Intro: Outsourcing Product Production
In this section we're gonna be talking about outsourcing components of product production. So a couple of the things I'm going to get you to think about. We've already started to think about what's your best selling product. You know, and so in this section, we're gonna really take it to the next level. Because, usually the thing you're selling the best of, is the thing you can sell even more of. My best selling pattern is Nelson Owl and it's a huge percentage of my sales. So it really helps to leverage your best product. And we're gonna talk about how to do that. How to pick what your best selling products are. Get started with small-scale production. We're gonna talk about bigger scale manufacturing. And then a couple more streamlining tips to how to earn money without relying on manual labor. Which I know a lot of us do. So these are the basics that we need to kick a few products really into overdrive. As well as some ideas on how to make it happen.
Most small business owners begin by doing it all. But as you grow, you’ll probably find that you need help. But what kind of help? And where do you go to get it?
In Outsourcing Workload to Grow Your Business Stacey Trock will show you how to navigate the options for getting the help you need for your business. From bookkeepers and accountants, to graphic designers, photographers and web designers, to virtual assistants, to production assistants, to overseas factories, to marketing agencies...there is a whole world of freelancers able to help your business run more smoothly!
In this class you will learn the following:
- The range of freelancers that are available, and what role they can fill in your business
- How to write a procedures manual for your business, making the delegation of work as seamless as possible
- How to hire a virtual assistant and streamline your business into tasks that can be carried out by someone other than you
- The difference between a contractor and an employee, and the pros and cons of each
- How to outsource the production of physical items for your shop, including working with local artisans and navigating the process of ordering custom items from overseas factories (via Alibaba)
By the end of Outsourcing Workload to Grow Your Business you’ll learn how to decide what is truly important in your business and what your time is worth. The secret to successfully turning over portions of your business is to structure your workload into systematic and well-defined capsules, which can be handed off to a largely-independent freelancer; freeing you up to do the things that you really love!