Welcome to the Church of the 4 Hour Work Week!
Today’s sermon compliments of the Time Abundance God. Let us begin…
1. Thou Shalt commence thy outsourcing education immediately.
2. Thou Shalt commit thy first act of outsourcing before next Sunday’s sermon.
3. Thou Shalt seek the services of competent virtual assistants from distant lands.
4. Thou Shalt not overlook the competent services of virtual assistants from your Motherland.
5. Thou Shalt have a plan to implement thine ideal lifestyle those extra 36 (plus) hours of the week.
6. Thou Shalt pay no attention to the anti-outsourcing devils.
7. Thou Shalt revel in the new found freedom of financial independence and slacking off.
8. Thou Shalt help others to see the Light of The Way of Outsourcing.
9. Thou Shalt propagate thy creativity by outsourcing in delightful and unexpected ways.
10. Thou Shalt go forth and multiply thy outsourcing efforts until the God of Time Abundance smiles upon thee.
Yea, and verily. Can I get an amen?
You’ve probably heard of the guy who wrote the 4 hour work week book–Tim Ferriss. I don’t know about you, but it’s really hard for me to get my head around how that might be possible. As you probably suspect, becoming a wizard at outsourcing is a big part of it.
He talks about how you really have to make a D.E.A.L with yourself. DEFINE your ideal lifestyle. ELIMINATE by mininizing or removing tasks that don’t contribute directly to income. AUTOMATE by systemitizing, outsourcing, and delegating everything that is time consuming. LIBERATE by knowing exactly how much income you need for your ideal lifestyle, then leveraging time and mobility to get there fast.
Here’s a question you’ve probably heard similar versions of before: What would you have and do each day if you had $100 million in the bank and had already retired? Have you ever really seriously sat down and put some thought into how YOU would answer that–AND put some dollar figures to what it would cost? Tim says it’s always less than you think!
I think that putting the dollar figures to it is really important, because it then makes your ideal lifestyle TANGIBLE! So then the next logical question is how do I go about creating that kind of income and still have the time to enjoy my ideal lifestyle? And off you go…:-)
I highly recommend you read Tim’s latest version of the book, even if you’ve read the earlier version. There is some really brain opening stuff in there…;-) Who knows, maybe you’ll become the next Wizard of Outsourcing!
I can hear your questions from the previous post…
What if outsourcing that micro site system doesn’t generate an average of $2/day per site? What if my freelancer can’t crank out 100 sites in that month? What if I can’t even find a freelancer to work full time for a month for only $400? What if I can’t scrape up the $400 to pay them? What if…? What if…? blah blah blah
There is really only one good answer for those kind of “what if” questions:
YOU WON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU TRY!
What was it that star hockey player once said…”You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!”
So what if you take a shot and you miss? Will you feel better than if you’d never taken the shot? I’m guessin’ yes. Will you quit trying if you miss the first shot? I doubt it, ‘cuz you’ll probably learn enough from the experience to take a higher percentage shot the next time!
My mission with this blog is to help you, the newbie internet marketing entrepreneur, take higher percentage shots in the outsourcing game. If that one answer, “YOU WON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU TRY!”, doesn’t inspire action that triggers your first shot into outsourcing, maybe you need to take a closer look at your “Why”…you know, the reason you’re doing this internet marketing thing in the first place!
But that’s a subject for another day…:-)
Take a shot! (but be warned: experienced outsourcers say it’s like crack cocaine…a real rush, and extremely habit forming)
You just hired an online freelance worker from the Philippines to work full time solely for you for the next month. You promised them continued full time work if they do a great job. It’s costing you $400 to get 160 hours of work from them.
First, look at it from their viewpoint. They have steady income for the next month, and they don’t have to deal with the hassle of multiple clients, communication styles, and ways of doing things.
Now, your viewpoint. They work directly and solely for you, not for some outsourcing firm that pays them by the hour and may care less how long they take doing your jobs, since they bill hourly!
So how do you keep your new dedicated worker productive full time for the next month? You did have a plan, didn’t you?
Here’s an idea. You may have also noticed a lot of offers online recently teaching people how to create micro web sites that generate from $1 to $3 dollars a day average in passive income stream to you. And each site takes about an hour once you’ve taught your Philippine worker how to do it :-).
Let’s assume it takes about 10 hours for your worker to learn how to do that. So you’ve got 150 hours of their time left for the month. And just for grins, let’s say after administrative and communication time etc., they are able to crank out 100 of those micro web sites for you this month.
Now for your higher math quiz: At an average of $2 day from each micro site in passive income to you, how long will it take to recover your investment of $400 to pay that worker?
Starting to get the picture? What are you waiting for…?
Gigtime Master Bill Hibbler is a successful internet marketer, author, speaker, and marketing consultant who used to work for the British rock band Humble Pie!
I just got off a Skype interview with him where he shared some of his outsourcing experiences, oriented towards the internet marketing newbie.
99.99% Pure Content! Enjoy…
p.s. You’re welcome! You can find Bill online at Gigtime