If you have ever thought about sourcing a product from overseas and then selling it locally and online, or you have an idea for a physical product you want to have created in a country like China, were costs are lower, this is the interview to … Read the rest of this entry »
All You Need To Know About Manufacturing, Sourcing, And Importing Products From China, With Craig Ford
Tim Ferriss Talks About His Latest Book “The 4-Hour Chef”, How To Learn Anything In Half The Time And Why He Went To Sniper School
This is a good interview. Trust me. You’re not going to want to miss this. Just hit play now. Then grab a copy of Tim’s latest book – The 4-Hour Chef.
In recent months I’ve interviewed quite a few successful self-starter internet marketers. People like Farnoosh Brock, Brian Moran, Chris Guillebeau, and Adam Baker, all tell stories from the first few years of their online business where they were doing everything by themselves.
I always pride myself on my ability to put the nose to the grindstone and go above and beyond, whether that effort was directed toward my blog, my work with clients, or my book.
Over the last year, 60, 70, and even 80-hour weeks aren’t unusual for me – and recently I’ve noticed it’s starting to show… and not … Read the rest of this entry »
Almost a month ago I woke up to a phone call at 7am. It was my mother’s partner’s son calling me to tell me that my mum had a stroke and was in hospital.
She had been watching TV, heard a buzzing noise, had a seizure and started speaking gibberish. Her partner called an ambulance and although she recovered … Read the rest of this entry »
Outsourcing! Such a beautiful word. It’s the magical word that can almost eliminate you from your business and make life so much easier that you’ll be sleeping on a bed of roses with money falling from the sky.
When I thought about outsourcing, I thought about uncle Scrooge from the cartoon “Ducktales” from back in the day, doing his … Read the rest of this entry »
I wasn’t going to write this article.
I was comfortable with my stance on outsourcing, comfortable enough to recommend it and promote products, and profit from the affiliate commissions, from people who use the catch-call of $2-per-hour labor and the phrase – “they do the work, you get the money“.
I’ve begun the process of outsourcing to … Read the rest of this entry »
Please forgive me for harping on about outsourcing in so many blog posts recently. At the moment I’m going through the process of hiring new full time workers, plus John Reese is launching his Outsource Force program and giving away free videos on how to outsource, so this subject is a bit in focus for me right now.
I read through the comments that were left to my previous post regarding the changes I’m making to how I outsource. You can read the post and the comment stream that follows it here -
I noticed that there is one consistent roadblock that people refer to as the reason why they … Read the rest of this entry »
Those who share my belief in following signs in life won’t be surprised when I say that sometimes the sign-posts, the omens, even as they relate to my business, are slow to come to my awareness, while at other times there’s too many obvious indications that I just have to pay attention and take swift action. Often things build … Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most common questions I’m asked during interviews is what major mistakes I made on the path to the success I enjoy online today, which if I had a chance, I would do over differently.
Usually the first or second response I offer to this question is that I would outsource much earlier than I did.
Although … Read the rest of this entry »
Tyrone Shum has participated in both my Blog Mastermind and Membership Site Mastermind programs. He’s special because not only did he study the materials (which is rare enough!), he went on and has built himself a successful blog and last year launched a membership site too, so he’s a real action taker.
Part of the reason he’s one of … Read the rest of this entry »
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I was referred to him via Adam Short… Read the rest of this entry »
If you have not done so already, please read the first part of this two part article series on business outsourcing here – When Is The Right Time To Begin Outsourcing?.
In the previous article I discussed the importance of understanding your strategy for outsourcing and how it is important that you comprehend the sequence of tasks to … Read the rest of this entry »
There was an interesting discussion in the Blog Mastermind forums that began with a question about when you should start outsourcing.
The impression this particular student had was that outsourcing is the key for success, and it is something that I emphasize over and over again inside Blog Mastermind. The problem in this case was the lack … Read the rest of this entry »
How To Create Recruitment Systems To Hire People Before You Need Them
I was recently asked how I hired quality editors when running my previous business BetterEdit. As I responded to the question I realized the information provided might well serve others, so I’m going to explain my system for staying on top of the recruitment process here … Read the rest of this entry »
Last night was the Toronto bloggers and blog readers meet-up organized between myself and John Chow.
I forced John, his readers and my readers to go to the Live Organic Food Bar in Toronto, which I realize is not everyone’s cup of tea (no meat). I was secretly curious to see what John would post on his blog about … Read the rest of this entry »
In this final piece of a four part article series on customer service we look at one of the key components of a successful Internet business – a good customer support person.
If you have been following along this journey you will remember how Starbucks taught us the importance of good customer service as a powerful tool for … Read the rest of this entry »