We’ve all heard about the benefits of outsourcing.
It’s a great dream…
You sit on a sandy beach sipping Daiquiris while an army of workers create passive income.
Unfortunately the reality is much different than the dream.
Done incorrectly, outsourcing can become your personal nightmare. Often it’s a waste of money, time, and your sanity.
My main problem with outsourcing is the idea that you have to employee a full-time worker to run an aspect of your business. Sometimes it’s hard to keep a single person occupied for 40 hours a week – Especially when this person is limited in their particular skill set.
Even worse, there’s the risk of a “single point of failure.” Hiring one person to manage an aspect of your business means you’re relying on one person. Basically… you’re screwed if things don’t work out.
I tried different types of outsourcing from 2007 to 2010. Then in 2011, I took back full control of my Internet business. And by the end of 2011, I was completely stressed out.
Now it’s 2012 – A new year full of dreams and major goals I want to accomplish. That’s why I’ve decided to get back into outsourcing. But this time I’m using a technique called micro outsourcing or microsourcing.
So let’s talk about this concept… [click to continue…]
We’ve all heard this before:
“One of the best ways to make money online is to write an eBook.”
I think this statement is true.
But I also believe it’s very hard for many entrepreneurs to find time to write an eBook.
We all live busy lives.
This is especially true if you juggle an Internet business with family, work, and other obligations.
So how do you find the time to write an eBook?
I have a simple answer:
You can’t find time to write an eBook, you need to make it.
Let me explain… [click to continue…]
It’s easy to suffer email overload with an Internet business.
This is when you spend the majority of your “work time,” answering pointless messages.
That’s why it’s important to have a plan that helps you managing email overload.
In today’s guest post, Alan gives a simple step-by-step solution for mastering your inbox.
What I like about this article is he gives a simple solution that anyone can implement. Use this plan and you’ll experience a dramatic increase in your productivity.
Take it away Alan…
For a lot of people these days, email is an integral part of their lives. [click to continue…]
All Internet businesses require an investment of both time and money.
The good news is you can often find a great tool without having to spend a dime.
Don’t believe me?
Well, I’ve done a bit of research and located some amazing freebies.
In this post,you ‘ll discover 119 free Internet marketing tools to grow your Internet business or blog. <— (Re-Tweet to let people about these sites.) [click to continue…]
Lately I’ve been experimenting with a productivity method called The Pomodoro Technique.
At first, I wasn’t sure if it would help. But I’ve tested it for the last two weeks and I can honestly say it’s had an amazing impact on my personal time management.
So today we’re going to talk about The Pomodoro Method; specifically showing how this technique can help YOU get more accomplished on a daily basis.
Why You Need to Keep Track of your Time
Last week I asked a simple question: How Many Hours Do You Spend on your Online Business?
I was amazed at how hard people work on their online business. On the other hand, I was a little shocked that some didn’t keep track of their time. They’ll work hour after hour; never knowing what they’re accomplishing. [click to continue…]
Lately I’ve been streamlining how I use my time.
The goal is simple. I want to get more accomplished without working longer hours.
To get started, I had to first determine how many hours I work in a given week.
I determined that my average is about 38 hours of work during a typical week. But this depends on what I have going on in my life. For instance, I’ve worked little in the last few months because I’m constantly traveling. And before that, I cranked out 50 to 60 hour weeks to complete my affiliate marketing product.
Overall though, I usually put in a standard work week like most Americans. (Just without the hellish commute.)
What I’m wondering is what’s a *normal* amount of time for an online entrepreneur? [click to continue…]