This week our show topic is “outsourcing”. This is an area that a lot of online marketers struggle with. Most people realize that you’ve got to be working on your business, and not in your business to be successful.
But where do you find reasonably priced, reliable talent that you can count on week in and week out?
This week Michael Epstein joins us on the program to share his story of building a multi-million dollar company using outsourced talent. Michael is the founder of eDimensional Inc, a gaming company that was recently named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 companies.
What’s unique about Michael’s story is that much of the success of his company over the last 13 years, has been attributed to the work of virtual assistants in different parts of the world.
Michael will specifically be sharing:
- How he was able to save over 70% in labor costs and remain competitive in an industry with significant pressure on margins
- What outsourcing service he uses for getting top talent at a reasonable price.
- The biggest challenges that most entrepreneurs face with outsourcing and how to overcome them.
- How to make sure your project deadlines are met by VAs
- and so much more!
More listener questions on the show this week
Do I need a privacy statement?
The first question we take is on the topic of “privacy statements”. Specifically, “Do we still need one on our website.
Our quick answer is ….yes! Anytime you have a website that gathers personal information like email subscriptions or purchase information, you need a privacy statement. We offer other reasons, plus invite you to see ours as reference – http://bibpodcast.com/privacy-policy.
Which sound editing software?
Nicholas brings us a question on sound editing programs:
“Do you use audacity or a paid software to record and edit your audio podcast? I am thinking about switching from my paid for software, Roxio Sound Editor 2012, to audacity because I hear a lot of good things about audacity.”
For podcasting, Audacity is all you need for your audio editing. And the best part is it’s completely free! Plus there are a lot of tutorials on YouTube for helping you get up to speed with it.
I started out editing audio with Audacity back in the day, but have since switched to Adobe Audition. I’ll be explaining why.
Easy upload to Amazon S3?
Nicholas also brings us another question:
“An employee at Wishlist pro told me Amazon S3 is complicated and recommends using a service called EZS3. I know you promote Amazon S3, I was wondering what you thought about a service like EZS3 http://www.wpwl.info/go/ezs3 and if it is really a necessary expense. While I am not a programmer, I am not totally skill lacking in setting online things up.”
We’ll be offering one of our favorite recommendations for uploading videos to S3 – Easy Video Suite; and discussing why we’ve used this solution for many of our digital product videos.
Have a great weekend! 🙂