Nothing effective happens without outsourcing.
I mean you could go it alone. But if you have a few extra bucks and some projects to be filled, you could outsource them and focus on the things that matter.
“But how exactly do I go about this Mike?”
Well I’m glad you asked…
Let me give a brief reminder of what you can do with it. You can…
a) Customer Service & Admin
Customer Service, email management and answering phone calls
Updating your databases of clients and of subscribers
Managing projects and coordinating members of your team
Event Management: booking venue, managing logistics and AV, etc.
Preparing monthly sales & expenses reports, paying suppliers, etc.
Travel arrangements: booking flights, hotels, taxis, holidays, etc.
b) Web design
Setting up blogs and websites
Setting up membership sites
c) Writing & content creation
Writing ebooks and courses
Updating your membership sites with new content
d) Traffic Generation
Researching and contacting potential joint venture partners for adswaps
Contacting potential Joint Venture partners for ‘Webinar swaps’
Managing your Facebook account
Managing your YouTube account
Managing your LinkedIn accounts
Managing your Twitter accounts
Updating your blog
Building niche WordPress blogs that sell affiliate products
Updating your eBay listings
Creating Facebook Pages
Managing your Facebook Pages
Getting more fans for your Facebook Pages
Managing your Facebook Ads campaigns
Organizing Facebook Events to promote your events
Inviting your subscribers to join you on Facebook
The possibilities really are endless!!
I have been on a outsourcing spree. Granted, some have not panned out like I expected, but others have surpasses my wildest dreams!
So What Are The Best Strategies
Well let’s go into them step by step:
1. Determine if you want domestic or international
There are huge differences between the two.
Personally, I like too outsource from a developing countries like India or the Phillipines. The cost of living in the US and a country like the Phillipines is vastly different. If you understand what you’re doing, you can outsource daily Internet marketing related activities to English-speaking workers for $200 to $300 a month–sometimes even less.
I personally like to use the Easy Outsource
2. Create Your Ad
Make your ad very specific. Outline EXACTLY what you need done, the time frame you need it done, and when you need it started.
3. Split Test Applicants
Within the first 30 minutes of uploading the post you will be FLOODED with applicants to the job…
…and even in your inbox.
What you want to not do is just get one applicant. Hire 4 or 5 for trial week period then keep the best one or two. There is a great supply of great talent you want to find the best one.
4. Train Thoroughly
Give your team clear instructions on what you want done. You can communicate via email, skype, or Viber. If you do email, keep ANY and ALL communications for future reference.
5. Get Daily Reports
This is a short e-mail detailing what activities they completed that day, what challenges they encountered, and how they got around them.
6. Pay Them on Time
This kind of goes without saying. Don’t be a jerk…please pay them on time. Remember the James warning.
SO what do you think? Are there any strategies that I missed?