What Did You Outsource Most This Month

by The Niche Man 65 replies
Part of the formula for success in Internet marketing is outsourcing. Which includes how to do it, when to do it and where to do it.

Outsourcing is a powerful way to leverage other people's time, talent and labor. Allowing you to focus more on your profit generating activities.

What did you outsource the most this month?

For example, I outsourced my email and article submissions.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #month #outsource
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    My #1 outsourcing expense is always writing.

    But then again, I don't pay $5 for a writer.

    Instead, I pay a good living wage to some of the best ghost writers on the net.
    Signature
    Bill Platt, Oklahoma USA, PlattPublishing.com
    Publish Coloring Books for Profit (WSOTD 7-30-2015)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5936722].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      My #1 outsourcing expense is always writing.

      But then again, I don't pay $5 for a writer.

      Instead, I pay a good living wage to some of the best ghost writers on the net.
      So,

      Who is your best ghost paid writer on the net
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5936763].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by jeffreys View Post

        So,

        Who is your best ghost paid writer on the net

        If I told you that, every person that reads this thread would be trying to hire them, and then they might find themselves swamped with work and unable to find the time to work with me.

        I pay my people rates that will keep them happy to give me their time, but it is up to them to find more customers like me.
        Signature
        Bill Platt, Oklahoma USA, PlattPublishing.com
        Publish Coloring Books for Profit (WSOTD 7-30-2015)
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5936783].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          If I told you that, every person that reads this thread would be trying to hire them, and then they might find themselves swamped with work and unable to find the time to work with me.

          I pay my people rates that will keep them happy to give me their time, but it is up to them to find more customers like me.
          Hi TPW,

          No offence.

          Why don't you pm me and tell me. That way, not many will know. He!He!

          You know what. You might have help a warrior like me make a few more sales.

          Most of the writers are full of BS. They write unbelievable articles that converts high bounce rates to my sites and help my site lose their rankings. By the time I try everyone of them, I might lose a lot of sales.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5942188].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author tpw
            Originally Posted by jeffreys View Post

            Hi TPW,

            No offence.

            Why don't you pm me and tell me. That way, not many will know. He!He!

            You know what. You might have help a warrior like me make a few more sales.

            Most of the writers are full of BS. They write unbelievable articles that converts high bounce rates to my sites and help my site lose their rankings. By the time I try everyone of them, I might lose a lot of sales.

            No offense taken.

            If my writers see this thread and want to contact you, they will.
            Signature
            Bill Platt, Oklahoma USA, PlattPublishing.com
            Publish Coloring Books for Profit (WSOTD 7-30-2015)
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5943200].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      My #1 outsourcing expense is always writing.

      But then again, I don't pay $5 for a writer.

      Instead, I pay a good living wage to some of the best ghost writers on the net.
      Still on the look out to find someone that suits my needs. Ghost writers that deliver top quality are hard to find.. Or I am just not searching in the right direction. Any pointers?

      That said. Outsourced the most to people that do design and programming. Think I invested around $7k soley this month and I am really glad with the job done. Currently getting a website created as well, for another $1.5k the feeling that you get when an outsourcer exactly created what you want is quite a good feeling to be honest, then again it's a real pain if they don't get it at all and you already invested the money.. I think loads have been there and loads will come across this point.. The experience I gained from the last situation is just pure gold though. Basically saying that a negative situation could give you a valuable lesson. Just a matter of perspective.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5936791].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
        Same here number one cost is writers. I have a few that i have been working with for a fair while now.

        I can do it but it takes me way too long. Much better to pay someone who does it better than me.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5936826].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Int
    Gotta second Bill, here.

    My #1 outsourcing cost this month was all writing work. (with graphics coming in second)

    Cheers,
    -Adrian
    Signature
    ATTENTION: Improve your list building. Free report and mp3
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5936748].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Yes, graphics second.
    Signature
    Bill Platt, Oklahoma USA, PlattPublishing.com
    Publish Coloring Books for Profit (WSOTD 7-30-2015)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5936756].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Tip: Two of my writers advertise their services in their signatures here in the forum.

    If you pay attention to their posts, you will have a real good idea of what they are capable of doing for you.
    Signature
    Bill Platt, Oklahoma USA, PlattPublishing.com
    Publish Coloring Books for Profit (WSOTD 7-30-2015)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5936866].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ProvenViral
    I basically outsourced all of my website creation in expanding my authority sites.

    Once you find something that will make you money, it all boils down to how fast you can do it, and how many people you can hire to accomplish this. It also comes down to how reliable they work because I find it that many outsource workers get lazy after their first $200 made and quit for a month lol ...
    Signature
    "Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle". - Abraham Lincoln
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5937562].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author rooze
    Manufacturing is my biggest outsourced expense. Aiming to bring more of that back in-house later in the year.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5937615].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Nearly everything is outsourced in my operation, though I still plan about 75% of the product creation. I also write a lot even though I don't have to, it's something I thoroughly enjoy doing. I love the creative side of planning, strategy, product creation, testing new traffic methods and sources, attending seminars and conferences, etc.

    I spend more time managing people and investments, planning, performing quality audits, holding meetings, updating our policy and procedure manuals (soon to be outsourced), and making sure the squeaky wheel gets the oil these days. At some point I'm going to need to outsource human resources.

    RoD
    Signature
    "Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out."
    - Jim Rohn
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5937981].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    Good to hear that you Guys are all satisfied in outsourcing your business.
    Among the many advantages of leasing staff, it is its cost-effectiveness and convenience that attracts clients most of the time.
    Signature
    Staff Leasing
    We Lease Offshore Employees

    Hire inexpensive labor from the Philippines!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5938091].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I dont outsource anything. I do everything myself. True definition of an independent business owner.

    Ok wait... i lied... lol... i did outsource my ebook cover creation for the basketball book that i've created.
    Signature

    <a href="https://www.fiverr.com/articlesucces...ting-in-72-hrs" style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 11px;" target="_blank">I will write 10, 500-word articles on Internet Marketing in 72 hours</a>

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5938973].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author denisjor
    If I could afford it, I would pretty much outsource most everything...
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5939072].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author denisjor
    Amen Andrew
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5939961].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    odesk: i out sourced web design, ppc set up and rum adwords camp.
    great work form odesk. love odesk because you can control your employees by feedback. you cannot do that on the forum.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5939979].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author denisjor
    Ya know, I have never used Odesk...I have used Elance (many times) but from what I have heard and seen, is that Odesk is pretty much everyone's favorite.

    Note to self.... "revisit Odesk"
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5940040].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Eleanor
    The main things I've outsourced have been product development and product graphics

    If I could I would do it all myself - I'm a bit of a control freak
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5940083].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Paul Parkhouse
    Just recently outsourced the backlinking for a new website. Also got an ebook cover created.

    Very happy so far, as it would take me ages to do these tasks myself. I like to stick with creating content.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5940680].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    I mainly outsourced my website marketing as I am involved in another project at the moment.
    Regards
    vivi62
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5940688].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Legit SEO
      70% content writing
      20% SEO packages
      10% domains, proxies, etc
      Signature

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5940921].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    I still have my hands in all of the aspects of my online business. It is too young to safely turn over. So my biggest outsource for the month? Well that would be the preparation of my food. Pizza joints have gotten a heavy workout from me.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5941271].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author candres79
    SEO Packages for the most part
    Signature

    Regards,
    Candres
    Powerful Internet MarketingPowerful Internet Maketing

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5941285].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author povchef
    This is always a big month for me. Always like to setup a few new projects just before the end of the tax year. I outsource almost everything Keyword and Niche research, Content for new websites and Backlinking for the next few months.
    Only thing I do myself is setup the website and fan page. Less is more
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5941307].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    And i've also outsourced niche research on the basketball book i created. I know alot about basketball... just needed to know if there's a niche that's rabid for it online.
    Signature

    <a href="https://www.fiverr.com/articlesucces...ting-in-72-hrs" style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 11px;" target="_blank">I will write 10, 500-word articles on Internet Marketing in 72 hours</a>

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5942444].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Part of the formula for success in Internet marketing is outsourcing. Which includes how to do it, when to do it and where to do it.

    Outsourcing is a powerful way to leverage other people's time, talent and labor. Allowing you to focus more on your profit generating activities.

    What did you outsource the most this month?

    For example, I outsourced my email and article submissions.



    This was an interesting question. I outsourced backlinking.

    I read this thread trying to find good ideas.



    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5942574].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author infomaniacs
    I outsource my follow up phone calls every month. Apart from not having the time to call every one of my leads, I also don't have the desire to
    I use a professional call centre to follow up my leads which leaves me more time to do the stuff that I like, like promotion!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5943170].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    i operate a 24/7 computer operation in philippines, 5 operators, plus a manager, computer brain

    has its ups and down, especially with holy week just around the corner
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5943176].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Donbaba
      Can u point me to a reliable source i can outsource to in the Phillipines pls? You will be helping a fellow warrior a lot
      Signature

      Please read the sig file rules

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7769797].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Trevor M
    I outsource a majority of my article writing as well as all graphic design.

    You can always find decent graphic artists for cheap. Article writers on the other hand... that's definitely you get what you pay for.
    Signature

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5943191].message }}
  • I outsource writing also as it saves me heaps of time. I also have a va and outsorce lots to them
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5943287].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Krisz Rokk
    Recently I outsourced article writing... used Elance... I'll need to check out Odesk.
    I also outsourced the cover design for my ebook...
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5943345].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author articleschandi
    I was outsourcing video marketing
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5944092].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author damasgate
    This month I spent a lot on outsourcing articles and SEO.

    They are both just time consuming. I usually go for medium priced writers, but I will always go for the top SEO guys.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5947079].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author bsiege
      Forum marketing, it is time consuming and boring if you don't like your product category.

      Only problem is sometimes my assisstant goes a little overbored and stuff gets classified as spam.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5947093].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Lilypuff
    SEO and some writing.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5947087].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    I outsource quite a bit of what I do. Mostly SEO. I usually find it easier to stay on top of other things if I let someone else to that type of work for me. I try to only outsource things that aren't going to give any of my secrets away and give me competition, but anything else I can outsource I usually do.
    Signature
    READY SET COMEDY PODCAST

    Bored? Need a laugh? Find us on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5947310].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Joseph
    Hi Niche Man,

    I'd have to agree with Adrian and Bill on this one!

    Article writers, and graphics.
    Signature

    Jon

    "Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone." -- Deepak Chopra

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5948131].message }}
  • Outsourced some technical wordpress stuff. Been thinking to outsource Wordpress mock-ups, to help me get more deals offline.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5948143].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author loi77
    Web design. This is the part that I am struggling.
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5948277].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BurtL
    I outsourced video editing. But I'm probably just going to hire the guy permanently.
    Signature

    Aphasia: Loss of Language NOT Intelligence.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5948789].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    Part of the formula for success in Internet marketing is outsourcing. Which includes how to do it, when to do it and where to do it.

    Outsourcing is a powerful way to leverage other people's time, talent and labor. Allowing you to focus more on your profit generating activities.

    What did you outsource the most this month?

    For example, I outsourced my email and article submissions.
    I always outsource writing because my writing sucks!

    But last month I spend more on design than writing..

    Outsource is great, it's just make things easier for all of us!

    Jeremiah
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5948907].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Andhisnamewas
    Graphics was number one for me.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5949246].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author seotothecore
    PPC Campaign Management- spent 2 K this month alone having endless campaigns made
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5951598].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author HCRoyo
    I never do outsourcing (because I am the freelancer)
    I still have time to manage my own sites, in exchange for sleepless nights and a couple of eyebags
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5951861].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author gridley
    I try to outsource some of the high pr links but mostly I do everything myself.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5952349].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Barron
    Since I do most of my writing I outsourced mostly SEO stuff, in particular the manual, pita parts.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5952351].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author denisjor
    If you can afford it...outsource most everything and then go to the movies. :p
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5952584].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Donbaba
    i operate a 24/7 computer operation in philippines, 5 operators, plus a manager, computer brain

    has its ups and down, especially with holy week just around the corner)

    Can you point me to an outsourcing IT persone in the Phillipines?
    Signature

    Please read the sig file rules

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7769808].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I outsourced a little bit of my writing work this month but the quality was not good - I had to revise most of the articles I outsourced. I prefer to do most of the work myself. Like they say, if you want something done properly you got to do it yourself.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7770095].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Graphics. Same as most months.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7770360].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jazzd1
    My outsourcing will be site updates, writing, SEO and videos..(in that order)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7770478].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics