When your starting a new project.... Do you outsource everything or do the work yourself?

Heiko

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Hello everyone...

Sometimes i've been kinda struggling to keep up with my projects and i was wondering... for those that already have some startup capital, and some sucessful projects. How do you go about new projects? Do you set up the plan, and outsource everything or do you do the dirty work first and then maybe outsource later? Or do you still do the dirty work? :p

And if so, i'd love to know the reasons why you rather outsource/do the work on your own?

For my situation, i always do the dirty work first and outsource later, but like i already said. I get kind of a heavy workload at the moment and i was wondering if any BHW'ers could give me some insight :)

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Anyone?
 

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I am usually pretty poor, so I try to do everything myself. However, it ends up that the quality really suffers and many projects are left half-way done because I don't have the skills or motivation to continue with them and make them really pop. The most success I have had I had a partner to motivate me or fill in where I lacked skills, or I paid someone else to do part of the project, like a professional looking website for example. If you have a few extra dollars to invest, I would suggest outsourcing, and just try to make sure the seller/provider is clear of what quality you expect from the work.
 

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Depends mainly on one's budget. Also if you need to save time. If sensitive info is involved, its better to do the work yourself.
 

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I have the budget to outsource everything, but I make sure to do each task once or twice to understand the time it takes, the velocity, the problems that can occur. All that to understand what the workers could face as problem & set the correct price.
 

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I prefer controlling everything, so that if something goes wrong, it's only my fault
 

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I am mostly into affiliate marketing, stocks hunting.

I do my keyword research then tell my writers to write the content. They upload it to WordPress as well.

So I mostly take care of keyword research, url structure and research.

Rest I outsource. From content to links.

Takes time to get good people who can keep the deadlines...

It's going smooth for now though :)
 

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I'm not at that point right now, but what makes most sense to me is to outsource the the old project, where you already have experience and just let others carry it on or make them the most.
 

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Obviously, it depends on the amount of money you're willing to invest. I recommend doing the keyword research yourself and outsourcing the rest. I think it helps to focus on managing everything instead of nitpicking. It allows you to have a firm grasp on the big picture, and it's especially helpful if you have several projects to keep track of. Delegate.
 

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When I start something I always start it by myself and do all the work. When it becomes too much and you need to manage your time on different taskes, then you outsource the easy tasks where you don't have time for.
 

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Good answers, thanks to everyone.

I guess it always depends on your budget, as well as the work that your willing to put in. Its just very hard to find decent VA's that understand what you actually mean and work how you actually want them to work :|
 

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I'm a DIYer person, I want to do everything myself.

When I first started I used to do everything myself, rejecting out of the box solutions (even the free ones) because I felt the need the have every single thing done by me. HUGE mistake. A big pain in the ass. If you do everything by yourself, you stay way from focusing on the one thing you do right. So try to focus entirely on the main thing you want to do, and outsource/use other people's solutions on everything else.
 

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I find it good to outsource tasks at first to learn what’s required. For example, if you’re new to setting up an authority site, outsource your first site to a professional and then replicate the site for your next projects to ensure you have that solid starting foundation.
 

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I outsource like 70% of my businesses just because I know my time is worth a lot more than what I pay people to do for me.
 

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it's depend on your budget and your time, but it's always better to do it yourself first before you hire someone else to do it for you, and only hire someone if you don't have enough time and your time worth more than the time you spend yourself in this job!
 
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