Here's an 100% outsourced way to earn a living online. Suggest yours.

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Hi, guys!

Most people try to make money online, or build a business, but what happens in reality is they just create another job for themselves, and become slaves in it.

Let's brainstorm some ways we can earn a living online, without us doing the work.

I'll start us off.

Authority site creation model:

- Find a niche you are interested in.

- Put up a WordPress site with a nice and clean theme.

- Hire a knowledgable blogger (or several bloggers) to create high quality content, daily. Some of it will be keyword focused, and some of it will be more authoritative (for example: 20 simple ways to do "X"). Some of the posts can even be product reviews.

- The same people can do on-page SEO of the posts they create (H1 tags, optimize image names, use keywords and related keywords, etc).

- You can hire a white-hat link builder to build backlinks to each new post, or even to post them on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

- Each "author" will also be responsible for answering the comments on their own posts.

- You will be the only one who can access the rest of the admin area. So, you can always control the theme, or what appears in the sidebar. You can add recommended products there, or even add an optin form, to build your list.

What will you be emailing your people? Simple: Just send them a brief email daily saying "We just posted this helpful post on the blog. Here's the link."

You can have the bloggers sent the emails out, or even another person you trust.

Here's an example of an authority WordPress site that uses the "several authors" strategy:

AuthorityNutrition.com (not my site).

Let's think of other hands off ways to earn a living online.

Or, you can even suggest improvements to the model above.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    There is nothing hands off about what you are proposing. There is research to be done. Lets face it, just because you outsource something does not mean you do not have to proofread and verify. Not to mention the costs involved. If you want someone to write quality articles with all the SEO done, this will not be cheap.

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    • Profile picture of the author perneali45
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      There is nothing hands off about what you are proposing. There is research to be done. Lets face it, just because you outsource something does not mean you do not have to proofread and verify. Not to mention the costs involved. If you want someone to write quality articles with all the SEO done, this will not be cheap.

      al
      Being a control freak will keep us enslaved in our own business.

      Writers can do all the research. You can find find tons of high-quality writers and bloggers on sites like odesk.com or freelancer.com.

      Once we find promising writers who speak proper English, we can give them some tests (blog posts to write) and see how they do. If they are good, I would give them the ball and let them run with it.

      Yes, there are costs involved. But we are building a quality asset, that can even be sold as a whole down the road.

      Not to mention that we can send quality offers to our list from time to time as well.

      Thanks for the feedback!
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by perneali45 View Post

        Being a control freak will keep us enslaved in our own business.
        Intervention in ones own business doesn't render a person a control freak.

        A business needs control.

        It needs control of people. quality control, control of payments and most importantly, control of your liabilities I.e ensuring leads are going to you.

        Outsourcing isn't the beach dwellers dream. It's rarely 'passive' and it takes a lot of time, effort and patience to manage a group of people remotely and even when the cogs are in place, you still need to keep the pendulum swinging.

        Outsourcing is quite literally - management.
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        • Profile picture of the author 3mill30days
          Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post


          Outsourcing isn't the beach dwellers dream.
          Do you have a model for beach dwellers?
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        • Profile picture of the author ab1962
          I don't want to be rude? But I think most of you guys are missing the point that perneali45 is trying to make here.

          The way I see it is that he is trying to explain how one can set up a sales funnel with good quality content that can help people and contribute to what people are trying find that can help them in certain niches.

          By outsourcing most of the task it will help you as the owner of the site not to become a slave in just another Job but rather a owner of a business who just see to it that all parts of his business stayed well oiled and that that the business run smoothly.

          There will always be cost involve and also always be check-ups that need to be done, but by outsourcing most of the task you as the owner will have more time to just managed everything

          Anyway that is how I see it just my 2c
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        • Profile picture of the author Pinkysoll
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          Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

          Intervention in ones own business doesn't render a person a control freak.

          A business needs control.

          It needs control of people. quality control, control of payments and most importantly, control of your liabilities I.e ensuring leads are going to you.

          Outsourcing isn't the beach dwellers dream. It's rarely 'passive' and it takes a lot of time, effort and patience to manage a group of people remotely and even when the cogs are in place, you still need to keep the pendulum swinging.

          Outsourcing is quite literally - management.
          Preach! Also, we are not "enslaved" by our business because we love what we do. I'd love to take full charge of my business.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by perneali45 View Post

        You can find find tons of high-quality writers and bloggers on sites like odesk.com or freelancer.com.


        Uh..., that's a full time job all by itself.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      There is nothing hands off about what you are proposing. There is research to be done. Lets face it, just because you outsource something does not mean you do not have to proofread and verify. Not to mention the costs involved. If you want someone to write quality articles with all the SEO done, this will not be cheap.

      al
      I think people who have done what the OP suggests can relate to what Al just said. It takes a tremendous amount of research, getting referrals, testing with one person and then testing with another etc..etc.. when doing this stuff. (when coming to things like hiring a blogger and SEO person ..)


      It can be very time consuming and very "hands on". For me, I just rather jump into it myself and know what Iam getting as I write. Rather than wait for someone to complete the work and then check over it and re- edit etc..



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    • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      There is nothing hands off about what you are proposing. There is research to be done. Lets face it, just because you outsource something does not mean you do not have to proofread and verify. Not to mention the costs involved. If you want someone to write quality articles with all the SEO done, this will not be cheap.

      al
      Totally agreed, you should verify the work, make revisions to ensure the best quality and as well as make good ROI since you will not pay less on outsourcing your business online!
      Thanks
      -Omar
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    • Profile picture of the author Tesslady
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      There is nothing hands off about what you are proposing. There is research to be done. Lets face it, just because you outsource something does not mean you do not have to proofread and verify. Not to mention the costs involved. If you want someone to write quality articles with all the SEO done, this will not be cheap.

      al
      I agree. Also, why build a business when you are not willing to spend time, effort and energy into it? I mean, you can't entrust everything to your people.

      If you want to build a business, you have to be willing to be part of its birth to its development. Be willing to take more working hours and less sleep, extract all energy and brilliant ideas you have to make things happen, toil and spend money. Through time, you'll see the fruits of your labor and eventually have time to leave the business to your entrusted people.

      Well, that works best for me. And I would always love to be part of the working team!
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  • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
    Originally Posted by perneali45 View Post

    Hi, guys!

    Most people try to make money online, or build a business, but what happens in reality is they just create another job for themselves, and become slaves in it.

    Let's brainstorm some ways we can earn a living online, without us doing the work.

    I'll start us off.

    Authority site creation model:

    - Find a niche you are interested in.

    - Put up a WordPress site with a nice and clean theme.

    - Hire a knowledgable blogger (or several bloggers) to create high quality content, daily. Some of it will be keyword focused, and some of it will be more authoritative (for example: 20 simple ways to do "X"). Some of the posts can even be product reviews.

    - The same people can do on-page SEO of the posts they create (H1 tags, optimize image names, use keywords and related keywords, etc).

    - You can hire a white-hat link builder to build backlinks to each new post, or even to post them on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

    - Each "author" will also be responsible for answering the comments on their own posts.

    - You will be the only one who can access the rest of the admin area. So, you can always control the theme, or what appears in the sidebar. You can add recommended products there, or even add an optin form, to build your list.

    What will you be emailing your people? Simple: Just send them a brief email daily saying "We just posted this helpful post on the blog. Here's the link."

    You can have the bloggers sent the emails out, or even another person you trust.

    Here's an example of an authority WordPress site that uses the "several authors" strategy:

    https://authoritynutrition.com/

    Let's think of other hands off ways to earn a living online.

    Or, you can even suggest improvements to the model above.

    Thanks!

    You missed a crucial step....

    Go to Warrior Forum, create a new thread and drop a link to your "authority" site. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author perneali45
      Originally Posted by TrickyDick View Post

      You missed a crucial step....

      Go to Warrior Forum, create a new thread and drop a link to your "authority" site. :-)
      The site above is very successful on its own. It doesn't need a link from here.

      If I owned the site, do you think I would out my strategy here?

      Let's keep this thread clean and focused on producing value for the members here.

      Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
        Originally Posted by perneali45 View Post

        The site above is very successful on its own. It doesn't need a link from here.

        If I owned the site, do you think I would out my strategy here?

        Let's keep this thread clean and focused on producing value for the members here.

        Thanks!
        Of course you would put "your strategy" here for a "link drop." It is simple and "common sense." It is not anything earth shattering. :-)

        You're not the first one here on WF to want to "contribute" as a thinly veiled attempt to drop a link... It happens many times every day.

        Back in the "old days," the threads were cleaner... The self promotion threads were squashed rather quickly.
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        • Profile picture of the author perneali45
          I have removed the link from my initial post and just mentioned the site's domain.

          Now, can we please get focused on the subject of this thread?

          Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sonny Tee
    I'm sorry, but you call that outsourced?

    That's definitely outsourcing on some level but when it comes to real outsourcing where you are simply checking in to make sure everything is running smoothly. you will not get that with what you are suggesting. In fact, what you suggested might make your job go from overseeing to working as there will definitely be a lot to check, a lot to research, and a lot of work packing all of the content into one usable website.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Same
    Iam rally happy and glad to see your online working system I around globe of world.Thanks lots of prayers and regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author bleght
    This can be a hand-off approach ONLY if you have great writers and are getting great SEO service. Otherwise, there will be a lot to do and a lot to manage. Also, this might be viewed as a relatively risky approach because you have to be constantly investing money by paying your writers and your SEO provider.

    If the results don't match your expectations, you would be loosing money with this, so it's surely not for newbies. Done for you things rarely work out the way you imagine them.
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  • Profile picture of the author perneali45
    I understand where many of you are coming from.

    Personally, I have had great success by hiring self-managed "stars."

    I give them the instructions and then they go and execute them, without the need for me to oversee everything (maybe I check their work once a month for a few minutes).

    I do admit that those people are the exceptions, though.

    Thanks for all the replies!
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      The what is always easy. The how is what trips people.

      Originally Posted by perneali45 View Post

      I understand where many of you are coming from.

      Personally, I have had great success by hiring self-managed "stars."

      I give them the instructions and then they go and execute them, without the need for me to oversee everything (maybe I check their work once a month for a few minutes).

      I do admit that those people are the exceptions, though.

      Thanks for all the replies!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Uh..., that's a full time job all by itself.
    Personally, I would much rather create the content myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Orion3003
    In my eyes, if your enslaved to your business and feel that way, do something else. You need to find joy in what you do. In most areas of the IM world, there are special skillsets people take time to master and wouldn't dream about outsourcing because they know that, by outsourcing something you have taken so much time in developing would be a complete waste of money and profits not to mention risk. However, outsourcing isn't the worst thing either. The key to outsourcing is to find mundane things that won't affect your ROI.

    Lets take me for example. I spent an entire year working maybe 12-14 hours a day learning and experimenting with paid traffic because I knew it would pay off in the end and not even 5 months in, I began seeing fantastic results. Now let's say all the things I learn about Conversion rate optimization, writing ad copy, tracking and optimizing ect and feel super confident about what I do, why would I outsource it?

    By outsourcing the entire thing, either the individual parts OR the entire thing I run into risks because at the end of the day I don't know what final job they will do, how well the job is going to be done and almost in all cases, how much will I have to overpay them so not only will I have to pay them which will reduce my ROI, but I will most likely have to monitor them anyway.

    Obviously, this is my way of doing things so if you're going to be a control freak, you might aswell mostly everything yourself. Your comment is also about building a site which is a different case to mine as I don't want to deal with any of it but the point is, you waste just as much time babysitting everyone and everything anyway. just my two cents
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  • Profile picture of the author misterkailo
    only thing I outsourced was having a phone team closing sales for me... best way to make money with high ticket without dealing with closing sales
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  • Profile picture of the author Splatterfox
    I don't understand this HUGE obsession with passive income, scaling, leverage, outsourcing - avoiding ANYTHING that is real personal work.

    I mean sure, these things are great and should, sooner or later, be the goal.

    But in my opinion approaching everything that way is contraproductive. It's not about breaking every business down into a lot of steps that can all be outsourced just to pay a bunch of people and don't do anything yourself.

    In my opinion it's about creating the basic concept and business model and then work on it until you feel like your own time is too limited to really take it to the next level. Not worrying about scaling and passivity before you even made the first $.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I monetize 3rd party data using PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers.

    With the exception of creating ad copy and subject lines, which is not hard for PPL offers (since they are free / lead generation offers). which should be left to someone with creative experience, the rest can be run by VA's.

    The business is very systematic with specific step by step processes. Which can be taught to and performed by inexpensive VA's.

    However, someone needs to exist that can manage and delegate the workflow and be able to optimize any aspect of the business or campaigns being run as needed.

    So creative and managerial tasks need to be performed by the owner of the business or have an employee that is capable and trustworthy of performing them.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe what the OP is trying to say is that if you can't completely remove yourself from a business, then all you have is a job. If there was ever a time that something prevented you from performing your activities...YOUR SCREWED!
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You don't have to hire people

    Seriously

    Also, you don't have to even waste money on hosting or a domain

    You can do all this on Facebook and BANK

    Almost zero cost and create a WIN/WIN situation

    The secret is NICHE selection
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Seriously, what do you do if facebook or whatever platform changes their rules and take down whatever you're doing?

      Not saying you should not do what you're doing but, seriously, what's the backup plan? Because you have to have one when you rely entirely on other people's platforms.

      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      You don't have to hire people

      Seriously

      Also, you don't have to even waste money on hosting or a domain

      You can do all this on Facebook and BANK

      Almost zero cost and create a WIN/WIN situation

      The secret is NICHE selection
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen Chedid
    There is no such thing as earning a living without doing the work. I think that is a load of crap. There is always work to be done if you want to make money and people need to learn to accept this or else they are going to get caught in a cycle of falling into get-rich-quick schemes and never actually get anywhere. If you not want to work at all then you better have a lot of money to invest in others to do your work.
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  • Profile picture of the author domainer45
    The outsourced game can work. But you have to choose wisely grasshopper. If your not hiring from CL, you do ok. I've gotten more than what I've paid for from service provider sites, like fvr or lancer. O will try some from WF next. Do you have to spend time checking the work, well yea.
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  • Profile picture of the author anayb
    such a biz model hardly works for anyone or everyone, outsourcing can be a nightmare if you don't have first hand experience of what you're doing. Build a prototype just yourself and work on it tirelessly until you absolutely feel your time is limited and you need outside help to take your biz to the next level. Be prepared to invest as much as 12 hours a day for many months before seeing any results. Online ventures are daunting nowadays!
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