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How To Outsource Work With Upwork – Free Up Your Time

Why Outsource with Upwork

outsource with upworkThere is an unseen world when it comes to any digital service. This includes SEO, graphic design, logo design, web design, web development, & much more. Almost every web company on the internet outsources at least some of their work. It’s a problem that comes with being small enough to not turn down any business opportunities and not profitable enough yet to hire additional staff members. Outsourcing can be looked at as the “dirty little secret” of digital services. You would be surprised at just how many of the digital services you have paid for involved situations where companies outsource with Upwork.

Upwork is a large freelancer site. Users can have two different types of accounts there: Freelancer or Client. I will give you my opinion on actually freelancing for Upwork, as I have done it. I don’t suggest it at all. The same reason why we will use it on the client side is the same reason why being a freelancer is not a good deal on Upwork. All of the clients want the most work done for least amount. As a reputable web or graphic designer, that makes for very difficult working conditions. As a freelancer, I found that the expectations of the clients were quite unreasonable. I was basically getting a full-time workload for what would amount to a minimum wage payment (or less). Just a warning: be careful as a freelancer on Upwork.

Outsourcing with Upwork as a Client

The client relationship with Upwork is much easier. If you read the above complaints about being a freelancer on Upwork, then please take that in consideration when you hire people. You are going to be hiring good workers who are diligent. However, it will be hard for them to ever get inside your head to understand what you actually want. Be lenient & communicate well with your freelancers and you will find many of them will go out of their way to try to please you.

As a Client, you can post jobs pretty easily. To see how to post a job, please watch our tutorial video above “Outsource with Upwork”. Once you do this, the key is to find the right candidates for your job. I will reiterate, the most important skill a freelancer will have is communication. Most of them will be able to technically perform what you need… if they understand it. Be very thorough in your vetting process to make sure that the freelancer you hire does, in fact, understand you and communicates well.

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Be leery of candidates who “over-communicate.” I know that may sound a little opposite of my earlier statement, but communicating well and over-communicating are not the same thing. You want to be able to give your freelancer a job with details included and trust them to complete the job. Of course, some clarification will most likely be necessary. However, if your freelancer is going to call, text, or Skype you 20 times about every task then you might want to consider doing the task yourself. The whole point of outsourcing is to pass the job along to someone else.

We hope this has been helpful for you. Thanks for reading!

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How To Make Money Buying Domain Names

Why Make Money Buying Domains

For this week’s Freedom Friday video, we look at how to make money buying domains. Before you head on over to GoDaddy to make a domain purchase, you may be wondering why this is a great way to make money. The answer is quite simple really. You can make an absolute killing reselling domains on the GoDaddy Premium Domain platform. We will show you exactly how to list your domain on the platform next week, but this week we really want to focus on just how much money is out there in this niche.

how to make money buying domains

Usually, here at the Online Business Realm, we try to temper expectations for our audience. We aren’t about teaching you how to become rich over night or how to create a fly-by-night scheme. However, when it comes to buying & selling domains, there is a LOT of potential income. Most premium domains resell for at least 1000% mark-up on them. I have seen some go for as much as $15,000 which would be a 10,000% mark-up. So you are probably wondering, “what’s the catch”?

Making Money Buying Domains Takes Patience

buy domains to make moneyThe catch to making money buying domains is that it requires much more patience than other methods. If you find a great domain you want to purchase then buy it before someone else jumps on it. There may be someone looking at the domain at the same time you are… but most likely that is not the case. What is much more likely is that you may hold on to some of the premium domains for years. Are you prepared to wait that long? Many people are not. That is exactly why this is such a great business to get into. Many people refuse to work within this niche because they simply lack the patience.

There is a method by which you can attempt to speed up the process. Once you find a premium domain and list it, you can try finding businesses that would be interested in the domain. After you find likely interested businesses, call them and try to speak to the person in charge of their advertising. Explain to them that you have a domain they may be interested in. What you may find is that most businesses with a name that closely matches the domain are not the most internet savvy people. This also leads you into an opportunity to not only influence them to buy the domain, but you may even be able to talk them into allowing you to build their website & do their SEO.

How to Find Good Domain Names

The secret to this method is to find actual domain names that people will want to purchase down the road. There are a few great ways to do this, but the most popular one is to search businesses within a city on Google. Scroll through all of the businesses listed on the Google Places portion of the search results. Look for businesses that have contact info, but lack a website. You would be surprised at just how many businesses in 2018 still do not have websites! When you find a business without a website, see if you can find a domain name that closely matches that business and buy it.

make money buying domains

Another method to try is to think about technology trends. For instance, if Apple is releasing a new version of the iPhone, look for domain names that would match it. Apple is a very popular brand and many people rush to get domains as soon as a new announcement is made. Think about how lucrative a domain such as would be right now? You could easily sell this domain on the GoDaddy Premium Domain platform (this was just an example as that domain is already taken).

Don’t forget to watch our video this week and tutorial next week! Thanks for watching!

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How to Make Money with Memes

Memes: More Than Just Humor

How to make money with memesOne of the most popular ways on the internet to get a quick laugh is through a meme. Memes are parts of internet culture that spread quickly. The idea is to take something that everyone (or everyone within a particular niche) can relate to in a humorous way. Many people learn how to make money with memes.

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How Going to a Football Game Freed Me From my 9-5 Job

Look Out For the Opportunity

Many people ask me how I got into online business & internet marketing. I think many people think I have some technical background in web design or formal training in internet marketing. If they only knew, my experience getting involved with internet marketing was really an accident. I discovered online marketing by looking for tickets for a football game. While I was not looking to get into the ticket sales industry, I was on the lookout for an opportunity that would help me support my family and free me from my 9-5 job at a local car wash.

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