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If you’re writing in Kindle eBook or you’re writing a paperback book, in this video, I’m going to share with you how to outsource it so that you can do it the smart and proper way.
When I look at outsourcing my book, I think of it like there are two significant ways.
Of course, when you’re writing a book, you have a ton of tasks that you ultimately have to do.
- the biggest is writing
- cover designs
- proofreading — which is the final draft kind of in the editing process
- the marketing part
There is a lot of stuff that you have to do. There are tons of things to do on your list, and writing is one of the biggest things.
If you’re running a business, you might have things for a blog, video creation — so there are many things on your list to do.
You just can’t do it all. You can’t do a hundred percent of it all and run and grow a business.
Having a team helps.
This is where writing comes into place — outsourcing your writing.
I look at it in two ways.
Hire one main guy or person
And they can do the writing for you.
This is great because you have one point of contact. You can give them your outline, and they can do it. So this is great.
The issue with that, of course, is what happens if they get into trouble?
If they get sick, something happens to them — then, all of a sudden becomes a huge, huge problem.
The other approach and the approach I like is
Hire multiple people
How does this work?
Let’s say you’re creating a twenty chapter book. Now, you could hire three, four, five, or seven people — I say three to five is a beautiful sweet spot.
Now, you have five people moving your book forward.
Because think of it, your book is a process.
One person can move it one chapter at a time. Now, you got five chapters moving at a time. It allows you to compress your time.
If typically your time horizon is this long to do the book — when you have multiple people doing it, instead of taking this long, it makes this much slack out of it. You got pretty much five times that going on. You’re able to complete that book way faster.
That’s one of the cool things about hiring multiple people.
Not to mention,
- This person might be great at storytelling;
- This person might be great at the technical stuff;
- This one might be great at analyzing, he’s analytical;
- This one is a little more let’s say tech-savvy
You didn’t know these things. These people are new to you.
If this person is good at tech, and this chapter was a tech chapter, you could switch some of these chapters around.
You might pay 15/20% a little bit more, but now the value of your book becomes that much better.
That’s the key and power.
Remember that when you do it in this way, if you’re not writing your book, there are a lot of people that do ghostwrite for me.
In one of my books right now, I haven’t had anybody do any of the writing for me. I have people that do a lot of the proofing, the editing for me, and help me out with the marketing — but I’ve done all the writing.
But when it comes to my freebies, if you go check out the freebies, I do have people that help me out with my freebies. Those PDFs are usually 10 to 25 pages long. They’re not like a full-fledged book, but I use the same concept. Because somebody gets sick, the project’s still moving forward. I can offload the work. It’s about managing your business.
If something happens and not to mention if you’re worried about copyright problems — this person only has a handful of chapters, this person has a handful of chapters — so it allows you to diversify that risk as well.
That’s the massive power behind this — hiring multiple people can spread your risk a little bit, move the project faster to get it done, and you have a little bit less risk.
That’s the approach I want you to start thinking about.
It is, of course, you could hire one person who’s an expert professional, but they may not have the story part behind things. They might not be technical or analytical. Everybody’s a little bit different. If you have a team, it moves your project a lot faster.
Think about this concept as you get further into your book projects or really anything that you do.
If you have multiple people that are pushing the project forward, it’s a win-win.
A win for all of these people, five people. A win for you because you get the project done faster, and you get things completed. And a win for your customers, as well. They get a high-quality product to read and digest as well.
That’s what I want you to think about. As you go on and create new projects, develop new things, start looking at it this way as far as evolution and growing your product to a higher level degree and approaching it in a smart move.