OutsourcingIn this article I’d like to share with you how you can overcome all those technical challenges involved in starting a web business by outsourcing to Fiverr and other similar sites and having other people do the work for you.

Outsourcing to Fiverr et al… the “lazy way” to make money online

Even though lots of people think that they’ve somehow “missed the boat” when it comes to building a residual income from the Internet, the truth is that there has never been a better time.

One reason for this is that there are so many places that you can go to outsource all the things you don’t like (or can’t be bothered!) to do. Things like…

  • Writing articles
  • Website design
  • Building websites
  • Logo design
  • Customer support
  • Improving your rankings in the search engines (SEO)
  • Getting “Likes” for your Facebook Page

But, doesn’t all this cost an awful lot of money?

Well, a few years ago it certainly did but nowadays all of these tasks can be done extremely cheaply. As low as 5 US Dollars (about £3.20) in some cases, as I’ll show you in a moment…

But first, consider this: One of the great things about doing business online is that you can exchange time for money and vice versa.

What I mean by this is that if you have no money and loads of time then you can still make money online by doing most or all of the work yourself. (The “hard way”).

Or, if you have a little spare money to invest but very little time – say you have a full time job for instance – then you can outsource many of the tasks to others. (The “lazy way”).

With a modest budget of £30 per month you can still get a MASSIVE amount done.

There are a number of places that you can go on the web that will give you access to specialist workers in India, The Philippines and Eastern Europe. You get the cost advantage and they get paid a wage which is well above average for the countries that they are based in.

Take a look at Elance.com and oDesk.com.  I’ve used both but prefer the latter on balance. Just sign up, post your job and within hours you’ll get a ton of offers from different contractors.

I’d recommend not automatically going for the cheapest but also consider the rating and previous feedback for each bid. In general I tend to select people with a minimum rating of 4 (out of a maximum of 5).

For article writing I recommend you to English speaking countries. I’ve hired people in the US, UK and Canada through oDesk to get this done.

One thing I definitely recommend you do is check out fiverr.com. It’s a website where people will offer to do (almost!) anything for $5. Sending Likes to your Facebook page, doing SEO (E.g., commenting on blogs), creating cartoon caricatures of you for your website and designing logos amongst other things.

To show you how easy this service is you can watch a short video that I’ve recorded that shows you live and step-by-step how I hired someone for $5 on fiverr.com to create a 3-dimensional marketing image for one of my products: CLICK HERE to view it now.

Having said all this, I DO recommend that if you are starting out you invest some of your own time in learning the basic skills involved in creating a profitable web business such as niche research, creating a website, building an email list of subscribers and so on.

This will give you the fundamental understanding you need to manage outsourcing in the future and make sure your freelancers and workers are doing a great job.

But when it comes to more the technical aspects, I urge you not even to try to learn these. Search one of the services I’ve mentioned above and get a specialist to do it for you!

It’s often the case that people with technical backgrounds such as programmers don’t achieve much success online because they get too bogged down in the details rather than the business side of things, which makes you the money!

Although I call this the “lazy way”, in fact it is a crucial driver for you boosting your income because it frees up your time so that you can focus on the more profitable tasks in your business like interviewing experts, writing emails to your subscribers and seeking out new products that you can promote in return for a commission.