Ever since I wrote the post about the 8 tips for hiring an outsource worker, I’ve had a few people write to me and ask how I use these techniques in my business. So today, I want to tell a quick story about something I did a few months back…
8 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Outsource Worker
It’s funny we’re often defined by our profession. Every time I meet someone new, as soon as they find out that I’m self-employed and I run an online marketing business, I get one of two reactions: pity or envy.
Some folks believe that self-employed is actually a synonym for broke-and-lazy, but other people – mainly those who are also trying to get out of the whole 9-to-5 scene also and take matters into their own hands — are actually pretty impressed.
Escape Plan Update #3
This is the 3rd (and final) update on the planning process for my 4 to 6 month trip through Europe. If you haven’t read my previous posts, here is part 1 and part 2. The overall goal for these articles is to describe what I’ve done to prepare for leaving my ‘normal life’ behind for an extended period of time.
Steve’s Sunday Selections – April 18th, 2010
Here’s another edition of Steve’s Sunday Selections. Once again, we’ve got a lot of interesting posts, created by top-notch bloggers. So let’s get started…
How to Create a Leverage Mindset
You might have heard many of the so-called Internet Marketing gurus talk about the benefits of a ‘leverage mindset.’ The question is, “what is leverage and how can it help my online business.”
Well in this post, we’re going to discuss the many aspects of leverage and how it can help you develop a six-figure online business.
The Power of Saying “No”
If you grew up in the 80’s like me then you probably heard the expression “Just Say No” that was popularized by then-First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Rumor has it that this saying became famous when a school-age child asked her what to do if she was offered drugs.
Good ole Nancy simply told the girl to “Just say no.”
This simple three-word phrase somehow managed to become the slogan for a national drug awareness campaign and an assortment of anti-drug clubs and organizations at schools, but it’s one of the hardest things to say to others when we’re asked to do something that we don’t want to do.
We’re all guilty of it. You probably know what I’m talking about …
The 5 Benefits Of Outsourcing Your Online Business
Do you have an online business?
Do you want more free time?
If you answered yes to both these questions then you’ll want to carefully read this post. That’s because I’m going to talk about a solution which gives me more free time and puts extra money in my pocket.
As you’ve probably heard, lots of website owners use outsourcing as a way to streamline their business. By delegating monotonous work to others they’re able to concentrate on the core tasks which produce revenue.
The question is should you outsource parts of your online business?
To answer this, I’m going to give you the five benefits I’ve personally experienced with outsourcing. Hopefully after reading this post, you’ll see why it should be a key ingredient to your online business.
The Basic Decision Workflow Diagram
For the last few months I’ve been using a tool that helps me make basic decisions. Created by Jed at The Newly Rich, this Workflow Diagram is great for those moments when an outside influence is trying to get more of your time.
I have this diagram printed out and tacked to my wall. Then whenever I have an idea for my affiliate marketing business, I refer to this chart. If it can’t be outsourced I’m not going to do it. My time is too important to me. So I use this diagram to remind me to NOT waste my life chasing after every little dollar.