Make Money Selling Outsourced Services
For this one it’s easiest if I give you an example I’m thinking of launching next month.
Build and S.E.O optimise a website for people looking to convert 8mm home videos to DVD / USB.
Get it to number one in Google for various search terms, particularly the long tail stuff that is relatively easy.
Make the website insanely user friendly so the person has no questions, is not unclear about anything etc, and can thus submit their order online and pay then and there via PayPal.
Make sure you price your service at a premium as this will help you make a good profit after paying the out-sourcer, and well, if you have a clean, trustworthy, user friendly site you can demand a premium (just like with real world shops).
Now make sure you have the clear, simple order form displayed prominently on the website and a reliable payment gateway setup.
After the customer goes through the process, the payment goes to you and then all details put into the order form are sent to your outsourced video converter dude.
After payment the customer is redirected to a page that contains all the details they need next; where to post their videos to, when to expect them back etc. Once again we’re working hard now, to make sure that there is no confusion, no questions, and no need for customer service on an ongoing basis (systematisation baby!).
Converter guy gets the videos, does the conversion and posts them back to the customer. You confirm with the customer that they’re all happy and you pay the converter guy his share. Done.
You don’t touch anything and only once a week or month even, you need to settle up with the converter dude.
Think about how many real world service businesses you could do this for…scanning photos, printing business cards, etc.
It helps if the customer and outsourcer never need to meet/talk. And oh yeah, you might want to hire a VA to handle the admin/oversight/customer liaison/converter payment…then you are really 100% passive.