Its Making Money Online … But Not As We Know It…

As a result of the inevitable domestic ‘errands’ that seem to pile up from spending even just a couple of days away from Lowe Towers, and an attempt to get the Stoutness Reduction Programme back on track after a particularly fine meal while I was away … I know I cannot be alone in thinking my weekend seems to be over far too quickly…

Now, The Stoutness Reduction Programme may surprise many long-time ‘Lowedown’ readers …  but what may offer an even greater surprise is the fact that I’ve also engaged the services of a personal trainer.

He is not there merely as some at ‘HQ’ have said ‘to take me for a walk’ (ironically, if you had seen who had come up with this ‘quip’ you might think they would benefit from a good few laps around the grounds themselves) but to make sure I get the absolute maximum from my time in the gym, and without whom I would probably waste a fair amount of time scratching my head over what to many can look like medieval torture devices…

Of course, getting people to help you achieve the results you could not on your own is not a new idea to the Online Industry by any means (nor is it a new subject to the ‘Lowedown’) but during my couple of days away I met a chap who effectively uses a ‘twist’ on the usual ‘gun for hire’ method that we are more familiar with.

Via such portals as Elance, ODesk and the wonderfully cheap and cheerful Fiverr.com, we would usually just get a single job done, like an article or graphic (or that handy list of jobs I covered a couple of weeks ago)  but what this chap has done he has used those same portals to find himself a potential candidate, then trained from scratch the person to do a particular task for him, and builds a relationship with them so they know exactly what they are expected to do, as and when they are required to do it.

Now, confidentiality forbids me from telling you what this particular thing is, but think for a moment how this principle can be applied to what you are doing online … the reason I say this is that with that level of relationship in place you could not only get little things done, but also outsource the bigger things like niche research ?

Picking the right niche is at the absolute root of building an income online, but researching that niche is usually not completed to anything like its proper extent because it is admittedly quite boring and is seen to get in the way of the more ‘fun’ stuff like designing a website…

So imagine this instead … you could create for yourself a system whereby before bed you email a chap or chapess on the other side of the world with your niche ideas, and by the time you sit down in front of your computer with your second cup of coffee the following morning, your little helper has emailed you back with whether or not your niche idea is a viable one – along with a possible list of keywords and available domains for you to get started with…

Now, like everything, that particular example wouldn’t be a good fit for absolutely everybody reading this … but think how you could apply it to what you are doing – if there is a task you find particularly onerous and you are finding that avoiding it is holding you back – but you can’t find it listed on the various outsourcing websites … why not contact people on those websites with a view to training them to do it for you…?

All The Best,

Tim Lowe
Publisher, Tim’s Business Lowe Down

Tim Lowe