Outsourcing

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Outsourcing For Profit

Outsourcing For Profit


Is Outsourcing For Profit A Myth Or A Reality/

Today I wanted to ask the question is Outsourcing For Profit just another theory another one of those $37 Dollar ideas that we get bombarded with everyday or is it a real actionable concept that you can put into action today and start to see a real difference in a matter of hours later

Now before you say it I know what you’re thinking here,push button outsourcing Outsourcing For Profit this really is another scam like the ones I get all the time, spend $37 Dollars, 1 click and cold hard cash flooding into my bank account, add in a few photo shopped clickbank account screen shots and your good to go

Well no I’m not going to insult your intelligence by making any such wild claims,they at best waste your time and at worst prey on desperate people who really need a result quickly, it’s cynical and it needs to be stopped, no I am going to explain how Outsourcing For Profit can save you a ton of time and put you in profit fast

So no there is not a one click solution but there is a one click plus instructions solution,yes you will need to do some work that dirty four letter word and yes you will need to manage the people and no I’m not going to include screen shots of sports cars, boats and mansions,what I am going to tell you is that Outsourcing For Profit works

So How Can Outsourcing For Profit Work For Me?

It’s an important question, how can Outsourcing For Profit work for you? In my experience it works in two key areas, it takes away the sense of overwhelm that most people experience when trying to grow an online business and critically it frees up your time for the things that actually make you money

Let’s deal with overwhelm first,most people have a number of unfinished projects on the go,by planning and prioritizing these in terms of which of these can be making a return 1st then 2nd and going forward Outsourcing For Profit can generate a very real return very quickly,so the first step is planning and your action plan

Step two in Outsourcing For Profit is placing your projects, if you are new to this you will probably want to take a menu type approach, actually see what it is going to cost you and how long it is likely to take in advance,always look for the reviews on the site for this seller to see what others have to say about their work

Logically from this step three in Outsourcing For Profit is managing your projects,set out in your order will be your timescale and your expectations,timescale’s will regularly slip so if it says 24 hours allow 48-72 hours in advance,if however your expectations in terms of quality are not met you must always call the outsource worker on it

Resources To Ensure Outsourcing For Profit Works Every Time

So lets look at resources to ensure that Outsourcing For Profit works every time, to manage more projects you need to think differently, this guys Time Management System is first class, if you really want to get more done in the same time then you must get This System

In terms of where do you go to find the resources for Outsourcing For Profit I have created a free 20 minute PDF & Audio MP3 that you can download,it’s packed with Resources & Ideasand it walks and talks you through the key steps and shows you the best sites to visit to get your projects completed

Lastly I wanted you to take a look over a previous post I did on Micro Outsourcing these low cost sites represent amazing value for money with tasks or gigs as they get referred to from as little as $3-$4 Dollars,these Micro Outsourcing sites represent a great low cost way of getting anything you can imagine done quickly

So as always at this point I wanted to hand things over to you to see what your experiences have been,have you been able to generate more profit and time doing this? One thing is for certain in my opinion and that is you must be Outsourcing For Profit

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Outsourcing

Outsourcing

Is Outsourcing About Building Partners Or Making Problems

A lot has been written and said about Outsourcing recently and done well it is undoubtedly a great time saver, but what happens when Outsourcing goes wrong, when you are let down or they just do a plain bad job for you what happens then?

Let me start this by saying that I am in principal a big fan of Outsourcing but I have also personally seen both sides of the picture on this one, when it goes well its a great pleasure but when it goes badly it greatly adds to your project time and can throw out a lot of other things in the process

Communication is king when it comes to Outsourcing so taking time to brief your Outsourcer at the start will save a lot of time later on, its tempting to just dash out a couple of brief lines in the expectation that they will understand what you want but in this lies a lot of frustration

The way you approach Outsourcing will also make a huge difference to the results that you get out, the fact that the people doing the work are often not being paid a lot of money does not in any way mean that they are of low value, if you look on them in that way you will get results to match

How To Make Outsourcing A Long Term Success

Building Partnerships really is the key to long term Outsourcing success, to make things work really well you need to think win-win,your Outsourcer needs to be busy, either with your work or possibly with a portfolio of work from your mastermind group of supportive people

As your business grows so you can take on Outsourcing partners full time, at this point it would make sense to let your key Outsourcer bring in some satellite people to do supporting tasks, they will doubtless be more connected than you are at this level and will prove a major time saver as you grow

So at this point it may be better to view them as Out Tasking partners rather than Outsourcers any more, your quality thresh hold is vital and is not something that you can afford to compromise on, letting standards slip is the beginning of a slippery slope downwards

Listen to your mastermind group and your friends in the industry when it comes to potential Outsourcing partners, one of your biggest frustrations is going to be starting from scratch every time, if you can find Outsourcing partners with a proven track record then your job is much easier from the outset

Resources for Find Your Outsourcing Partners

So what are your best resources when it comes to finding Outsourcing partners, well for starters I have my Outsourcing Made Easy MP3 & PDF guide, it’s free to you and covers mindset, key sources to find Outsourcers and critically it also covers building those Key Relationships with Outsourcing partners

Of course just Outsourcing without improving your own capacity to deal with the extra workload is just storing up trouble, this
Time Management Resource will ensure you really get the most out of your time and critically both out of yourself and your Outsourcer

I have done a couple of previous posts on Outsourcing resources on Dec 3 and on Feb7, they cover some of the most useful sites both for one off and also for ongoing partnership building and I would recommend that you take a few minutes to go through them and note down the sites and to look at the supporting information on how to select the best people

So as always at this point I hand it over to you, what have your experiences been like, have you taken a partnership approach or have you hired exclusively, which ever way how have you got on with Outsourcing

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Lack Of Knowledge

Lack Of Knowledge

How Can A Lack Of Knowledge Hold You Back?

Have you ever felt that you’ve hit a wall in terms of your online marketing efforts, got so far and then just couldn’t complete the exercise or job in hand? Let’s be honest to some extent we have all suffered and in certain circumstances still do suffer with it, a Lack Of Knowledge is highly frustrating and potentially a huge time waster

Now I’m guessing at this point that when you encounter a Lack Of Knowledge in a particular area you jump online and search for a solution, I’m also not so much guessing that at this point your desired solution is unclear in your mind, so stop! what exactly do you want to achieve here? be totally clear before you proceed

Why does this matter? we have all spent a wasted hour or two searching and looking for a solution that wouldn’t actually solve our problem, sometimes a Lack Of Knowledge leads us straight into the arms of those who least want to help us which in turn leads to more frustration from our end

So ten minutes spent plotting out what you need can save you hours later on, no searching for general ideas that won’t work just time spent working out what will, don’t let somebody else exploit your Lack Of Knowledge, my post Last Friday sadly shows that there are people ready and willing to take advantage of your situation

Can A Lack Of Knowledge Actually Save Me Time?

At first that statement might seem strange but with lateral thinking your Lack Of Knowledge will teach you to do things in a different way, the general solution goes like this, encounter problem, search on Google, buy product, product just theory, doesn’t solve problem result frustration and often we are now 3-5 days further on

At least you say my Lack Of Knowledge has only cost me $47 Dollars but that’s not really the case, your whole project has now stopped and for many people that means all your other projects are backed up too, value your time in hours and this situation has cost you hundreds of Dollars at this point

So approached the wrong way a Lack Of Knowledge can be not only very frustrating it can be expensive and it can rob you of your dreams, what looked so straightforward is getting ever further away, you are in effect looking down the wrong end of the telescope on this problem

So a Lack Of Knowledge has now cost us time and money and lets face it we’ve all done this, so what is the solution, how can you ensure it never happens to you again? well put simply if you get stuck after you have spent that ten minutes working out the solution put that project on one side and move straight onto the next one or work on other aspects of this project

Resources To Overcome A Lack Of Knowledge

Your first resource to overcome a Lack Of Knowledge is learning How To Outsource people wrongly see this as an expensive option but as I have explained above a task delivered completed within 48 hours save time and money rather than being an expense, use my free MP3 & PDF Guide to get you started the right way

But isn’t Outsourcing expensive, won’t my Lack Of Knowledge just be taken advantage of? in short no, by using Micro Outsourcing sites you can get a lot of tasks done from as little as $4 Dollars, read more about it In This Post, it includes a number of popular sites, just be sure to check their feedback first and if unsure always ask questions

I wanted at this point to get you thinking of a bigger picture, your Lack Of Knowledge is somebody else’s everyday fayre, so this is where your Mastermind Group comes in, don’t Reinvent The Wheel, rather let somebody else show you how it’s done, just remember that you need to return the favor at some point, what goes around comes around

Lastly don’t let a Lack Of Knowledge lead to procrastination, with a little help you can dramatically improve your productivity and get unimagined amounts of work completed in less time than you ever imagined possible, these Time Management Secrets will make a huge difference to how you both look at and see projects from now on

So as always at this point I hand it over to you to comment, how have you handled a situation when you just hit the wall and couldn’t see a way forward? Just make sure your problem isn’t a Lack Of Knowledge

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Online Coaching

Online Coaching

Is Online Coaching A Curse Or A Cure?

Hardly a day goes by without some top line guru offering Online Coaching in one form or another, he or she will tell you about the amazing lifestyle they are experiencing and will paint a picture of how you can do the same, there is of course one critical factor that comes into play here and that is their own track record

If the style used by the person doing the Online Coaching is just based around them then it is unlikely to work, if however the Online Coaching is based around developing you and your needs then you are probably off to the races as a friend of mine used to say, it’s a perfect fit with your Mastermind Strategy

Now lets be honest here, everybody needs Online Coaching and who you choose as your mentor will make a huge difference to the success or failure of your online career, you need clear focus, you need a consistent path to follow, you must avoid shiny objects and you must stay committed when things seem tough

My own experience of Online Coaching has been both excellent at one end and very poor at the other so your choice of mentor is in my view critical, the right mentor will instantly set you on a path to consistent success, a poor mentor will just take your money and run and sadly there are too many of those people online

So What Do You Look For In Online Coaching?

So what do you look for in Online Coaching, obviously somebody with a good level of experience in your field whilst it may seem like a statement of the obvious do they know enough to develop you, to get the best out of you, critically can they motivate you and will they be strong enough to call you when your making excuses?

For me respect plays a large part in Online Coaching, does your Coach have the kind of track record that says, I was once just where you are now but this is what I did and these are the people I worked with to change things, your Coach will almost certainly have been mentored themselves and certainly won’t be too proud to put their hand up and ask for help from time to time

Success is a journey and seldom is it a straightforward path, the strength of character to pick yourself up and keep going when things seem really bad is the mark of a person who will go the extra mile, the power of Online Coaching when it works well is the power to turn mediocrity into greatness

I think also somebody who genuinely wants to see their Online Coaching students succeed is essential, I mentioned a while ago that my mentor had called all of his previous students together to stop them making a mistake he had discovered he was making, can you seriously imagine many other people doing that because I can’t? It told everybody how much he cares about his students success

Who Would I Turn To For High Quality Online Coaching

It would come as no surprise I guess that I would go back to my mentor for Online Coaching, he over delivers in a massive way and that’s rare, Alex Jeffereys has just put together a package of his sell out Las Vegas Seminar which was $1295 Dollars to attend, he has just offered a limited opportunity to see this Million Dollar Blueprint for the cost of lunch, this guy is the real deal you owe it to yourself to check this and him out

My next person is also somebody I respect enormously, he has offered Online Coaching to more top line Internet Marketers than anybody else and his client list reads like a who’s who success role, I am of course talking about Rich Schefren his Free Products are often better than most paid products, again make sure you check this man out

Would I take the opportunity to blow my own trumpet when it comes to Online Coaching? well I am about to launch a series of Outsourcing Audio’s and Videos and the Free 20 Minute Audio I offer is pretty damn good if I say so myself, but you’ll be the judge of that

So as always at this point I turn to you for your thoughts, what has your experience of Online Coaching been like have they gone the extra mile for you or where you left feeling disappointed? Speaking personally when it’s done well I really this you’ll get a massive benefit from Online Coaching

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Mastermind Group

Mastermind Group

Are You Making The Most Of Your Mastermind Group?

I mentioned towards the end of last week that I was off to meet my Mastermind Group on Saturday, this was a problem solving workshop and I put myself in the hotseat by going first, now you might think that’s quite daunting but I find it really helpful, I have a new project in final build stage and the feedback is invaluable

Judging by the responses I got when I spoke about building a Mastermind Group back in November and the number of comments I got on the subject it clearly hit a nerve in terms of people seeing the value in getting support and I think critically getting many fresh pairs of eyes over what you are doing

In the online world we are often working alone in an office and as Michael Gerber once told us the problem with the boss is the boss doesn’t have one, your Mastermind Group will form part of an accountability partnership that keeps you on track, makes you hit time deadlines and meet quality standards

There is however 1 highly valuable resource that you get from a Mastermind Group that I think is too easy to overlook, what is new to you is an everyday task to somebody else, don’t reinvent the wheel it’s already been done let somebody help you with the challenge and in turn make sure you do the same with others, in life we reap what we sow

Shared Experience Is The Real Mastermind Group Power That You Can Harness

Though shared experiences we grow as people, one man or woman is not an island, the power of attending seminars and meetings is not in the one time offer the speaker makes, the just twenty and we close this down at only $2997 Dollars hmm! no the value is in the group that meets for coffee, the networking opportunities, future Mastermind Group members, JV partners, affiliate managers etc

If I send you an e mail and ask for your help it will likely fall on stony ground if however we talk as a group and we get to know each other the opportunities are frankly endless, the real power of a Mastermind Group is in the contacts that you make, the friendships and the trust that grows from it and the sharing of successful ideas from that

The need to travel thousands of miles has gone although on a rainy February morning the idea of being in Florida or somewhere like Southern Spain in the sunshine would be welcome, online marketing is popular all over the world now so building your Mastermind Group within an hour to two hours of where you live should be easier than ever

One of our Mastermind Group now travels regularly and looks after the UK interests of a major Internet Marketer based on connections he made attending a seminar, instead of getting swept along with the hype at these events concentrate on what practical value you can get out of it, if that includes buying products that answer a pressing need rather than the latest magic button software then all the better

Resources To Support Your Mastermind Group Development

So what resources can you use to explode your Mastermind Group experience, well clearly there are many but I will highlight three key ones, number one has to be Outsourcing it releases your time to concentrate on the key areas of your business and stops a lack of technical knowledge getting in your way

I have included a video clip of Napolean Hill talking about what Andrew Carnegie taught him, how he overcame self doubt and went on teach the world about the power of a Mastermind Group, the idea is as powerful today as it was when the two men met, only we can set the limits of how much we achieve or how we get in our own way

Lastly I am going to recommend that of the modern day teachers Rich Schefren is really powerful, his free content is better than much by way of paid content and his founders club program is the best out there, his consulting clients read like a who’s who of Online Marketing success, we set the limits, don’t set yours too low!

As always at this point I ask you for your experiences and want to get your feedback, are you part of a group already or are you planning to join one? My recommendation, find or start one today, I can think of nothing that will power you forward faster than a Mastermind Group

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Outsourcing

Outsourcing

Can Outsourcing Prove A Major Time Saver Or Just Become Another Headache

I wanted to talk today about a subject close to my heart namely that of Outsourcing, I also wanted to ask if it really is the route to the beach or can it in fact be a source of major headaches, another opportunity to lose control of your already stretched schedule

If we look at what most newbie marketers do we can see a number of things happening to them, the first being classic information overload, the second being chasing shiny objects instead of staying focused on one task or one set of objectives, at this point they will be vaguely aware of Outsourcing but will have no plan on incorporate it into their business

The sheer amount of information available at this point is overwhelming and many try to research their way out of trouble, in truth the adage when in a hole stop digging is more appropriate here, there are many genuine newbie friendly sites online waiting to help, Outsourcing your research here would make sense, find one whose style fits and begin to digest some useful information

A word of caution though because in amongst these newbie friendly people are newbie traps offering push button solutions, thankfully Google offers us an opportunity to look at what others think, see what sort of feedback is out there for this person, is this the right choice for my first venture into Outsourcing?

All The Major Players Are Outsourcing Their Work

So if all the major players are Outsourcing their work it must follow that this is the solution, the key to working on the beach? like everything it all comes down to planning, write a clear plan, do your homework on your outsource worker and your most of the way there

But how do you do research on your potential Outsourcing partners? going back to what we said earlier research, all of the sites have feedback systems based on the experience of the buyer of the service, how long it took, what the quality of service was like, were they helpful? everything you need to know really

Low cost Outsourcing projects can cost as little as $4-$5 Dollars and yet can often be very good, you need to quickly understand the difference between Outsourcing and Out Tasking, the first being one off projects and the second being reoccurring tasks in your business that must get done week in and week out and for these you are looking for ongoing as required partners

What Resources Are Out There To Teach Me Better Outsourcing?

It’s an important question because it’s the key to more free time and yet to also being 3 to 4 times more productive than you are now, it’s a free MP3 and PDF guide called Outsourcing Made Easy it covers mind set, planning and covers some great sites to work with to get your work done

I couldn’t finish this up without mentioning the dirty little secret that so many of use and that’s a site called Fiverr it’s one of around 60 to 80 Micro Outsourcing sites and it’s packed full of great stuff that you can do for just $5 Dollars and before you ask I use it regularly

I’m about 10 days away from launching a best of Micro Outsourcing sites video that is going to sell for just $7 and I cover over 60 of these sites that you can use,they are based all over the world for just about anything you care to imagine, it will save you a ton of time, it’s a resource I wish I’d had at the outset

So in wrapping up I wanted to ask for your experiences, have you found Outsourcing a major time saver or a major headache? For me I would have to say the former but planning is everything when it comes to Outsourcing

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Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking

Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking

The Critical Differences Between Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking Why You Must Use Both

Like many people online I use a number of Outsource partners and in doing so it teaches you an interesting lesson, for the purposes of this post I’m going to call it the critical differences between Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking, at first they sound like two ways of describing the same thing but I see a critical difference

So what is the critical difference between Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking and why does it matter? I personally think it’s at the heart of how we do business, it either releases our time or it causes us a lot of un needed stress as deadlines are missed with countless e mails and diagrams flying around in cyber space

When we come down to it Outsourcing is any one off project that you need to complete that you want to either release your time from or lack the technical skills to carry out without spend hours trying to learn, in short you know exactly what you want you just don’t know exactly how to make it happen

Out Tasking by the same measure is any task that repeats itself in your business that you need to get done, it’s important to your success but it can be easily placed in somebody else’s hands, do you start to see a critical difference between Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking?

Why Differentiate Between Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking?

So why differentiate between Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking anyway? for me it’s really simple it’s about two things in my mind, a good Out Tasker is somebody that you will build an ongoing relationship with, who in effect becomes a remote member of your team, he or she has a skill set you need but vitally they have something else as well

You see the other vital difference between Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking is your Out Tasker knows exactly what you want and delivers it fast, they appreciate your regular business and you in turn know that area is taken care of, an Outsource worker is by it’s nature a trip into the unknown for you

I have talked about this before but lets touch on this again in the context of Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking, when establishing a new service that you will use on an ongoing basis it is best to place the work with up to 5 Outsourcers, why because you are market testing at this point, let me explain what I mean by this

Of these 5 one will probably just not do the work but will make excuses, one will do it poorly, two will do a good job and one will do an outstanding job explaining different ways to add value to what you are doing, we can quickly see that in the context of Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking, number one is a non starter where as number 5 looks really good, the initial investment pays off right from the start using this approach

Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking Finding Those Key People

So we can see from the example above that a little front end investment will repay us many times over, it also perfectly illustrates the vital difference between Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking but where do you find these people, well in my post on Dec 3rd I talked about Micro Outsourcing and I listed a number of key sites to use there

I recently produced a 20 minute MP3 called Outsourcing Made Easy It covers the key Outsourcing sites that you can use, it’s a great starting point as it also discusses recruiting your own Outsourcers as opposed to just one offs, it’s an ideal introduction to Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking, it’s free with no one time offers involved

I think you need to shift your mind set to really get the most out of Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking but once you do you will see yourself getting a lot more done, in a stress free way and in a far shorter time

So hopefully you will start viewing these seeming related issues as two separate functions, one as one off projects and the other as a key relationship building exercise, as always I’d love to hear your experiences on Outsourcing Verses Out Tasking

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Driving Free Traffic

Driving Free Traffic

How Are You Driving Free Traffic?

Being one of those hot button topics that won’t lie down I wanted to revisit Driving Free Traffic to your website or blog and not just any traffic as lots of hits means nothing unless that traffic converts

Now of course this brings us back to the issue of is Driving Free Traffic really free at all? by that I mean how much time do we spend doing it and how much is our time worth?

So with a cost at least in time Driving Free Traffic is part of what we do in our overall strategy lets see how that investment can pay off best

First of all developing relationships online is a great way of Driving Free Traffic, becoming part of a Tribe of blogs each constructively commenting on each others sites, it needs to be structured and everybody must keep their end of the bargain otherwise it quickly breaks down

Now why would Tribes work as a way of Driving Free Traffic? two reasons really, first is social proof that others in your niche value what you write about and secondly there are always going to be a backbone of 15 to 20 comments on any one subject thus creating a buzz when you read the post and then scan through the comments

Now you may be thinking how do comments help in Driving Free Traffic, simple really how many times have you read a blog post, scanned down the comments and found yourself on another blog which you now visit regularly, it started with curiosity but the quality of what you saw draws you back regularly

Outsourcing Is A Great Way Of Driving Free Traffic

Sounds like a bold statement but Outsourcing as a way of Driving Free Traffic makes perfect sense in the days of micro outsourcing sites, I touched on the value of these sites in my post on Micro Outsourcing Arbitrage on DEC 6 and on my post on Micro Outsourcing itself on DEC 3

If you study these sites and you can get the key site details on the DEC 3 post you will see many opportunities for Driving Free Traffic or next to no cost and by that I mean $4-$5 Dollars, the money you spend on a coffee without giving it a second thought,an example here I will send your message to my 130,000 twitter followers, 8 Times In 24 Hours for $4 Dollars

Now this truly is a way of Driving Free Traffic to your site, a word of caution however, a quick e mail to confirm their niche is needed, some actually tell you what theirs is in advance

A further scan through these sites provides countless ways of Driving Free Traffic or near free traffic to your sites, with services such as backlinking, SEO services, directory submission and the list goes on and remember many of these services are very time intensive

Now we know in the end that our time is better spent building relationships but we can’t avoid some of the other stuff that gets us noticed and therefore makes us money, now you can release your time at a very low cost, I see this as a real win,win

Using Software for Driving Free Traffic

The holy grail of Driving Free Traffic, the 7 click ATM method, you’ve all seen the subject lines and we’ve all bought one or two of these, were they selling something radically new, in many cases no but what they were selling was a form of automation and that’s the lesson we must take out of this

You see when it comes to various forms of submission there is a piece of software just waiting to take the strain for you, be it directory,rss feeds,social bookmarking they just make Driving Free Traffic easier, just make sure you have quality content, they will create a spike of traffic, your pillar content will keep them coming back

The various plugins that you can get for your blog for people to like or bookmark your site help in Driving Free Traffic, the best ones out there are the Facebook like button, the Facebook & Twitter share buttons and the Sexy Bookmarks plugin that puts a series of bookmark buttons under your blog post

Over and above those are two others that you really need to consider, one is the Onlywire plugin which sends your content link to 31 Social Bookmarking sites including all of the big ones like Digg, Delicious, Mixx, Twitter, Facebook and the smaller ones as well a great way of Driving Free Traffic

The second of my two is the Pingler plugin, another great way of Driving Free Traffic and building backlinks and pingbacks from high authority sites

So with a little bit of lateral thinking this is a great strategy, truly free traffic doesn’t exist, each has some cost but often not that much, so I’d like to hear your comments, how you do it, what strategies you use for Driving Free Traffic

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Micro Outsourcing

Micro Outsourcing


Is Micro Outsourcing The Key To Your Success Going Forward?

Today I’m asking the question is Micro Outsourcing the key to your success going forward, but what do I mean by that and why does it matter?

Well put simply the more you business grows the more you need to Outsource parts or increasingly larger sections of your business to release your time on the key sales, product development and relationship building that really matters and this is where Micro Outsourcing really comes into it’s own

What could only be described as a rash of Micro Outsourcing sites have sprung up recently and they make perfect sense for both the person on a budget when they are starting out and to be honest used correctly they still make sense for those of us who take things rather more seriously

So back to what exactly do I mean by Micro Outsourcing sites? well in this interpretation I mean sites that advertise fixed price jobs or gigs as they tend to be known for between $4 and $30 Dollars, in this range you can get just about anything done

On the face of it they sound great but as always it comes with a critical caveat emptor [buyer beware] for those of you not of the Latin persuasion, get it right and your work is done in 24 to 48 hours at a great price, get it wrong and massive frustration
and delayed projects await, I know I’ve seen both sides

Get it right however and you will recommend the people concerned to your subscribers, welcome to the world of Micro Outsourcing

Planning For A Successful Micro Outsourcing Campaign

Planning and research are everything in getting your Micro Outsourcing campaigns to work the right way, first of all you must be absolutely clear what you want, with unclear instructions your outsourcer is taking an educated guess and you will not get what you want, result frustration, wasted time, plan well and you will benefit every time, it may take a few minutes longer to start with but believe me it will be worth it

Always check how the market views them, Micro Outsourcing sites use a review and rating system, read them first before ordering, if they are not rated asked them a question and watch the response, is it customer friendly? is it done quickly? pay close attention because this is likely to mirror your actual experience when using this person

Get all of your support materials together and put them in a zip file like win zip, many Micro Outsourcing sites only allow you to send 1 file at a time and you don’t want to find this out just as you are 75% of the way through your order, again been there done that

Next think on a personal level, explain to the outsourcer that if this gig works out you are looking for somebody to do this on a regular basis, in life we work with nice supportive people who make our lives better, just because they are low cost does not mean they are low value, build relationships and watch your service levels rise dramatically

For those of you used to the traditional outsourcing sites you will find the lack of bid time and endless form filling a breath of fresh air, Micro Outsourcing is simply and straightforward all the gigs are already planned out, that said if you want something extra or different just ask the question, I always do, just remember the relationship part as your doing this

So Where Do I Find These Micro Outsourcing Professionals?

So where you may be wondering do you find these Micro Outsourcers? good question, a search on Google will give you a couple of the most popular but there are a great number now just waiting to make your life so much more straightforward

Lets start with the best known of these Micro Outsourcing sites one called Fiverr as it’s name implies all gigs are $5 Dollars, yes you read that right just $5 Dollars, would you like the 2 million hits a day this site gets? thought so, you can get everything, right down to somebody singing happy birthday in a celebrity voice

Next up comes Gigswood they offer gigs for between $4 and $19 Dollars, it’s perhaps my favourite Micro Outsourcing site, it’s just had a major revamp and again the range is huge, in all cases you can also post wants on the sites, just sign up, it takes two or three minutes and your ready to go

Next up is a site called Zeerk slightly wider cost range between $5 and $25 Dollars, again a big range and again another popular Micro Outsourcing site, a quick look on the front page alone comes up with some great gigs, well worth a further look

Lastly in my roundup of Micro Outsourcing sites is one called Gighour almost unbelievable but their gigs start at just $1 Dollar and range up to $7 and all combinations based on that, I’ll leave you to draw your conclusions on appearance but the content is deadly serious and great value

So it goes without saying that this is a subject with plenty of mileage in it and I will doubtless return to it at a later stage but for now my advice is if your not already doing so start Micro Outsourcing

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Using Articles

Using Articles

Why You Should Be Using Articles To Drive Video Traffic

I was introduced to this as an idea a few months ago and immediately saw the power of Using Articles to drive video traffic, we all have a lot of articles already created in our niche posted on most of the main article sites driving some traffic to our sites so in a way some of the work is already done

The idea I was sold on was a highly professional conversion Using Articles to create talking Videos, I wanted to know more and as always with the next big thing piece of software is where the trouble and the extreme disappointment started

In this case Using Articles to create Videos produced a highly ametuer result, not one that you would want to duplicate in any way and put your name on, doing a quick Google search for the company I am not that shocked to see it’s not coming up so clearly I was not the only one that thought this way

So having tried the next big thing I put that to one side and would probably have forgotten about it until I started looking at some more education based training products around a month ago, that for me was the point at which the idea of Using Articles to create Videos came back into my mind

I had taken my first faltering steps on Camtasia and realised what a simple yet excellent piece of software it was, not only in terms of initial creation but also in what you can do with it next and the penny immediately dropped that this was going to be an obvious way of Using Articles to create Videos

So How Am I Using Articles To Create Videos?

Quite simple really, it occured to me a few months back that most of the how to Videos on sites such as Clickbank were using slides either created in Powerpoint or similar, running them in Video format with Audio added that that in turn would lend itself to Using Articles to Create Videos, in fact it’s so straight forward even I can do it

Now you may be thinking that I don’t have the time to be Using Articles in this way and that’s fine, just Outsource It either to your own people, I talked about this in my post on Oct 29

Alternatively you could Outsource the individual projects to a site such as
Fiverr or Gigswood but bear in mind that a typical article is just ten to twenty frames so they don’t take long to do yourself

My personal experience of Outsourcing this exersize is that you can get around 40 slides done for around $20 Dollars and if you want the Audio done you’ll pay around another $5 Dollars per video for somebody to do the voice over for you, finished article in other words takes around 2-3 days and costs around $15 Dollars

If on the other hand you have the time to do it yourself it will take around 20-30 minutes a Video Using Articles to create them into powerpoint and then turning the powerpoint presentation into a video with you doing the audio yourself, it’s all built in your just need a microphone or more ideally a headset with a micrphone built in

Using Articles To Get Videos Online

So having got these produced how are you going to go about Using Articles as Videos how do you get them out there? well as always there are a number of ways of doing it, step one is the do it yourself method which is quite a time consuming process, so perhaps that’s not the best way to do it

Getting to automation in how you are Using Articles means really one of two results, one of which offers a free trial and lets you get your videos out to around 100 sites including many social media sites, your first 4 are free, it offers a very wide distribution base and gives you full details on what the results are and that is
Traffic Geyser

Your second choice offers you both paid and free options, the free option offers you distribution to around 16 video sites, going to the paid version gives you more options in terms of metrics and that is
Tubemogul

So dust down your old articles and see if they are suitable for making in video, it’s a major way of driving traffic and it’s a great way of Using Articles

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