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4 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your Blog Creation Needs

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Most of you will be reading this article today because your goal is to make (more) online passive income.

You’ll also be aware that banner advertisements, PPC ads and affiliate marketing are all ways to do this.

However, like many people who want to make money online, you may suffer from a lack of “technical know-how”.

Having said that, you can’t change the fact that you’ll need a blog to make money from blogging.

If you don’t know how to set up a blog, you have 3 options:

  • Just sign up for a free one
  • Attempt to learn the trade
  • Outsource

Judging from the title of this article, you already know which solution I’m leaning towards, but why should you outsource over the other two options?

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Reason #1: Using a free blog means you have no ownership & very little control

Using free blogging services like WordPress.com, Tumblr, Typepad and Posterous are the cheapest and fastest ways to start blogging.

They’re also the best option for you IF your blogging objectives are purely recreational (i.e. not to make money).

Yes you can make some money blogging if you use these free platforms. But if your main objective is to make money by blogging, then why would you publish your content in a place that you have little or no control over and that you do not own?

I will now translate the repercussions of this situtation.

Publishing your content in a domain that you do NOT own means:

  • The domain owner can turn off your blog if they want to. This is what happened to all those poor “Blogger” users. They can also dictate what advertisements will appear on it and how much share you get from those ads (if any).??The domain owner can dictate what you can and cannot do in your blog. They can limit the space you consume, what topics you are allowed to write about, how much traffic you get on a monthly basis etc.
  • If the blog becomes profitable and you eventually want to sell it, you won’t be able to because it’s not yours.
  • If for some reason the blogging service goes bust – that’s the end of your blog. Do you really want to put the fate of your business in someone else’s hands?
  • All that SEO you’re building? You’re using it to strengthen someone else’s site, not yours.??If you’re going to create some SEO power why not start today and do it for your own domain?

Reason # 2: Learning how to set up a self-hosted blog can take a lot of time

You’ve got the time but not the money, so now you’re thinking maybe you should just learn how to build your own blog.

Good luck with that!

To learn how to set up a blog properly, you’ll need to study WordPress set up guides, and depending on what theme you choose (most free ones don’t really give you much flexibility or power) then you’ll have to go through their documentation.
Then there’s trial and error, HTML and CSS tricks to achieve the look and feel you want, proper configuration of plugins and widgets…

Oh, and I almost forgot. If you want to sell a product or service you’ll need to figure out how to best integrate a payment platform on your site.

Do you really think you have the time, the patience and the persistence to do these things?

Besides, in order to learn these skills you’ll most probably need to buy access to professional technical tutorials anyway. Why not just take a shortcut and use that money to pay a web designer instead?

Reason # 3: As an entrepreneur, your main job is to market, sell and make money – not learn how to do technical skills.

If you insist on learning all the technical skills needed to set up your own blog, by the time you are finished building your site, you would have already lost a great deal of time; time that you could have spent actually making money, which is what you need to be focused on in the first place!

The main and most important skill you need to develop as an entrepreneur is marketing and making money because that’s what will keep your business afloat. Don’t lose perspective – keep your eye on the ball.

Reason #4: Outsourcing your blog creation means you could be up and running, ready to publish and start making money within a few days.

Outsourcing your blog creation means you won’t have to deal with technical issues. You could just have it all set up whilst you focus on building your content and network.

On the other hand, outsourcing your blog creation is not without its dangers.

Maybe you’ve already tried to outsource tasks in the past but it ended in frustration, tears and regret.

Sadly, it’s a common story.

The reality is that nowadays, when you want a website, you’ll have to find a highly skilled, trustworthy, reliable, communicative and efficient website developer who totally gets what needs to be done, so that you can reach your objectives (making money online).

You need to find someone who will build you a high-quality website that’s within your budget.

Well I’m telling you now – finding a web designer – is about as easy as walking on a tightrope – while doing a handstand!
Reliable, Fast and Affordable Website Designers Are Hard to Come By

If you want to hire a cheap web designer to set up your blog for you, you will have to:

  • Find one that speaks good english and understands you
  • Make sure they do what you ask them to
  • Find someone that understands internet marketing spiel and tools
  • Make sure they deliver in the shortest time possible, but with the highest-quality output possible
  • Make sure they don’t spend way too much time on your project so you don’t get whacked with a huge bill by the end of the project

And that’s assuming that they are actually as skillful as they say they are, not some con artist who has jaw-dropping websites on their portfolio that they didn’t actually do! (Michael and myself have both been the unfortunate victims of this kind of fraud already)

Listen…

One of the reasons why most designers charge thousands of dollars for making custom blogs is because most of the time, the job ends up being very design-intensive. And design can take a lot of time and skill to get the finished product right.

There’s good news though. In order to make money online, all you really need for your new blog or website is something that:

  • Easily allows you to add, edit and delete content
  • Looks credible and connects with your target audience
  • Is optimized for search engines
  • Is monetized (makes you money)
  • Generates leads for your business by building your list on autopilot
  • Can be viewed easily on popular mobile devices such as the iPhone & iPad
  • Is configured to backup automatically, provide spam protection, etc.

That’s it.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t invest in a well-designed blog. That’s not my point at all.
My point is that you can make a substantial passive income online with just a simple website – you don’t need something that will take months to build and has all the bells & whistles, complex functionalities and effects! They’re nice-to-have, but they’re by no means essential.

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  • David Bograd

    Hi Michael!
    I like the post.
    I have a comment though. “As an entrepreneur, your main job is to market, sell and make money – not learn how to do technical skills.” Sometimes it can be VERY usefull to, at least have some technical skills.

    What’s up with the site these days? Recreating? Look cool so far!

    Cheers
    David Bograd

    • Michael Dunlop

      Hey David,

      Wait till next week, we doing some nice new graphics for the blog. I’m always working hard on keeping ahead of everyone else.

      Let me know if you have any recommendations on how to make it look more “cool” 😀

      Michael

      • Jou Thiek

        New graphics? Sounds fantastic. Your blog already looks ‘cool’ as it is btw.

        I normally design my sites myself as I know a good deal of web designing being an engineer. But if you don’t have enough skills, I’d agree with you – one has to outsource. Those ‘how-to-install-this-theme’ documentations wouldn’t do. A good deal of what people think of your blog depends on the design of your site.

      • David Bograd

        Bring back the old logo! 😛

        • Michael Dunlop

          David, the current one is the old old one, from two years ago. I felt it was cleaner, there is a reason for everything I do 😉

          Results coming soon.

          Michael

    • http://blogcreationdomination.com Clement Yeung

      Hey David, thanks for the input.

      Although I think it’s very good to know a little about the work you outsource, I do believe it’s more important to leverage the resources of others as much as you can, so that you can make the fastest progress with your business!

      Clément

  • http://www.richerornot.com Fazal Mayar

    Micheal, great post. It took me a lot of time to figure out wordpress and all of the stuff that is involved with blogging. I wish I started earlier but it’s never too late! Good work!

  • Onibalusi Bamidele

    This post is really so awesome I actually thought Michael wrote it. It shows you really know what you’re doing.

    I love your point about the blogger blogs being deleted and I’ve read a lot of stories about that including people with successful blogs making them hundreds of dollars a day only to be shut down without notice. But now, with my own blog on my own dedicated server i think I know what it means to really have control. It really isn’t good to be selfish to your business, spend so that you won’t spend!

    Awesome post and have a great day!

    -Onibalusi

    • http://blogcreationdomination.com Clement Yeung

      Awesome input Onibalusi :)

      I really like your quote “spend so that you won’t spend!” A lot of people don’t yet fully understand this bit of wisdom OR they aren’t ready to let go.

      Clément

  • http://www.ericdgreene.com Eric D. Greene

    Hi, I’m a web developer and am familiar with WordPress and setting up blogs and websites and all this. I’m also good with css, jquery and all the languages needed to get up and running. Yet, I *still* feel swamped sometimes doing all this work for my blogs. It is nice to be able to tweak my design where I need it but the point I’m making is – outsourcing is still something I am considering, and that’s even though I have the technical skills! I’d rather be able to focus my time on content creation, research, and social media. Seems to be a much better use of my time!

    • http://blogcreationdomination.com Clement Yeung

      Hi Eric,

      I know how it feels to not be able to do what you know is right because you have other obligations.

      It’s such a great feeling to be able to get other people to do the stuff you:

      A) don’t have time for
      B) don’t want to do!

      Have a great day :)

      Clément

  • Sunil

    Thanks for the info may use in the future.

  • Jia Jun

    Indeed, stay focus and we can achieve much more.
    Learn to outsource and we could gain more in return. 😀

  • http://stephenmurphey.com Stephen Murphey

    Great post, it really illustrates the need for entrepreneurs to focus on the skills they excel at and let others handle the rest. This could be through outsourcing or creating partnerships. The last few months I’ve outsourced some work myself and wrote up a post to help others find the best talent and manage the process. I hope you find it interesting.

    You can check it out here: http://stephenmurphey.com/2011/03/15/outsource-like-a-pro/

  • Business Strategies with John Komatsoulis

    Awesome post Michael, I’ve got no design skills and I would never have been successful if I didn’t outsource.

    I would love to share this post, how come you don’t have any share widgets for Twitter or Facebook?

    • Michael Dunlop

      Hello John,

      Based on the amount of extra traffic a Twitter or Facebook button sends me, versus the draw back of how it looks and distraction to other readers, I decided not to use them.

      Glad you enjoyed the post,

      Michael

      • Business Strategies with John Komatsoulis

        I agree with you 100% Michael.

        I don’t like the cluttered look of buttons either, this is why I use a plug-in called Sidebar Share for my blog. The buttons scroll on the side of the article and can not be seen on the home page. You can set it to appear on the actual article page only. Thus giving you a clean look and still giving you the social power.

  • Kevin

    Hey guys, could you please send me some links to sites you have built or show me a portfolio? I could use your service for some of my clients if this works out. Also, do you offer affiliate and/or referral rates for your partners? Please let me know. Cheers!

    • http://blogcreationdomination.com Clement Yeung

      Hey Kevin,

      If you visit http://blogcreationdomination.com you’ll be able to click on “samples” in the table, or there are a few examples on the Features page that you can also visit.

      The affiliate network is being implemented very soon. We’ll keep you posted!

      Clément

  • http://goldecoins.com Monika

    There is no way I could have accomplished all I have done with my group blog. It would never be at the place where it is today without outsourcing. I am not a jack of all trades and neither are you.

  • http://goldecoins.com Monika

    “Spend so you wont spend” is brilliant.

  • Jerry

    As a newbie it’s much easier to hire the expert vs. spending time. Time is money-time that you can spend on other things. My question is why not ues FB or Twitter here? Michael, you yourself have written about the advantages of Tweet Adder right here on your own blog.

  • http://www.ridzuanrichie.com Richie

    nice sharing michael.. have learn a lot from this blogpost

  • KHALID

    Sound Great but can you customized arabic website ??

    • http://blogcreationdomination.com Clement Yeung

      Hey Khalid, currently we don’t offer to customize already-existing websites.

      Thanks,

      Clement

  • Mehdi

    Can Blog Creation Domination do the job in French ?? Or do you have any contacts of a “Reliable, Fast and Affordable Website FRENCH Designer” ? It is laready hard to find an affordable one, let alone a French one…but this is the market I want to go in…any help ?

    • http://blogcreationdomination.com Clement Yeung

      Hi Mehdi,

      We don’t have a french sales page or marketing materials (yet). We’ll see how the english version goes and then think about opening it up to other languages.

      If however, you’re wondering if the blogs can support a french language then yes, there’s absolutely no reason why you wouldn’t be able to purchase a blog from us and not use it in a french business.

      Thanks for the interest my friend :)

      Clement

  • http://www.zptsotetsi.com ZPTsotetsi

    What you talking about is the truth, nothing but the truth. One of the biggest reason why Bloggers, Business owners, entrepreneurs takes then long time to succeed and enjoy the reward of their business is that they want to do everything for themselves and afraid of outsourcing. and that takes to much of their time… You cannot be a one man show when it cames to running your business…

  • http://www.goatindia.com Rohit

    Nice Article for bloggers. Who want to earn money but still you need basic knowledge. Rohit Rathore

  • Nicole

    Great post you have here Clement… You have some very strong points here! It was a very good read and a great source of information… Thanks for sharing…

    • http://blogcreationdomination.com Clement

      Thanks a lot Nicole, your comment is much appreciated!

  • Ashish Patel

    Great post mate :) i agree with you that outsourcing is profitable.

    • http://blogcreationdomination.com Clement

      Thanks Ashish :)

  • John | The Techie Affiliate

    Very true, if you are serious about making money online. You so have to control it yourself. Thanks for the great post.

  • http://knowledgeconcepts.us John @ Affiliate Training

    Without outsourcing it is almost impossible to make any money, but it takes money to outsource.

    Best advice I have heard is get to where you are making $ 400/month and then outsource. Another piece of sage advice is this “If it takes more than 15 minutes to figure out and do something, outsource it.” With sites like vworker where you can get things done quickly and cheaply, why waste your marketing time?

  • George Tee

    Nice post michael, I agree that you have to create your self hosted blog so that you can make the most of it and earn money. You have to pay for hosting your website but it was all worth it.

  • Nicole

    Great post Michael… Really strong points you have here and I totally agree with you… Love to try this sometime… Thanks for sharing…

  • http://www.pianolessongirl.net Dakota

    Hey Michael,

    The youngsters are coming. I am inspired by your story. My parents are making me learn as much as possible without outsourcing, for future considerations. Thanks for the info you provide here for FREE!
    I look to the outsource method in the near future, but first things first.
    Thanks,
    Dakota

  • Tunde

    Hi Michael,
    Just concluded your 7-day training and it was great! Keep up the good work. You just sent a mail answering questions you were asked and in it, you mentioned outsourcing research for your blog posts. Please can you be more specific on the services or companies who carry out researches for you and how they can be reached? Thanks as usual.

  • Patrick

    Hi Michael, or BCD Team,

    do you guys know when your View Samples link for the Newbie and Dominator Package will be working, I have been checking back for days and days now, and it seems to not work.

    Also when will your ” See Full List of your Blog’s Money-Making Features” Button work, everytime I try that one it sends me to a Host Gator: Sorry your page is not there anymore Site?!?

    I am a big fan of your service and will purchase one of your packages soon, I just can’t wait to see the links above and wanted to ask you guys directly.

    Greetings

    Patrick

  • http://www.qualitarq.com Matias

    Hi MIchael,

    Your sales pages of blog creation domination it’s a very cool and fantastic page.
    I have a question for you. I buyed optimizepress lasts months and it’s posible make a comparasion table for sale similar as your sale page or nedd I a sdpacial plugin?
    Best regards and good job

    Matias

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