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Scott listened to one of my webinars where I teach how to outsource to the Philippines.
He knew he should be outsourcing, but his business wasn’t quite there yet.

We met when he took me to play golf at Trump National.
I told him I thought he should be doing “local business marketing.”
The rest is history.

He’s succeeding.
He’s making money.
He’s outsourcing all the work.

For your listening pleasure.

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Things to learn from Scotts experience:

  1. Scott was struggling with building niche sites (1:15)
  2. Sticking with what works for you (the grass isn’t always greener!) (1:50)
  3. Scotts business model (2:20) – I love this! He’s learning from OfflineBiz
  4. Make sales first! (2:58)
  5. Everything’s confusing, how to gain confidence (4:20)
  6. How much money he’s making (5:25)
  7. What work his outsourcers are doing for him (6:24)
  8. How much to pay his GUY in the Philippines ($75/week) (6:40)
  9. Things his GUY in the Philippines does for him and his clients (6:50) (includes wordpress, graphics, videos, video editing, video marketing)
  10. The work Scott does vs the work his GUY does (8:05)
  11. A glimpse at Scotts workflow process (8:40)
  12. Teaching someone to do something you didn’t hire them to do (9:02)
  13. Scotts hiring criteria and hiring process (9:43)
  14. Mindset and tasks for how to keep someone busy (12:35)
  15. Scotts final words on business model and the highest payoff tasks (14:44)

Do you have a success story you’d like to share with me? Please Share Your Success!.


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You know what question a get asked the most about outsourcing?

It’s not “How do I find a trustworthy employee?”
It’s not “How much should I pay them?”
It’s not “How can I know if they really have the skill to do the work”?

Nope.

The biggest question I get is:

“How can I be sure that they are actually working while I am paying them?”

AND “If I am paying them by hour how can I know that it takes them as long as they claim?

Over the years this has been a major pain for me.
I mean, if someone’s only working 15 hours/week it’s pretty hard to know that.
It’s hard to know if they’re working 2 jobs or just one (for me!).

I tried using Odesk’s screen capture software to validate things…what a pain in the butt.
That took more of my time to manage than it was worth.

I tried using manual time tracking software (like DotProject) but that didn’t work either.
Too easy to fake, too difficult to control.

Then I stumbled upon a system that came really close to what I wanted.
I’ve been working with it and tweaking it for the past 2 years.
Finally, I have the PERFECT solution for knowing exactly what’s going on.

An elegant outsourcing tracking solution that:

  1. Works for tracking outsourcers
  2. Is inexpensive and simple to use, with virtually no ramp up time
  3. It tracks, down to the SECOND, how much time people are spending on what activities and what web pages – telling you EXACTLY what they are doing, and where your money is disappearing.

But not only that…. Turns out it allows you to increase their productivity and save at least 10 hours of productive time per person per week.

Seriously, how you ever wondered how productive are your Filipino employees?
(or any employees for that matter) Do you really KNOW?

Now you can.

Introducing http://www.TrackLabor.com – Productivity and Time Tracking for Outsourced Workers.

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Today I sent out an email to my mailing list.

Normal.

This afternoon I got an email from one of them:

Hello Sir,

Good day!

Just so you know. There’s an error on your link but I already fixed it. I created a htaccess RewriteUrl on the error link to the correct link. It was missing the last “L”.
http://www.jonasblog.com/2011/04/does-direct-linking-still-work-yes.html

Regards,
[his name]

I love my GUYS. They go above and beyond all the time.

This is why I hire Filipino workers.
I never asked them to subscribe to my mailing list. Or to verify that everything’s correct. Or to fix it for me.

Amazing.

You know who you are. Nice job.

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“Direct Linking” is an old school internet business model where you buy PPC clicks and send the clicks straight to an affiliate program.

It was really popular (and REALLY profitable) from 2000 – 2006.
Since then, everyone say it doesn’t work anymore.

I’ve heard people say “You can’t do direct linking, Google won’t allow it.”

While direct linking doesn’t work as well as it once did, I’m here to say:
YES! “DIRECT LINKING” DOES STILL WORK!
I know because we do it.

Here’s proof.
I took screenshots of an adwords account and of affiliate income from the past 6 months (November – April).

Expenses:



Income:







To sum it up

Income: $2090.12
- Expenses: $437.56
= Profit: 1652.56
Profit per month: $275.42

For members of ReplaceMyself.com, the business model we use is outlined in detail in the “Business-in-a-Box.” All members have access to it.
The “Business-in-a-Box” is designed to be given to a Filipino employee and have them implement it for you.

Like I’ve always said, this isn’t something that will make you rich. It’s not designed to make you $100,000,000,000.
It IS designed to help you get someone working for you quickly, with little to no intervention on your part, and hopefully have them start making money for you.

We just finished updating the “Business-in-a-Box” training so it’s current and has all the training someone needs to get started doing it today.

No, I’m not getting rich off this income.
Does direct linking still work?
YES, yes it does.

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Some thoughts on how to train your Filipino VA.
It has become clear to me that I haven’t done a very good job of teaching how to train people.
I’ve done a WORSE job of explaining that ReplaceMyself.com is intended to train your VA’s from the Philippines for you.

File Download: Outsourcing MP3 Audio, 2.6 MB

Inside ReplaceMyself.com is my training that you can give to your VA’s on how to do:

  • Article Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • SEO
  • High PageRank Link Building
  • Copywriting
  • Directory Submissions
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Build a Mini-Net (or a super mini-net)
  • Manage your Adwords Account
  • RSS Feeds
  • Facebook, Myspace, Squidoo
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Here’s the replay of the webinar I did last week.
This explains the business model I use with a lot of the stuff I do with my GUYS.

Filed under Business Ideas, online business by  #

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In my last blog post about hiring Filipino workers and requiring them to only have 1 job I apparently stirred up some controversy.

In the comments

  • I was accused of exploiting people
  • I was told that I don’t pay enough
  • I was told that the people I hire aren’t “employees”

I feel differently about all of them.

Here’s my response:

Here are the notes I worked from:

  1. I stand by what I said. I require only 1 job.
  2. I don’t pay my people $250/month for very long. They get raises. They get large bonuses. This according to their output/loyalty/devotion.
  3. Pay is different in different parts of the country. Manila is different than davao. Companies pay more, cost of living is more. It doesn’t mean your work quality is better.
    I have people in davao and their work is just as good as people anywhere else in the country. They ASK for less money.
    Companies in Mindanao or Panay or Palawan are NOT paying 20,000 pesos per month. Different regions of the Philippines have VERY different in their pay scales.
  4. I don’t advocate exploiting people. When I teach outsourcing I teach what’s real about wage differences, but also tell people to treat them well. Not everyone will.
  5. Nobody is forcing anyone to work. If the wages you’re being paid aren’t enough, you should go look for a different job.

  6. I love my workers. I try to treat them very well. They get all the paid time off they want. They work the hours they want. They’ve asked for me to pay their Phil Health and SSS and I gave them raises to pay for it.
  7. In the end, what I think this comes down to is
    If you treat people well, they’ll do good work. If you don’t, they won’t.

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