Outsourcing Work

Level Up Your Kindle BusinessMany bloggers use the phrase “leveling up” when they talk about improving your life, career or business. The way I interpret it is taking something that works and making it even better.

When it comes to a Kindle business, one way you can level it up is to build a team around your books.

The problem with Kindle publishing is it isn’t very scalable. You only have so much time to write and edit, work with graphic designers, and promote your books.

If you want to create more books, you need to put more time into your business. This is the wrong approach because you’ll eventually run out of time to write—reaching a sort of “critical mass” with your publishing efforts.

A simpler solution is to reinvest the income you’ve made and focus on building a team to help you grow your business.

As an example, in my most recent Traffic & Income report, I talked about how my authority Kindle business (DevelopGoodHabits.com) currently has a net income of $18,679.73. Instead of spending this money on a fun vacation, I’m putting it back into the business by hiring talented, smart people to grow my business.

In this article, I’ll show you the seven-step blueprint I’m currently using to build a Kindle-based team and explain how you can follow the same steps to enhance your book business. [click to continue…]

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The other day, I published my latest Amazon Kindle book, which is called:

Outsourcing Mastery: How to Build a Thriving Internet Business with an Army of Freelancers

For at least five days, this book is offered at the discounted rate of $.99.  And then it will go up to the $2.99 price that I charge for most of Kindle library.

If you’ve ever wanted to try outsourcing or need to free up more of your time, then read on to learn why you should pick up a copy of Outsourcing Mastery. [click to continue…]

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How to Hire a Top-Notch Freelance WriterWant to save time on your Internet business? 

This is an outcome that many online entrepreneurs seek.

Having more time means you can focus on increasing income. Plus, you’ll enjoy life more – which is a major reason why we all run an Internet-based business.

One of the biggest “time sucks” online is writing.  Yes, it’s important to publish great content.  But we all have a limited ability to write on a daily basis.

That’s why you need a strategy for outsourcing content creation.  Hiring an freelance writer allows you to focus on the critical aspects of your business – like marketing and networking.

The problem?

Finding the perfect writer is like looking for a needle in a haystack, which is piled on a bunch of haystacks.   Post a job on any freelance website and you’ll get dozens of applicants with various qualifications and price-points.  Often it’s impossible to figure out who is the right person for the job.

In this edition of the Authority Internet Business project, I’ll detail my strategy for hiring a freelance writer.  This is important because you should have a plan for scaling your business.  It’s easy to get bogged down with writing and not make any forward progress.  Having an outsourcing strategy will free up your time to focus on the actions that drive your business forward.

There’s a lot that goes into finding the best person for the job.  So let’s get to it. [click to continue…]

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Affiliate Marketing for Beginners in 2012I’m sure you’ve probably used Fiverr.com for different things in your affiliate business.  Odds are you had mixed results.  Some gigs went well and others didn’t.

Fiverr is one of my favorite places to find hidden talent in different areas.  Primarily I use it to get affordable graphic design.

Case in point, last week I bought an eCover gig for my forthcoming Kindle book: “Affiliate Marketing for Beginners in 2012”

The result?

I got back a pretty slick looking image that only cost me a five spot.  (See the above image)

Not bad if you ask me!

I’d say the quality is on par with eBook cover designs you’d get with Odesk or eLance…But at a fraction of the cost!

Now, there is a trick to Fiverr microsourcing for graphics work.  You can’t buy a gig and assume the service provider knows what you want.  Instead, I recommend you use my three-step process for getting great eCover graphics… [click to continue…]

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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…]

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Grow an Internet BusinessI’m a firm believer in the power of outsourcing.  Simply put, don’t try to do everything yourself.  Instead, stick to what YOU do best and hire someone else to handle your ‘weak areas.’

In today’s guest post, Bruce Stevens shows how to hire a freelance contractor.  This article will help you tackle the painful process of finding the right person for your Internet business.

When your Internet business is on ‘auto pilot’ and everything is running smoothly you are perhaps comfortable going it alone.

However, when you want to see accelerated and sustainable growth you are going to need a staff of workers to support you.

It can be quite costly, and not really practical to keep staff on the payroll all the time, just to help with sudden growth.

But there is a viable alternative which is cost effective, and ideal for  almost anyone involved in all facets of Internet Marketing; hiring freelance contractors.

Two examples of an Internet Marketer’s growth acceleration would be; [click to continue…]

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37 Ways a Virtual Assistant can Grow your Internet Business

March 7, 2011

Want to hire a virtual assistant but don’t know what tasks he/she should do? Read this post to discover 37 ideas to have your outsource worker grow your Internet business.

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GLP #1 – How to Outsource Ezine Article Creation

February 10, 2011

In the past week, I’ve taken the first step in what’s known as the “Go Large Project.” This post talks about how to outsource content creation and find the perfect writers for your ezine articles.

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19 Ways Fiverr.com can Grow your Internet Business

January 28, 2011

You probably know Fiverr is a great place to make money. What you might not know is it’s a great place to find top-quality, outsourcing services. In this video, I detail 19 ways you can use Fiverr to find gigs you can use to grow your online business.

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Help! I’ve Been Hijacked by a Fiverr Puppet

December 17, 2010

This post discusses different ways to make money with Fiverr.com and how you can outsource, low-cost workers from Fiverr.

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The Delicate Balance of Outsourcing a Project

October 18, 2010

During my travels through Europe, I work only about 15 hours a week. But that doesn’t mean this is the only “work” being done. In fact, I have a couple of different people handing a lot of aspects of my business. One person adds posts to my social media accounts, while another writes a weekly article. Even better, I have one person who handles a number of “growth activities” that I can’t do myself.

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Three Outsourcing Services I Highly Recommend

June 16, 2010

Today I’d like give you a behind the scenes look at some of the services that I use to run my online business.

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