What I mean by this is finding people to help you make more money online.
Normally, as soon as we talk about hiring employees a lot of people switch off because they think they aren’t at the stage yet where such a move is financially feasible.
What we’re going to talk are some of the ways you can enlist the help of skillful individuals, that can seriously boost your online business efforts at VERY cheap prices.
I’ve written an e-mail alluding to this topic once before but I think you’ll find this one more than eye opening.
Firstly let me provide some general tips on starting to find people who can help you.
The first thing to realise is this: A lot of the skillful workers you can enlist are from 3rd-world countries where the cost of labour is only a fraction of what it would otherwise be in the United States, The UK, Australia, Europe etc.
Now contrary to popular opinion, this isn’t taking advantage, it’s not slave labour or anything else…I say it’s smart hiring!
For example in Romania the average wage is something like US$150 a month. If you are using skilled programmers from Romania and paying them $200 a month you’re making some VERY happy people!
Not to mention you’re getting great work done for the fraction of the cost. Ah, the beauty of the Internet.
The next thing you need to note is that you can employ people to get tasks done for you very cheaply. For example, if you can’t write, you can find a great writer for just a few dollars per article to take that task off your hands.
If you can’t setup WordPress blogs you can write your own content and pay someone a small fee to install WordPress blogs for you.
And so on and so forth. The great thing about the Internet is there is almost no limit to the things that you can have people help you with!
So now that you’ve recognized these fundamental points let’s look at the places you can begin your search for help.
Basically there are two good places to scout for help that we’ll look at today. These are Internet Marketing forums, and Freelance sites.
Let me firstly and quickly mention IM forums.
If you’re not participating in Online Marketing forums, even if you don’t sell directly to online marketers, you’re losing money. There are many reasons for this that we need not get into but the most valuable thing you can get from forums is connections with people.
With regards to finding people who can help you in your business, forums are a gold mine because there are countless people who have writers, coders, various errand runners of their own that they are often willing to share with you.
As you’ll learn, finding people from freelance sites like RentACoder can be hit and miss but when you get a recommendation from someone who’s already used them, particularly if that person is well known and trust worthy, you have a big advantage.
It’s a piece of cake to jump on to an Internet Marketing forum and post a thread titled “Can anyone recommend a writer/coder/blog creator/MYSQL database specialist?” etc.
You can have numerous options within hours of posting. Again, forums are a great place to start in the hunt for help!
Second, Freelance sites!
The next thing you have to do is get used to sites of freelancers like rentacoder.com, elance.com, scriptlance.com, guru.com etc. They are all great and house hordes of skillful individuals that are ready to help you grow your online business.
If you haven’t already, go to some of those sites and start and getting a feel for how the hiring and freelancing process works. Personally I use RentACoder, it has always worked well for me.
Generally you post a description of a project to a certain category on one of these sites and it gets opened to the freelancers of that category to post their bids on your project.
You can literally post any task you like, on a one-off basis or an ongoing basis.
The keys are to describe accurately what you want done and negotiate the right price with a good freelancer (‘good’ being based on the feedback score you can see that most freelancers will have).
These being the basics, let’s look quickly at what kind of tasks you can get freelanced.
If I were you this is what I’d consider getting outsourced:
1. Content Writing: I’ve spoken about this before. It’s so easy to get a great writer for just a few dollars per article on any keyword you wish. Article writing is too time consuming to be doing unless you really have to.
2. Content posting: I’d hire someone and give them the login details to your WordPress blog and have them post an article that you (or preferably THEY) have written, even as little as once per week. Not having to worry about whether your blog is updated? Priceless!
3. Blog Creation: You could buy 10 domains for “Niche Marketing On Crack” type sites (which I hope you know about by now) then give a coder the FTP details and say: Install WordPress blogs on these sites with these details, this theme, these plugins and just let them go wild.
4. Link building: This is one I’ve done with great success. You can hire people who will contact other webmasters to try and exchange links with you. Better yet you can have a freelancer source out sites related to your niche from which you can buy text links back to your site, powerful stuff!
Anyhow I won’t bombard you with too much more information today.
This message is mainly an idea starter and an introduction on how you can start to use outsourced help to grow your online income no matter where you’re starting from.
We’ll talk more about this next time.
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