Benefits Of Outsourcing For Small Businesses And SoloPreneurs

This is a short piece from Dean Holland on the benefits of outsourcing for small businesses; when you should outsource business tasks and why. Dean starts by explaining that…

“When It Comes To Any Task Running A Small Business, You’ve Got Two Choices”

Yesterday I was having a conversation, and I want to pass this on to you.

Hopefully this helps you in future when you’re thinking about certain things that you’re going to be doing, or might be doing, or are considering doing, in your business.

Ultimately you have two choices when it comes down to any task in your business.

You Either…

  • Do it yourself, or
  • Have someone else do it for you.

That’s it, right? There’s no other way.

So when it comes down to this decision, there’s obviously a few things that are going to be taken into consideration, right?

Obviously a lot of it is going to depend on where you’re at in your business, what stage you’re at.

And also, when considering the benefits of outsourcing, you have to…

Think About What Available Time You Have

You have to think about the skills or knowledge that you have.

For example, there are going to be some things that you know how to do, you enjoy doing them, and you have the time to do them, okay? In which case you could do it yourself.

But there are going to be other things where you’re like…

“Okay, I want to do that for my business, but I have no idea how to do it. And to learn how to do that thing is going to take me a considerable amount of time.”

So when I’m in that situation…

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Entrepreneurship Motivational Speech: Gotta Do What You Gotta Do

“You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” Here’s an entrepreneurship motivational speech from my business mentor, Dean Holland CEO of Internet Profits.

“We’ve now built…

The Resources To Execute Multiple Projects Quickly

…or at least much faster than we ever was in the past, because we’ve got people in these key roles now.

I’ve got my Assistant helping me manage things, and her role’s going to start getting busier and busier as we grow.

We’ve got Chris, my Marketing Assistant, who’s just awesome and helps me with all things to do with everything, you know!… Building the web pages, setting up the sales copy, setting up the campaigns, setting up the software.

We’ve got Adam who produces all the video, edits and produces all the video content, records the video content with me.

And So Together As A Team…

…we’ve also got Louis and Glenn that manage and head up the coaching side of things with our Partners and clients.

We’ve got the support network of people in the company; Destiny, Sarah, Gloria.

We’ve got an awesome network and team, and now we can get a lot of stuff done and get it done fast, which is awesome. But it still takes a lot of managing – it’s busy, it’s crazy!

For most people, I don’t recommend working on so many multiple projects all at the same time. But for us right now, where the company’s at…

You’ve Got To Do What You’ve Got To Do

And that’s the thing sometimes, right? You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do wherever you’re at in your business.

If I were to go back to 2004-2009, I didn’t have a social life, I didn’t see friends, I didn’t do anything fun. Because all of my time, all of my energy, all of my resources went into trying to figure out how to have an online business, how to make money on the internet.

Then by 2008, 2009 I did start to figure that out, thanks to having a business mentor. Even through all the stages, you’ve always got to do what you’ve got to do.

Sometimes You’ve Got To Sacrifice

…sometimes you’ve got to invest time, sometimes you’ve got to invest money, sometimes you’ve got to invest resources, sometimes you’ve got to work like you’ve never worked before, y’know?

And sometimes you’ve got to take time out… You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, to get where you want to be.

I Saw A Very Interesting Video Yesterday

…that explained how important, how short life is, better than anything I’ve ever seen before…

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Business Task Management: How To Manage Multiple Business Projects

Somebody said to me recently, how is it we’re juggling so many projects? How is it we’re able to manage it?

I want to give a bit of advice on that and just share how we do that. The question ultimately being, how do we manage… how are we now managing so many projects and getting so much done in, essentially now, a shorter period of time?

Here’s The Truth, Here’s The Reality…

And I’ve spoke about it in the past. It’s only recently, in the last few months, that we’ve actually been able to do that. That we’ve actually been able to manage multiple projects, have multiple things going on, and everything being executed now in a timely manner.

Over the last year… before the last few months… and I’ll tell you what’s changed recently, because there’s a few things… Over the last few months we had lots and lots of projects going on, but nothing getting done.

We Were Actually In A Bit Of A Bad Situation

…in the company in all honesty, where we have too much going on we couldn’t get any of them done, and we were just falling behind continually.

We actually were letting customers down, we were letting our Certified Partners down, we were letting our clients down – our coaching clients. Not drastically, to the point where we were causing them harm, but just… because I’d announced a lot of new things were going to be happening and nothing was able to get done in a timely manner.

Business Task Management – 2 Big Changes

There were two main things that had to change to allow us to, a) actually be able to manage having many projects going on, and b) how to execute things and manage things in a timely manner.

So here’s the two things that had to change…

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How To Plan And Get More Done In Your Business

I want to talk about how to plan or how to get more done this week in your business, or in any area of life actually.

Not just even in business; in your personal life, in your in your job if you have a job, in your business if you’re running a business, or how to have to get more done in your spare time for your business if you still have a full-time job.

Take me yesterday, for example right. On Sundays I generally try and relax and chill out and don’t really do a great deal of stuff. Just kind of relax.

But once it gets to Sunday afternoon, my mind naturally starts shifting to thinking about the week ahead. Like, what have we got to do? What what do we need to make sure we get done this week? Y’know, what projects? Where are we at in the projects? What is happening? Where is everything at?

And So What I Tend To Do Is…

…On Sunday, I make sure that everything for the week ahead is clear in my own mind and planned out. This is, I would probably say, even more important if you still have a job, and you’re juggling and balancing your personal life, your your job that currently pays the bills, and your desire to start a business.

The reason for that being is, that you obviously have less time, you’ve got so many other commitments in your life that tear you away from growing a business to lead to that end goal you’re ultimately looking for.

So It’s Even More Important For You

…that you’re really clear on what time you have to put into your business and what you’re going to get done during that time. And obviously then, when you transition to having your business and you’re doing that full-time, then you’ve got more hours to play with.

Right now, for example, it’s just past 8:30 in the morning. I know that I’ll probably be at the office till 5pm or 6pm today and probably for most of the week, if not later. Because we’ve got five days to really get a tremendous amount of stuff done, as some staff holidays are coming up.

Here’s ultimately how to have the best week that you possibly can, and…

How To Get The Most Done That You Possibly Can

…Not to wait until the day, to figure out what needs doing that day, okay?

I truly believe that a successful day and a successful week comes by…

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Sometimes In Business, Things Take Longer Than Expected

Well, yesterday… If you saw yesterday’s post, you’ll have heard me talking about how we were trying to create about 35 or 40 videos.

Everything was looking great. Everything was going good, and then things that I’d forgot about throughout the day began to come evident. For example, I had two podcast episodes; one of which was with a special guest.

Podcasts are something I’ve not actually spoke about publicly. It’s actually myself and someone else in launches next week. So we’ve actually been doing some episodes. We’re getting a bunch of them ready so that we’re ahead of schedule for the podcast episode release.

So we had two of those, which was basically…

Two Hours Of Yesterday, Gone!

As well as that you’ll remember if you saw it, that Louis, who heads up the coaching division, or the coaching side of things here at Internet Profits – it turned out he had to actually leave and get a train around just after 6pm. But he also had a webinar at 4 o’clock to host. My two podcasts were at just before 4pm and then at 5pm ’til 6pm.

So we kind of lost a chunk of the day…

This Isn’t Excuses…

…this is just actual stuff that popped up. So I’m trying to think how many we did.

I think out of like the 35 or so that we really wanted to aim to get done. I think we only managed to… trying to think… I think we probably recorded – I don’t know how many Louis recorded – anyway, it was probably like only 30% of them.

We might have got like, maybe 30-50%. We might’ve got like 10-15 – might’ve recorded 10, but I’ve got about another 5 ready to just jump in and record.

One of the things that took a lot of time was; we were creating a lot of presentations. A lot of them were stood in front of the large screen in the training room in the office.

Everything Just Took A Lot Longer Than We Anticipated

…which sometimes happens right? Often in business, a lot of things that we do, tend to take longer than we think…

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Creating An Insane Amount Of Content In A Small Amount Of Time

So, we’re doing a lot of filming yesterday and today. Yesterday didn’t quite go to plan with filming.

Put it this way, we have one day today – it’s 8:50am right now, Louis’ got a webinar to do with our clients at 4:00pm and then has to get on a train around about 6:30pm.

So we literally have from 9:00am when we arrive to about 4pm, and in that time we have to create slide presentations and record about 35 / 36 videos for an entire $2,000 certification program.

I don’t know what is going to happen today. The reason we just went to the store is, we need to get everything we need for the entire day right now, so we don’t have to leave the office. We cannot afford to go out for lunch and waste any time later on. So we just had to stop at the store and get some quick microwave meals, some noodles and things.

We’re planning to win… We’re going to get it done… We’ve got to make it happen!

So Today’s Going To Be Wild!

I can’t wait until I can tell you tomorrow, how we got on with this.

But we’ve done some crazy stuff in the past, like we’ve done this 24-hour challenge to come up with an idea for a product, and create it, and make a sale within 24 hours or less.

We did that not long ago. I think this is actually tougher. I think this is going to be a lot tougher. Because of the sheer amount of stuff we’ve got to get done.

Now obviously the good thing is here – the positive – is that we’ve got a whole team. So I haven’t got to personally record and edit the videos – we’ve got Adam who’ll obviously do that. Then we’ve got Chris that can upload them and put them online.

So Louis and I just purely have to focus on getting these videos done. So I want to – it’s probably gonna be quite a helpful thing to share this today – like what is the battle plan to …

Create An Insane Amount Of Content In A Small Amount Of Time

Here’s our plan right. Out of – let’s say we’ve got 35 videos. I don’t know if it’s exactly that but it’s, give or take, about 35 videos.

Now of those 35 videos some of them are actually going to be with a…

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Why I Just Employed An Executive Personal Assistant

Big, big week ahead! I think every week right now is a big week with everything that’s going on here at Internet Profits. Expanding the team, expanding the resources, expanding all operations for growth, scale and systematization of the whole business.

I think probably the big news of last week was the fact that, on Friday I actually agreed terms and employed my new Personal Assistant, Executive Personal Assistant who will actually be joining us or starting with us one week today.

So this is now my final week without that person helping me and taking a lot of things off my of my plate – and managing those, running those, helping me with running our our team, helping me running our project management and task management system.

Just all-around taking a lot of my responsibilities that would be B or C grade responsibilities, allowing me, freeing me to just focus on…

The Most Important Of All Tasks

…so I can just begin focusing on the most important things that drive this business forward; product creation, devising the marketing plans, creating the products.

I’ll be in heavily focused in those two areas, because I’ll have that person taking on everything else.

So if you look at what we’ve done over the last six weeks. So much has happened:

  • We’ve moved into the new offices – 2,500 square foot offices.
  • We’ve got a training room – a 15-person training room.
  • We’ve got a video studio.
  • We’ve got the offices to work in.
  • We’ve got Adam who’s joined the team – our full time Videographer.
  • We’ve got Chris joining the team, my full-time Marketing Assistant.
  • We have my new Personal Assistant, Executive PA starting in seven days time.
  • We’ve already got obviously the phone division of the company.
  • We have Destiny in the US who handles inbound/outbound customer care and also our social media, you know, our community group.
  • We have Glenn, the wizard as we call him, who’s based remotely as well.
  • John and the phone division, Sarah, Gloria.

So we quite a sizeable team now. It’s really beginning to grow, both internally in the office and virtually across the world. So we’re really now setting up a systematized company.

A company that ultimately can run with or without me there. That’s the goal, that’s the 12-month goal.

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