For those of you in the US, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. To everyone else, I hope your weekend was just as memorable and filled with family as mine was.
I had the pleasure of hosting my husband’s family of 12 for Thanksgiving – they were here Wednesday through Sunday. As you can imagine, I had to take all that time off work completely. We had guests sleeping in every square inch of our home, including my office! They actually got here a day early and departed 2 days later then I thought they would too.
As unsettling as 12 unexpected houseguests and an unplanned vacancy from work can be, I was able to weather the storm knowing my business was still running smoothly in the background. Why?
Because I have a team of folks working behind the scenes for me – building sites, building links, writing content and basically growing my little empire.
What’s even more interesting and surprising about outsourcing is that you can find workers for DIRT CHEAP (I recently hired someone who speaks perfect English for $1/hr).
But, you have to know where to find them. And you have to know what to have them do for you once they are hired!
I’m part of a private mastermind group with John Jonas, and I’ve learned more from him about outsourcing then I’ve learned from anyone else – and I’ve learned more from him then I learned doing my own trial and error (hiring folks, having it not work out, trying again, etc.) He’s MY outsourcing “guru.”
John put up a couple of videos about outsourcing – where to find good workers, how to qualify them, how to pay them, how MUCH to pay them, what kind of work they should do for you.
It’s a content-fest, stuff you can watch, take a few notes on and immediately get started on.
If your time is worth more then $1/hr, you OWE it to yourself to check these videos from John out. I took the time to do so, and have him to thank for all the work that got done in my biz this thanksgiving, while I schmoozed with the in-laws.
John also offers a program to train your outsourced workers for you. It eliminates the hassle of figuring out what to train them in, and gets them focused on the most important tasks to grow your business right now. This is GREAT for sending your new workers to to learn from, but it’s excellent info to look at yourself as well, if you’re looking for some direction on what tasks you can and should be doing for your business.
Because I’m lucky enough to be in a mastermind program wtih John, I have the pleasure of talking with him each and every week. John is one of the good guys, and I think he’s a bit like me – no beating around the bush, just tell it like it is info. I know you’ll get as much out of the videos as I did!