Just Outsource It

When you get started online everything can seem like some kind of spaghetti mess. To an extent I would agree with you. I mean take a look at my Toolkit and you have a lot of different software’s and things that a person would need to learn how to use if they wanted to copy everything that I am doing exactly.

However I got good news for you, you don’t need to learn everything.

You do not need to be able to control everything.

To be honest so many people want to control everything they are really just getting in their own way.

Do I think its good to know how to do lots of things, absolutely.

Do I think its possible to be amazing at everything?

Absolutely not!

What is that old saying,

Jack of all Trades, Master of none. 

Is that who you really want to be? I mean honestly?

So many people get started in this online game and they try to learn every single skill set needed to get up and running. My question to them is why?

Seriously why? You do not need to know how to do everything. Should you be knowledgeable and have at least the most basic concepts down of many things, sure but you also need to know where your shortcomings are.

Take for instance my logo

Spencer Broom Logo

You know how long it would have taken me just to make what appears to be a very simple logo? It would have taken me a very very long time. So long in fact that I probably wouldn’t have gotten anything else done for like a week if not longer.

I would have taken a ton of time researching what program is best to make it in. Then taken time learning how to use that program only to realize I chose the wrong program and then more research and more learning time etc… etc.. That by the time I finally finished my logo I probably would have decided I didn’t like it in the first place and started all over again.

Why do that to myself? So what did I do, I outsourced it.

Outsourcing isn’t just for some manufacturing in China or India anymore. I know people who outsource just about their entire online business. From writers, designers, coders, marketers etc…

You name it and I can just about guarantee that their is a person you can outsource that task to.

I just had an entire lead generation site outsourced and I am going to take it a step further and outsource several other things needed to make that site successful as well.

Why would I do this?

Time = Money, and I would rather retroactively learn how to do something after its already been done then slow up the entire process and never get to the money making in the first place.

Sites like Fiverr, Legiit, Upwork etc… and so many more are making this even easier to do.

I have met so many people focus on the littlest things that have no bearing on whether they make money or not, and because they were focused on this stupid thing they never got to the money making.

Then do you know what they did, they gave up!

They decided that because they couldn’t get their website looking exactly how they wanted to, they go and tell people its impossible to make money online, its all a scam blah blah blah.

What a bunch of crap!

So seriously if you want some widget to do something in particular and all the googling you have done wont solve your problem, seriously just pay someone else to do it.

In fact save yourself the headache of googling in the first place and pay someone else to do it from the start.

Personally, I outsource stuff all the time.

I am not an expert in everything, but I know what my end goal is and I would like to be at that goal sooner rather than later.

So if I need a fancy graphic or sales copy, or I cant get my website to do this one function, I outsource it.

You might be sitting their going, but Spencer I  do not have the budget to outsource stuff, not right now anyways.

That’s fine I can understand that.

To you I would say to focus most on what really matters. Do I actually need a fancy logo? No

Does my website really need to have all kinds of bells and whistles to make money? No

You only need a few key skill sets to make money online and even those you do not need to be very good at.

Focus on the things that bring in money and once you have that money you can start to outsource everything else.

A Great Example

As many of you are aware, I use to live in China. During my time in China I even outsourced basic chores around my apartment like cooking and cleaning.

Why would I do this, Spencer you are a very lazy person. No, I knew that these things needed to be done but I also knew that my time could have been better spent somewhere else.

The average cost for a maid in China was about $2 USD an hour. During my time I could easily make $20 – $40 USD an hour tutoring English, which do you think was a better use of my time?

I chose to work while someone else cleaned my apartment.

You already outsource things in your life anyways, Dry Cleaning, Oil Changes, Fast Food. Why do you pay for these things? Because you already know that these people specialize in doing these tasks and are going to get things done faster and most likely better than you.

So really think about what you are doing. Is it really worth your time trying to to get this widget to do this one particular thing when you could have paid some person on Legiit a small fee to fix your problem while you worked on more blog posts, YouTube videos, courses etc… that actually bring in money.

So this is my advice especially if your on a tight budget, if you have the knowledge and skills to do something then do it. In fact make an account on sites like Legiit and Fiverr and get other people to pay you to do the things your good at. If You don’t know how to do something, sure take a little bit of time to see if its something you can do yourself. If you cant figure it out quickly just pay someone else.

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Andre - May 22, 2019

I couldn’t agree more, Spencer.

Many will come around and begin to agree as soon as they embark on an entrepreneurial endeavor, haha. Time is money, it’s that simple. What’s more: Time > Money. Why? Because we can always make more money when we lose it. Lost time is gone forever. 

I’d say outsourcing is an underrated skill of delegation and should definitely be utilized by more of us more often.

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Zayn Hiew - May 22, 2019

Hi Spencer,

I love your logo, where did you make it? I agreed with you that if the budget allowed, just outsource them so that you can free up your time more productive works in creating another stream of revenue. Sometimes l do hire ghostwriters for writing my contents. All l have to do is to give them specific instructions and monitor their progress. As such l have more time for marketing.

This is the first time l come across Legiit, do you use their service and how is it? I have some experience with HireWriters, honestly, their writers are not up to par.

Thank you for this informative article.

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    Spencer Broom - May 22, 2019

    Legiit is a lot like fiverr. However I have found that the quality of the sellers on the site to be a little better than on Fiverr. For Writing if you want quality its probably not going to be all that cheap. But then again it probably also depends on the language you want it written in. However its just like anything else, is the payout going to be worth more than you put in?

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Adyns68 - May 22, 2019

Hi dear

I think everything has been made easy online. And outsourcing doesn’t cost much nowadays. You can outsource content writing, seo strategy, web design and more.

I think the price is affordable and that leads people to do it often. So, like in everything which is affordable, the quality will not always be there. When you want to outsource, you need to make sure that the quality is good. Many outsourcing platforms have policy to score the best freelancers. So always check the one with more positive feedback and best rating.

Thanks for sharing.

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Jenny - May 22, 2019

You’re right, it’s so much better to start outsourcing things. I’m not up to this point yet, but I have started seeking how to start outsourcing parts of my business. The one problem is that when you start a business, you try not to spend anything anywhere without realising that it’s not spending, it’s investing. 

The one thing I don’t think outsourcing though, it’s my logo. Even though I know that a graphic designer would make a better logo than me, it feels kind of more personal. So I’m stuck now with my so-and-so logo, that I’m too attached to change it. 😛

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    Spencer Broom - May 22, 2019

    Yea when I started out I was very hard headed and thought why should I pay them when I can do it myself. I mean it really came down to the fact that they could almost always do it 100% better than I could. When I started outsourcing things my productivity went up a ton, the quality of my finished products went up a ton and I actually started to make even more money. My only regret was not starting to outsource things sooner. 

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Marius - May 22, 2019

What a great article Spencer and all you have mentioned here is absolutely true. As begginers, we tend to learn everything and do everything ourselves, but that’s not how the real world works. I used tons of time when I was trying to create my website logo and then I wanted to change my whole site font size I’ve tried to do it for all day using Google and YouTube tutorials, because I knew absolutely nothing in HTML. Probably I could have that done like for few bucks, because for people who know HTML is like two minute job. We have to use our time wisely if we want to be successful and make more money online. Thanks for Sharing this great post!

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    Spencer Broom - May 22, 2019

    100%. First off what are you making your website in? Why are you coding? Secondly this is exactly it, you pay them for the time you saved not for the time it took them to do it, if you think of things like that its a huge cost savings. Like if you were to pay yourself $10 USD an hour and it took you an entire day to solve a problem that’s $80 down the drain. You could have paid someone else $10 bucks to solve your problem and used that time to generate more revenue for yourself. Most people would like to pay themselves more than $10 as well so if your time is worth $50+ an hour then the cost for you to figure out how to solve the problem versus just paying someone else just went up 5x.

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Sujandar Mahesan - May 22, 2019

Such an amazing article Spencer. Just like you said when we start we all try to learn everything we can and end up loosing lot of time. We have to be sure in what we are using out time. I couldn’t agree more with what you said. It was a good heads up for myself.

Thank you so much for sharing this article.

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Temi - May 23, 2019

I am a fan of outsourcing! I have used fiverr with mixed success. Thanks for sharing. Your articles are quick and easy to read. Did you take a copywriting course?

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    Spencer Broom - May 23, 2019

    I did not take a copy writing course. That is something I should probably invest in. To be frank I rather dislike writing. I am also pretty terrible are trying to make a point longer. For Instance with SEO a longer article is supposedly better but I really cant stretch something out for the life of me.

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andrew - May 23, 2019

I have to agree with you. We cannot be a master of everything, so it is better to outsource some of the works to other people who are experts in their fields. I use upworks and have found an SEO specialist at an affordable price to do my social media stuff for me as I have no skill or interest in this area of marketing. It frees up my time to do stuff that will make me more money in the future.
This is a win-win situation for everyone as the contractor gets paid, the viewers get a better end result and I get to focus on the parts of the business that I enjoy.
Thanks for sharing.

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