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Outsource Everything?

My conversation with Jason the other day got me thinking about the limits of what can be outsourced. As he stated in my podcast, he’s going to be getting into the Wordpress premium theme business. He also stated that he has no experience with design or coding, and that he’s going to outsource everything. Hm. I found that idea pretty interesting. Basically, the only part that he’s playing in that whole equation is branding and marketing. That got me thinking: If I wanted to save time and money, what could I outsource?

Landing page design

My first thought was landing pages. I don’t mind admitting that I’m a terrible designer, and that my landing pages generally convert worse than if I had just direct-linked to the offer. I remembered seeing a thread on Wickedfire about outsourced landing page design, and after doing a little research, I decided to order one. The guy charges a pretty penny ($55), but after seeing some examples of his work, I doubt it’ll take long for the page to pay for itself. Apparently, his services are pretty popular: His schedule was full for a week before he could squeeze me in.

Bidding way too high on my keywords, I was making $20-$30/day with this campaign. I expect that number to be much higher after deploying the new LP.

Content

I only have a handful of content sites (not counting my splogs), and I do all of my writing (or rewriting) myself. I suppose if I found a good niche I could pay someone $5-$10 per article on Wickedfire or DP, but I have yet to find said niche.

Technical stuff

I work at the Internet. Installing scripts and doing server work is sorta my thing. No need to outsource here.

Laundry

Would you believe that there’s actually a service at my university called “Dorm Moms”? You pay them a few hundred dollars per semester, and they come by and do your laundry and tidy up your room. First of all, I don’t live in the dorms, so I don’t think I’m eligible, and secondly, who the hell is that lazy? I can’t imagine anybody so busy that they can’t take two hours ever other week to do laundry.

Hey, that gives me an idea. I’ll be talking to Paul (Uberaffiliate) on my next podcast, and he makes around a million dollars a month, so maybe I’ll ask him if he does his own laundry.

“Alright, we’re talking with Paul of Uberaffiliate.com fame. Paul, let’s get down to the important issues. The world wants to know: Do super affiliates do their own laundry? What are your thoughts on that?”

Hey, it might happen. Tune in this weekend to find out.

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3 Responses to “Outsource Everything?”

  1. Ryan Says:

    I might actually give it a listen if you seriously ask that.

  2. Jenny Says:

    http://dormmom.com/

    Looks like they do apartment cleaning and such as well at over 1800 colleges, not just yours.

    I guess in whatever niche, you just have to find something people don’t like to do and offer to do it for them for money. And if they (or their parents) are rich enough, you’re golden.

  3. Andreas from Xavier Media Says:

    I think it’s a good idea to outsource as much of your daily work. Then you just have to put all the purchased stuff into one nice package and sell it with your own brand :D I love the idea and I’ve been trying to something similar for a few years now.

    /Andreas

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