with your time.