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Day 58 – Getting Comfortable With Outsourcing

July 2nd, 2009

Outsourcing is one of those things that you keep hearing you need to master if you want to develop any kind of substantial income…Now while that is not a true statement, it is true that it can make things a lot easier.

It’s for that reason that I’ve always wanted to venture out and try it, but one of the things that usually prevents you from taking any action when it comes to outsourcing is not knowing if it’s going to pay off or not.  For articles for instance, the cheapest you’ll find them is at around $3 an article, and even at that rate it’s hard to figure out if you buy 30 articles for $90, if that can actually end up netting you back more money than the initial $90 investment.

Then there’s the concern that you’re going to get a writer that will write complete crap, someone who doesn’t even speak English properly…It’s tough when you have a perfectionist mentality as well and feel that the only way things are going to get done right is if you do it yourself…

Now my first forray into outsourcing happened maybe a  little over a month ago…I tested the waters by having 100 backlinks done via a service that used Angela’s/Steven’s backlinks.  I bought it for $67 and sent those all to Site #1.  It was a very good deal for the price, which is why I took it, and I was actually quite pleased by the results…I got a nice detailed report and that was the first time I realized that yes, other people CAN do your work JUST AS WELL AS YOU…you just have to find the right people.

The next time I tried it out was the beginning of last month when I outsourced 400+ directory submissions for Site#1 via ArticleAware.com … again, I got good service and saw that the end result of that $42 or so I spent was an increase in my PR from 1 to 2, an increase in backlinks as well as an increase in traffic by about 1.5k extra visitors a month.

The third time I tried doing it, was just recently, and instead of just doing these 1 off things, I ordered a *batch* of 11 UAW articles to be written for me.  This kind of outsourcing concerned me the most as if I had gotten back garbage which looks like it was written by someone with a poor grasp of the English language, I wouldn’t even be able to use it, or would have to waste too much time revising it…

Thankfully my first experience was pleasant, and I was happy with the quality of work given to me for the price…Ever since outsourcing these latest articles, I now feel comfortable continuing outsourcing to them on a regular basis..The most critical thing was to just take that first step…Now one of the reasons why I’m feeling comfortable outsourcing all my articles is not only because I’m now comfortable with the quality of work I’m getting back from this company, but also because I know what the return on my investment is going to be if I build sniper sites and use these UAW articles on each of my sites…

I’ve seen first hand my income increase from 1k/month to 2k/month by doing this…so with knowing that me doing all that manually results in that.. and knowing that I’ve now got someone elses writing I can trust, I now have the confidence to have this outsourced at this price on a regular basis.

So the keys to getting comfortable with outsourcing as I see them are:

1.  Outsource a component of your business which you’ve PROVEN to yourself through personal experience is profitable.

2.  Do your first outsourcing attempts on a small scale…I took a gamble by trying out GetArticlesDone.com, but I invested an amount that I wouldn’t have minded losing if the articles didn’t come out well.

3.  Find an outsourcing company whose work you’re pleased with.  Once you can do that, the whole outsourcing world opens up to you.

Point #1 is so key though..you may have heard article marketing is profitable, or that UAW submissions are profitable, but until you’ve done it yourself and seen the results, you will NOT be comfortable outsourcing it and figuring out if it’s going to be cost effective… You need to do it yourself first and see how you can make it profitable before going ahead and finding a place to outsource it to.

For instance…I know that if I make another 20 sniper sites and I promote them with 10 UAW articles for $70($7×10), from experience I can tell that it will result in a $400/month income stream (based on 100 sites = 2k/month) ..even if those sites do horribly and only generate $200/month or $100/month, I’m still in the green.

Oh one other thing…it helps if you’re using the money being made by your online business to pay for this rather than money from your job as that way your online business is basically paying for itself.

I just wanted to get that all out while it was fresh in my mind, as just a few days ago I was NOT comfortable with outsourcing on a continual basis… Now of course you can still outsource something you are not too familiar with if you’re more of a gambler, but this is just for those who are a bit apprehensive, what steps they need to take.

What I did for today:

-Built 2 more sniper sites in the main sniper site niche…I still have a ton more to go, around 25ish.

-I’ve also been posting up the review page for my previous sites that have gotten indexed…all of the sites I’ve made in the last few days have been getting indexed the following day…they’re ranking on page 1 right off the bat and bringing in hops…For example, one site I built 2 days ago brought in 11 hops today.
-I submitted 2 of my outsourced UAW articles to UAW…I still have a couple more to send through, once I’ve done that I’ll probably go ahead and order another batch of UAW articles.  It’s good not having to spend time thinking about the promotion and instead being able to put 100% of your energy on pumping out sites!

Earnings For Today:

  • $20.36 – 1 sale for Site #1
  • Adsense = $7.43
  • Hops = 403

-Mike

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Day 56 – Hello New Visitors, Yes, I see You :>

June 30th, 2009
I See You, And So Does This Guy And His Cronies

I See You, And So Does This Guy And His Cronies

Just wanted to say that I’ve noticed over the last few days I’ve been getting double the normal visitors over here off of the Warrior Forum, but I haven’t heard from you guys and girls, don’t be afraid to comment or ask questions here :>

I initially intended for this to just be a small community site, full of info, charting my progress, but if more people can find value with the site, then all the better.

Today I just got back 3 of the 11 articles I ordered off of GetArticlesDone.com … My first impression was that the articles were better than I expected.  I only paid $7.99 for each UAW article, which in truth is actually 3 articles, so that breaks down to $2.66 per article.

I could tell that the articles were written by someone who had a good grasp of the English language.  There were a few spelling errors, ex:

“optimised” vs “optimized”, “maximising” instead of “maximizing”…but that was easily fixed in a few seconds in word.

Other than that, there were maybe 2 or 3 grammatical issues per article, which didn’t take me more than a few seconds to fix.

One thing though, I ordered the 300+ word UAW articles and got back an article with 6 paragraphs.  UAW suggests you have a minimum of 8, so it can do it’s thing, however, you can still submit to UAW with 6 paragraph articles.  Also, I noticed that the keyword was not used in the article, only in the title, so I had to go and add it 3x.

Next time I suppose you need to spell this stuff out in the instructions.  But again, overall, the quality of English is much better than some of the other articles I’ve seen where you can clearly tell it’s not the writer’s native tongue, I’ll probably be using these guys again but will reserve my final judgment when I get all my articles.

In other news, today I put up a new website in my main sniper niche, it was something I needed to research a bit so it took me longer than usual.  I also submitted 2 of the 3 UAW articles I ordered.

Also, I wanted to add that I noticed that Site#1 has increased in page rank to PR2 and it has also gotten 1.5k more visitors over last month…near the beginning of this month I submitted it to 400+ directories at ArticleAware.com, it seems like it paid off.

Oh, and the SENuke submissions I did, they were for some sites that I had knocked out of the rankings (ex: keyword.org got knocked off of page 1 of Google by keyword.net).  The submissions didn’t seem to have any effect on rankings as the sites didn’t pop back up on Google (I can’t even see them in page 2,3 etc..).  perhaps if I had run them on the site which is currently ranking on page 1 I’d have seen some that site move up.
Earnings For Today:
  • $45.84, 1 sale for the main sniper site niche = $25.48, 1 sale for site #1$20.36
  • Adsense = $5.51 – I noticed a BIG chunk of this came from one of the 10 hubpages I created a couple weeks ago.  It seems like it took 2 weeks for the hubs to get to the point where they could earn me money from adsense, and in the last 9 days, well, I can’t say how much I’ve earned, however,I will say if I extrapolate this, if I had made 100 sites, I’d be getting around an extra $100/month, and I’m sure that number would go up as the sites start ranking higher since the ones bringing in this money are only on page 2-3 of Google.
  • Hops = 475 (they’re back up today)
-Mike (sorry about the formatting, it got messed up and I’m too tired to fix it)
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Day 27 – Site Building + End Of Month Totals!

June 1st, 2009

OK, I just spent a whole lot of time today doing keyword research and I’ve now got myself about 22 keywords that I can turn into sniper sites…I’m all set to go with site creation now for the next 10-12 days.

I think I know which product I’m going to start promoting, now all I need to do is find myself a picture for my new persona and get to writing.

One other thing I did today was I decided to do some directory submissions for Site#1, I ended up using this service from the guy who made Article Post Robot: http://www.articleaware.com/linksubmission/

That’s going to be submitted to 400+ directories, will be interesting to see what comes of it…

Aside from that, it’s the end of the month and time to count up the profit for the month.  I’m going to put it here alongside what I’ve earned in the previous months so you can better see how things are progressing:

February

Net sales = $258.59 CB Sales + $66.58 Adsense = $325.17

March

Approx: 1,383 hops

29 sales/3 refunds

$530.73 CB Sales + $91.71 Adsense = $622.44 (+$297.27 over previous month)

16 sales for Site #1
4 sales for Site #2
9 sales for Site #3 (3 refunds for Site #3)

April

1,912 hops

40 sales/7 refunds

$672.19 net CB Sales ($813.81 gross) + $123.00 Adsense = $795.19 (+$172.75 over previous month)

19 sales for Site #1
7 sales for Site #2
7 sales for site #3
1 sale for site #5
5 sales for sniper sites = $100.20

May

Approx: 6,321 hops

45 sales/1 refund

($1,074.42 without refunds) $1,051.58 CB Sales + $15.00 Market Health + $89.22(Adsense) = $1158.80 (+$360.61 over previous month)

23 sales for Site #1 = $543.83
1 sale for Site #2 = $20.04
3 sales for Site #3 = $49.78 – $22.84 refund = $26.94
1 sale for Site #7 = $15.00
17 sales from various sniper sites = $417.48

I’m hoping that the next sniper sites I make have much better conversion rates so I can see an even bigger jump in income for next month :>

Earnings For Today:

  • $46.41 (1 sale for Site#1 = $26.38 and 1 sale for 1 sniper site = $20.03) BTW, this is a sale in a niche where I have only 3 sniper sites, all of which I created around the middle of this month.  The site that got this sale has a conversion ratio of 110:1.  Some days its ranked #1 on Google for it’s keyword and when it is, it brings in 10-14 hops.
  • Adsense = $4.60
  • Hops = 366
  • Total Earnings For May = $1158.80
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