What Did You Outsource Most This Month

Profile picture of the author The Niche Man by The Niche Man Posted: 03/30/2012
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.
#month #outsource

  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Int
    Adrian Int
    Gotta second Bill, here.

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

    Cheers,
    -Adrian
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    tpw
    Yes, graphics second.
  • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
    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
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author ProvenViral
    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 ...
  • Profile picture of the author rooze
    rooze
    Manufacturing is my biggest outsourced expense. Aiming to bring more of that back in-house later in the year.
  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    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
  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author denisjor
    denisjor
    If I could afford it, I would pretty much outsource most everything...
  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Andy Money
    Lots of SEO.
  • Profile picture of the author denisjor
    denisjor
    Amen Andrew
  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author denisjor
    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"
  • Profile picture of the author Eleanor
    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
  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    alcymart
    The same here, 50% of the "writing" is outsourced and some SEO for customers among a couple other tasks. If I don't have the time, I'll basically outsource it.

    Bernard

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