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Outsourcing Strategies

We do not have to do all the technical slog ourselves, I have a wonderful solution but first let me set the scene.

It recently hit me that I used to be called “the queen of delegation” and that I had now become an “S”. Of the four quadrants “S” is the one I least want to be in. It is the toughest and one I once had moved right away from.
For anyone not familiar with what an “S” is, it is from the book The Cashflow Quadrant™ by Robert Kiyosaki. If you have not read this book please go over to my post Learning from the book The Cashflow Quadrant™ – Part 2
An “S” is a self employed person and this includes small business owners who are still working in their business (as opposed to on it).  Often these people hold beliefs such as they have to do it all themselves or no one can do it as good as them. I don’t fit into that boat I simply don’t have anyone to delegate to – or so I thought.

I came online in January 2010. I did this to grow my Network Marketing Business but I must confess I have spent all that  year learning. To put this in perspective I had a lot to learn. I was what most people would call “technically challenged”. I am a professional (CPA/ Financial Planner) and business woman who had PAs and staff to delegate to since I was very young. Someone else did my typing, sent my emails and backed me up. So here I was early this year a technophobic wanting to start an Internet Marketing business.

I thank the Universe for the teachers that came into my life. Seriously I did not know what a plug-in was, a widget or how to upload a photo.

But here I am 10 months later with a blog that I built, videos online, and loving social media. I am glad I persevered however I am over doing all the backroom stuff.  I don’t have staff to delegate to nor do I want to employ people in that capacity again.  I kept hearing people talking about Virtual Assistants (VA) and started to think that was an option for me. It seemed to make sense hiring someone from overseas as the rates are very affordable.

I did some research on this possibility but kept coming up with people who were very qualified in one or two areas only. How would I find someone who can do it all? Hmm…. probably just like in conventional business when we are employing someone you do not get people who excel in every area. I also am not sure if I have enough work to keep one person busy on a full time basis.

Then the perfect answer was presented to me through a new service which offered a monthly subscription and gave you  access to their team of VAs to help with technical and SEO.  This means there are people with varying talents. It also means that someone else finds me the perfect person to do whatever it is I require. Hey no managing staff myself. I think this is such a good service.

If you are still unsure if you are ready to outsource  please watch my short video here where I share with you what Robert Kiyosaki said to me in 1992 when I first me him.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1ozcnUQ98[/youtube]

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38 thoughts on “Outsourcing Strategies

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks Jason. I love that you guys have this service and want to make sure people know about it. 🙂
      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Belinda
      Jodie has been discussing various concepts with us on the Saturday calls for a while now. There were several of us wanting to outsource. I think it will work well.
      I am glad I leaned to do the back office stuff but am over it now. I just want to do more marketing, which is what I love.
      Sue

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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Jodie
      I am very fortunate to have met and worked with Robert. I guess I have been around him so much I hear his voice in my head a lot. I have had various different teachers in my life but he is the one who has had the biggest impact.
      Thanks for the feedback and to you and Jason for this great service.
      Love and hugs to you too
      Sue

  2. Oliver Tausend

    Hi Sue,

    I love this powerful message: Don’t do something on your own if you can hire someone to do it for you.

    Applying this message or not tells a lot about the size of our mind.

    Great video by the way, and nice pool in the background.

    Will have to convince my wife to escape winter 😉

    Thanks for sharing your insights.

    Take care

    Oliver
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    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks Oliver. I agree with you comment it tells a lot about the size of our mind. Many people cannot understand the concept and it can be scary when we first let go.
      The pool is lovely and I am looking forward to enjoying it over the Christmas break. As it is summer in Australia it is pretty standard to have the time from Christmas to just after New Year off work.
      You and your family will have to come out here so yes do convince your wife 🙂
      Have a great day
      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Donny
      I agree with you totally. Overwhelm is something I was starting to feel on a daily basis. It is not possible to do it all.
      Thanks for our feedback.
      Sue

  3. Sue Post author

    Thanks Oliver. I agree with you comment it tells a lot about the size of our mind. Many people cannot understand the concept and it can be scary when we first let go.
    The pool is lovely and I am looking forward to enjoying it over the Christmas break. As it is summer in Australia it is pretty standard to have the time from Christmas to just after New Year off work.
    You and your family will have to come out here so yes do convince your wife 🙂
    Have a great day
    Sue

  4. Louise Steiner

    Great post Sue. It seems Robert Kiyosaki made a huge impression on you…you are very fortunate to have gotten to know him so well and I love the fact that you are able to transpose all his teachings into your life today.
    As you know I too am using Jodie and Jason’s service and am finding it a huge relief to have someone taking care of some of these every day tasks.
    Louise
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    1. Sue Post author

      Louise yes Robert Kiyosaki did make a big difference in my life and to how I think. Mind you in the beginning it was not without resistance. I have loved watching hsi success and how many many lives around the globe have been affected by his teaching.
      I too am very happy Jason and Jodie have this service. I am loving it already.
      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Linda I cannot recommend the service highly enough. Even though it is only early days I love that I am going to be able to concentrate more on my marketing and not be bogged down trying to figure technical stuff out. I am sure it would help you.
      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Eric
      Thanks for your feedback. It is a topic very dear to my heart as I see so many people struggling to delegate both on and offline.
      I am going over to check your blog now.
      Sue

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  6. Shey

    Hi Sue,
    This article of yours is really great.. I’m happy that you learn a lot and you have a nice video. Thanks for sharing this kind of information and I really learn a lot. I do believe that outsourcing is really a great way for the success of your business online like in SEO. Thanks again and have a great day Sue.

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks Shey
      Yes I think outsourcing is great as it is way too difficult to try and do it all ourselves.
      You have a great day too.
      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for finding me and for you lovely feedback. I appreciate it. I try to add value so always good to hear this.
      You have a great day.
      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Marc I so agree with you. I have a habit of adding more things to my “to do” list than I do of ticking them off. It really is necessary for me to focus on what is important.
      Thanks for finding my blog Marc and have a great day.
      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Andrew I was blessed to meet Robert 20 years ago first before he had written Rich Dad Poor Dad. He used to teach in Australia back then. Later I was CEO of the company that promoted him in Australia and New Zealand. He is a great guy and has an amazing mind.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Sue

  7. Liam

    Great strategies and I’m impress. Robert Kiyosaki is such a great and one of a kind man I’ve ever known. I learn so many things in your good article on how to have an outsourcing business successfully, thanks for this wonderful contribution I really appreciate it.
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    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment Liam.

      I agree Robert Kiyosaki is one of a kind. I am blessed to have known and worked with him.

      Have a successful day.

      Sue

  8. Adam Robinson

    Outsourcing can be a terrific way not only for efficiency and to cut costs, but to get fresh ideas and different perspectives on a certain project as well. As in most cases, it has to be determined if a project is ripe for outsourcing before going for it.

    1. Sue Post author

      Adam I wrote down a list of things I need outsourced again last weekend. It was very long. People who are running an internet business and trying to do it all will not get very far.
      Thanks for commenting.

      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment and I do not envisage getting tired of posting my information.

      Sue

  9. David Roy

    Hi Sue

    I really glad to hear about you. You just a outstanding woman, having great knowledge about outsourcing. Thanks to you for sharing such a good information about how to business grow by outsourcing.