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By Nick James | Submitted On August 15, 2017
Let's be candid - You can discover these outsourcing secrets
the easy way or the hard way, and you're going to find this out sooner or later.
The hard way is the way most marketers do it.
They make mistakes when outsourcing,
lose time and / or money, and
then learn from their mistakes.
I propose we cut out all that nonsense
and I'll just tell you what you need to know here and now.
1: Outsource customer service as soon as possible.
If you don't, you'll waste half of each day doing things like answering support tickets, changing email addresses for members
who changed their email address (yes, that is a thing)
issuing refunds, answering questions and so forth.
That is time you could spend doing something else
like... let's see... wait, I know - MAKING MONEY.
Your focus should be on building your business,
("When I log in, I see a funny thing at the top that says I'm logged in...
is that what it's supposed to say?")
I'm not kidding, that is a real support ticket I once received.
Another reason why:
Your virtual assistant
who is handling your support can shield you from the negative ninnies.
What's a "negative ninny," you ask?
It's that person who buys your product
and then rants on for 6 pages
on how awful your product is,
how awful you are and so forth.
You don't need to hear that stuff.
Just tell your V.A. to handle it
for you without ever telling you about it.
(In this case, refunding the person
and removing them from every list is all that's required.)
And by the way,
if you're thinking that your products will be so great,
everyone will love them,
well then I know you haven't created any products yet.
I don't care if you invent the method for turning pixels into gold,
someone will hate it.
And that's okay,
as long as you don't have to hear about it.
2: Outsource the things that bring you profit FIRST.
So let's say you want to outsource website building,
and so forth.
Ask yourself this question:
What's going to bring me the fastest return on my money?
That's the project to outsource first.
Maybe you pay someone to create a product
for you, and then you turn around and sell that product
to hundreds of buyers.
BOOM! You've just made your money back and much more.
Were as, what if you don't have any customers yet?
And no list?
Then maybe you need to outsource
the building of your squeeze page
so you can start list building
so you can start selling stuff
to your list.
Whatever will put you in profit!
first is the thing you need to outsource first...
This way you're not coming out of pocket
by thousands and thousands of dollars
without seeing a return.
3: Pay outsources based on the JOB,
not by an hourly rate.
You want to know
going in what it's going to cost you
to get a specific job done.
And a true professional
will be able to tell you exactly
what it will cost.
A lot of marketers make the mistake
of paying by the hour
to get a job done.
So not only don't they know exactly
what the job will cost -
They also don't know if the outsourcer is dragging the job out longer to make it pay more.
Yes, it's been known to happen.
The exception to the non-hourly rule?
Your virtual assistant
or customer service person.
Because of the nature of their work,
in most cases paying them by the hour is the way to go.
4: Outsource work
you're putting off.
Did you create a new product,
but you haven't edited yet?
Or maybe you haven't built the website
or made the sales letter.
All the time you invested in creating that product
is going to waste.
Outsource someone to do that
YES! Outsource someone to do WHAT you haven't done,
(so you can get it online and start making sales as fast as possible)
5: Outsource what you're not good at,
and what you don't like doing.
Sure, you love building websites,
but let's face it:
You haven't updated your website skills since 2007.
Or you know how to write sales copy,
but you HATE doing it.
Those are things you should be outsourcing.
By focusing on your strengths as well as strategically planning your business,
and letting other experts handle the rest
of the work, you'll make more money faster
than if you try to do everything yourself.
6: Outsource the instrument playing while you conduct the orchestra.
There may come a time very soon when you have a system
in place for making money.
It could be as simple as create a product
in your niche,
write several pieces of content
preparing people for the product,
record several videos
leading up to the launch,
and then launching.
Yet all of that is a lot of work.
You've got sales copy to write,
JV's to contact,
swipe emails to write, etc.
If you can afford it, outsource everything
you can Do that
you can focus on working on your business
instead of in your business.
People who focus on working on their business while outsourcing a lion's share of the work tend to make 5 to 10 times as much money
as those who work in their business.
Sort of a no-brainier, don't you think?
7: If you haven't yet outsourced something -
what are you waiting for?
If you already have an online business,
or you're in the process of building one
and you haven't yet outsourced something,
then odds are it's simply because fear is holding you back.
Go to Fiverr, Upwork,
Craigslist or Warrior
and outsource a small job,
just to see how it works.
I promise, you'll be hooked and your business will grow twice as fast.
There is not a seven-figure internet marketer out there who doesn't outsource.
So isn't it about time you did, too?
Discover how to engage and excite new customers into taking action
and spending money with you by using these simple free marketing tips
from Nick James, The Internet Business Coach http://www.Nick-James.com
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