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I don't delegate enough, do you?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 8, 2009
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    I'm a full time student in a very competitive university studying computer science. It takes up a lot of my time. When I'm not doing school work, I'm rolling out new projects.

    A few years back, when I was in high school, I would outsource all coding, because I wasn't good enough to do it myself, but now I am and I hardly outsource because I'm so picky with the products I put out and I'm getting less done.

    Everytime I do a project I tell myself, okay I'll use these earnings to hire out my next 3-10 projects. However, I don't. I put 100% of my earnings in the bank and let it pile up and I bootstrap myself again, do it myself, it takes lots of time until the next one is done. I'm so thrifty, that it seems to be hindering my growth. I think I need to delegate more to coders and spend less time myself coding, so I can bring more to market. I need to get back into the loop of using oDesk.

    Can anyone relate or have any of you been in a similar position, before you had an office or a team working under you?
  2. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jan 27, 2011
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    Only you can figure out whether you prefer to outsource work while you can take care of the monetizing part and think of new projects or you prefer to do all the work which leaves you less time to think. Fact is if you are scaling up your projects or starting new ones, at some point you will have to start outsourcing anyway. I believe you should act as the mastermind and outsource as much work as possible.