HTO Lesson 1 – Welcome to How to Outsource 101
During the next 9 lessons we’ll cover pretty much everything I know about outsourcing. My goal is to help you create a more profitable, lean (low monthly costs) and less stressful business. Sounds good doesn’t it? So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started. Right after I make a tiny confession.
Confession Thing #1: At the time I’m rewriting this, I’m occasionally outsourcing, and I almost didn’t want to share this course with you – I feel a bit like a “fraud”. But, I had to remind myself that this is valuable, and I want to help… just because I’m in a phase where I don’t have a clear outsourcing path, doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten what I’ve learned in the past… eeck.. has it almost been 20 years? That makes me feel so old..sigh!
Alright – with that out of the way… Let’s get started, shall we?
We both know the best place to start is at the beginning, so today we’re going to find out exactly what outsourcing is.
What Is Outsourcing
Outsourcing is the act of contracting out business tasks to someone else for completion. Outsourcing is a way for business owners, like you, to:
- Get more done in your business.
- Save time and money.
- And more…
There’s a common misconception about outsourcing that needs to be cleared up while we’re on the subject. Many think that outsourcing involves sending work to people in other countries who work for pennies and perform the work below standard. That’s not what we’re talking about here.
There are ways to outsource work to those who are professionals in their respective fields and will work to give you above par results – wherever they live.
There are a variety of tasks that you can outsource in your online business and we’re going to discuss those later in the course, but for now start thinking about everything you do in your business.
Do you handle it all yourself? If so, you’re working yourself way too hard. It’s not fair to you, or your business…but you know that already, or you probably wouldn’t have signed up for this course.
Let’s promise to stop spinning your wheels and stop living for your business?
If you’re feeling overworked and underpaid, then it’s time to sit down with your boss (yourself) and have a good chat (if you haven’t tried this literally, it’s a clever way to find out what you need, and what your business needs…but maybe we can talk about that another time?)
Believe it or not, those who do every single thing in their business are actually stalling their business from growth.
It’s time to create a lucrative business without working yourself so hard. Stick around and I’ll show you how. In our next lesson, we’ll cover… “The Benefits of Outsourcing”. Click the “Mark Complete” button, to move onto the next lesson.