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Be The Contractor

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Atlas, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas Regular Member

    Mar 31, 2008
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    I just wanted to share my outlook on how valuable it is to outsource

    The importance of being a contractor rather than a laborer in web development.

    In construction, there is typically a General Contractor that oversees the construction or remodel of a home for example. Many of these contractors have a background in construction and have a couple of talents in building, but are not skilled in all areas of construction. For the most part they manage the project. This contractor may have grown up framing houses, doing demo work and some landscaping. They do however have a general understanding on what is involved in building or remodeling a house to sell on the market. When involved in their project they will get their hands dirty in areas that they are familiar with and do what they enjoy. They have an understanding of the importance to leave the work that they are not proficient in to the "experts". Rather than spend the time to master a craft that they are not comfortable with, they hire the experts at a reasonable price and save money and get a quality service/product, less time and better work than if they were to do it on their own. They understand the value of pulling the strings rather than hitting the nail with the hammer.

    Like anything in business, time is money.

    If it takes you 5+ hours to create some half ass logo, take what 5 hours of your time its worth and hire someone who specializing in logo design for half the price. You will have more time to work on other parts of the project and get a better logo than if you were to do it on your own.

    You may spend hours trying to modify code just to make some small alteration on a site, while it would take an "expert" 10 minutes and $5.

    I could keep going with examples, but you know where i am going with this. Swallow the pride and hire someone for specific tasks that will take up too much of your time, while you could be doing other things that you are actually good at. In the end, you will get a better product and save a lot of time and money.

    Sorry for the grammatical errors, this just off the top of my head... and its late for me. I hope you get what i am saying though.
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  2. Diabolik

    Diabolik Newbie

    Apr 11, 2011
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    I totally agree with you and I think the real problem is that not everyone can afford it and it takes time to find worthy talent. Then you have to hope they stick around.
  3. plouyd

    plouyd Regular Member

    Feb 26, 2008
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    Hell yea man.. I just came to this realization myself.. why do all the work when you can get people who want to do it for you.

    I'm going to be using some long-term business methods (like an actual business.. not be a slave) With something that should have extremely good results.. Donate, and get into Junior Vip.. n maybe share things to get me to VIP ^^
  4. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Feb 18, 2008
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    Tampa FL
    Yea once I actually get my own products going, Im gonna outsource a lot of work. Its easier and you have time to do other things. Not only outsourcing, but lately I am getting into JVs which helps as well. split the work loads.