The word “outsource” keeps popping up everywhere around here. It seems that every investor I come across is talking about outsourcing their work, and the book The 4-Hour Workweek. (Have you read it? Should I?)
Well, with my wrist(s) hurting, I thought I’d give it a go. I went to elance.com and began researching how to post a job. How in the world do I navigate that place when I don’t even understand that I want to “Get Services”, not “Provide” them?? Maybe I’m too capitalistic, but I kept clicking “Provide Services”.
I decided to just plunge in and posted a job. Within 10 minutes of posting, I got 8 proposals! I now have a total of 14. The majority are from India, and the rest from North America. I picked my favorite four and sent them a message outlining exactly what I want them to do, and attached my oh-so-savvy probate tutorial and excel template. I mean, really, you couldn’t guess that I don’t know how to text!
I have also received a few more calls! Whoop! (That’s a Texas Aggie-style exclamation, btw.) No deals, but calls. From Vena Jones-Cox’s statistics, it takes 20 calls (prospects) to get 5 quality leads (suspects) to get 1 deal (cha-ching). 6 people have called me so far.
So even when it doesn’t turn into a deal, I go to my excel marketing summary sheet, enter the call, and see that I am ONE MORE CALL CLOSER TO A DEAL. Yes. I. Am.
In other news, our tax sale season is getting close, and I’m getting uber-excited about the opportunities there. Lists are published/released at the end of April/beginning of May. I’ll post about that later!
Take care and do your best to have a great week – even if it is Uncle Sam Week!