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Outsourcing - Really Easy Money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by agt402, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. agt402

    agt402 Newbie

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    Hello BHW! This is my first post (well second time posting the same post in a new thread :)). I have been reading posts here for a few months now and would like to start by thanking those that contribute here on BHW. I have learnt much here and appreciate everyones efforts :)

    pink_princess started a great topic re: outsourcing and have wanted to discuss this here on BHW and shall take the opportunity to do so now.

    Right, here goes: on a popular freelance site I have noticed that people outsource their affiliate or free/paid sign-up programs (both adult and non adult). They seek for people that can refer 'X' amount of sign-ups, whether paid sign-ups varying from no credit card requirements to credit card requirements to completely free sign-ups, and they also seek people that can sell 'X' amount of product varying from e-books to software packages. The numbers they require to be sold or signed up vary, appearing very reasonable and achievable to some figures that seem quite unrealistic given the expected time frame requirements. However, regardless of the fact people still seem to make offers and confidently claim to be able to fulfill the job.

    My question is, why not join a whole bunch of affiliate programs and free/paid sign-up programs and outsource them like everyone else seems to do. In theory it seems easy enough. Sign up to a program that offers a reasonable amount of commission per sale/sign up, lets use the amount of $20 commission for a product valued at $40 for this example, so you profit 50% of the sale (keeping in mind there are many programs available offering much high commissions). Advertise on a freelance site that you would like someone to sell 10 packages a day each valued at $40 and they will receive receive $10 per sale which is half of your commission. That is $100 per day simply for spending around 2-4 hours of initial set-up. Or simply write an e-book or create your own product which enables even higher profit margins.

    I see these sorts of offers appear on freelance sites all time. And I feel if they can do it then why can't I? I just haven't yet had the practical experience to know if this is a good idea or not, and I guess the only way to know for sure is to try it.

    What I would appreciate is hearing from those who have tried this method to outsource affiliate programs or free/paid sign-up programs and your results. Or just any relevant information regarding my post.

    Thank you

    PS. One thing that puzzles me a little is, if people can claim to sell 'X' amount of product or generate 'X' amount of free/paid sign-ups then why not just do it for themselves and make the full amount? Any ideas, guys? :cool:
     
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  2. bugsbunny

    bugsbunny Newbie

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    Great questions.
    Curious minds want to know!

    Including Me,
    BugsBunny :)
     
  3. mdmoney

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    Why don't you post a job one of these outsourcing sites? Try to see what type of respsonses you will get. I tried it a few years ago. You get a bunch of empty promises. Besides, if they are that smart to get all of these signup , they will be doing it themselves.

    I do believe though you should really try it and learn from it. Outsourcing is really the way to go!
     
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  4. agt402

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    Thank you mdmoney for your reply. I think you have given me just the right amount of encouragement needed to just dive in head first and give it a go, lol.

    I will keep you all posted, wish me luck :)
     
  5. agt402

    agt402 Newbie

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    Hi BugsBunny :)

    'Watch This Space' lol, I'm taking the advice of mdmoney and making my own experience out of this opportunity and hopefully, fingers crossed I can report back here with all of the answers that currently keep our minds wondering lol :eek:

    Wish me luck!