For the record, I am a complete beginner in the middle of launching my first IM business in 2 weeks.
I'm sure a lot of new warriors like me who haven't made their first sale. Don't like the idea of outsourcing. We're always trying to do things the free and easy way, if possible.
Anyways in my business I was at the point. Where I needed to design a cover for my lead magnet, and edit my lead magnet from start to finish. So pretty much my business was already over before it started. I am horrible at using art design software. When it comes to editing/proof reading i'm a huge epic fail lol...
Rather than letting the killer stress I was under get the best of me, and instinctively quit. I in turn went to Google. I came across a site called "fiverr". I was amazed @ the stuff you could outsource and the prices? who can argue with them. I know I personally can't! I ended getting an amazing book cover done for $5USD and professional edited for $10USD.
For $15 I saved myself a tremendous amount of stress and countless hours. But, then i realized: If it's going to cost you a lot of time, consider outsourcing it. Time is money in this business. So spending a small amount up front can save you $100's in the long run! If you put the time saved towards your business.