Ouch. That number still hurts like hell but a couple of years ago I was too bloody stubborn to outsource some aspects of my business because I thought I could do it all. I was a Neil of all trades and master of none and it cost me nearly $2-3 million in sales. Not to mention the copious bottles of wine I bought to ‘outsource’ my sorrows in.
But lucky you, my $2 million hangover sobered me up to realise that:
If I wanted to have it all, I couldn’t do it all. And getting someone else to do the stuff I wasn’t good at, or was good at but didn’t have the time to do, changed my life.
“But Neil, if I’m learning everything in your course, why would I need to outsource?”
SURPRISE! YOU’RE ALREADY OUTSOURCING
Have we met? By joining the awesomeness that is AOE, you’ve already discovered the benefits of outsourcing. You could have spent a thousand hours scouring through countless You Tube videos from people with questionable guru status to learn about Amazon (and I’ll be the first to say there’s a lot of good shit out there).
But you chose instead to spend what is quite frankly not a lot of dosh to get all your info from yours truly, because I’ve already found all the good shit for you.
FBA? YEP, THAT’S OUTSOURCING TOO
Why do we love FBA so much? Because rather than you picking, packing and posting thousands of products, SOMEONE ELSE is doing that shitty job for you.
But here’s a weird fact. While we’re perfectly happy to give that task to a bunch of people we don’t know, when it comes to getting anyone else to take over any other parts of our business, we don’t want to let go of the steering wheel.
So, unless you’re a genius at absolutely everything and still have time to have a life, give me a call (because I’d employ you on the spot!) or think about this:
If you suck at Social Media but are still spending hours on posts that nobody LIKES – bye bye $$$$
If you’re planning on learning how to master You Tube videos ONE DAY – sayonara $$$
If PPC is becoming more WTF? – adios $$$$
And if Seller Central is more hell than help (which in all honesty it mostly is) there’s a few hours you’re never going to get back.
What I want for you is what I’ve always wanted for me: