Ever since I read Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Workweek, I’ve known about virtual assistants (“VAs”). For whatever reason, even after being constantly reminded about VAs from various blogs that I read, it’s always been something I haven’t fully utilized. Sure, I wrote all about how to create a niche site in 0 hours. Unfortunately, writing about something and actually doing it are two completely different things.
I’ve outsourced a few tasks before – in particular, article writing and backlink building. My results have been mixed. The backlink quality isn’t always great. And the articles, even if they’re decent quality, still take time to format and publish on your niche site. Adding images, formatting, affiliate links, and other miscellaneous things take time.
I complain a lot about not having enough time to get my projects to where they want to be. Maybe Maren Kate’s guest post here about the 80/20 principle and delegation was the kick in the rear that I needed to finally execute on some more advanced outsourcing ideas. Let me tell you about what I did.