Kick in the Ass, Week 15

Not even six months to go before I cross the tape, but I'm feeling pretty good about my progress so far. I haven't hit my goal yet, but I'm creeping up on it!

This week has me again hitting the outsourcing theme pretty hard:

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  • My first hire finished her project late last week, and I've been going through the results now. Honestly, I could have probably gotten the info faster doing the processing myself because I know exactly what I'm looking for and how to go about getting it. But it is my least favorite step of this particular system, and waiting on the results from this part doesn't do anything like grind me to a halt anyway. Now that the info is here, I just plug it in and away I go. Certainly a good trade of time/effort for money to me!
  • My second hire, not quite the same story. He did start working on his test project last Monday, put in a couple hours, and then disappeared off the face of the earth. No replies to emails, no further work done, just gone. C'est la vie. Just have to figure out how to end his assignment on oDesk aka fire him. And probably just check in on my first hire, see if she is willing to process another batch for me!
  • While my projects were getting finished, I ran through the rest of the steps of this system to the tune of 160 landing pages all set to go waiting on my outsourced data. A little plug 'n play, and I should see some a fairly substantial boost in activity. Whether that turns into a fairly substantial boost in income remains to be seen, but I have a decent idea of what kind of results to expect... ;)

Anyway, going to keep the momentum going, so back to work!

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