Outsourcing Your Way To Bigger Business


I’m working with a Sweetie, and you can too! 🙂

This is a completely honest review of the service I use, and have used since it launched in December 2007. This is truly the BEST thing I’ve ever done for my business.

When building your online business and presence it takes alot of work to stand out. It takes time and dedication to work on your sites, have them perform properly, and draw new visitors.

My online journey started solely because I wanted to build something that didn’t keep me locked up inside a retail store for hours on end. That was my main goal, was to break free. If you’ve ever owned your own traditional physical retail business, you know exactly what I mean.

You are stuck to a contract that says, “You must be open during these times of the day, and if you’re not then you’re just out of luck… we will fine you.”

My kids were growing up before my eyes and I was not really living life, I was existing.

Before Alice Seba launched her Outsourcing Sweetie, I was building my business but did not have a specific formula I was using. I did daily what I felt was best for building my income and presence online.

But there’s one thing that stopped me. I’d get stuck on installing a code, or just plain caught up in everything that I had to do and get done that I couldn’t focus on the big picture, the big plan.

Getting back to running my own traditional business where I had 5 retail stores I think back to the many conversations I’ve had with business owners from all walks of life and in different locations. Over 12 years I got to know people even on a personal basis, we were friends.

We often would talk about our business in passing or we would visit each other in our stores to see what’s working for eachother. But I can tell you not once, did we ever discuss how to brand our business better, not once in 12 years did I EVER have that conversation.

The only time we discussed branding was when we were picking our store name, or when we were having a beautiful new sign created. That’s it.

Our focus was not on branding our business (which it should have been) but on how to get more customers, how to sell what’s hot, how to be more unique than our competitors. I guess yes, that does fall under “branding” but it never came out like… “So how will you build your brand today?” It was more of a side effect of what we were doing.

Fast forward to December 2007, yes I was making an income online. But my goal has always been to go over and above anything we ever made with 5 stores. If you imagine, we went from a 5 store income, down to nothing. That’s a pretty drastic change.

Getting back to Alice Seba. One day in Spring 2004 when I was working from home, I noticed an article in the local newspaper about a lady who was helping moms work from home. I thought to myself, “sure but how can you make a living without a traditional business?” It certainly peeked my interest and I knew I had to meet her.

I believed with my whole heart that Alice was the real deal, I knew she was making a full time income online, I just knew it. And I knew I had the smarts to do this too, I was going to create my online business and I dug my heels in.

Today as I type I have an incredible business that is growing by leaps and bounds. I have a happy husband, and children who get to see me every day, for years that just did not happen.

But what changed?

Secretly I wished that I could know exactly what kind of “system” Alice used which I knew she had one, and she started all this talk about outsourcing parts of your business. So I went ahead and started outsourcing, but came against a few roadblocks.

1) I had to train someone
2) I had to rely on someone to get the work done
3) I’d get stuck on something technical

But because I didn’t treat this “online gig” as a real business (remember I’ve been stuck in the traditional brick and mortar mindset), I didn’t treat it as such. I’d get sidetracked with my “real” business and think of my “online play toy” as something I’d get to when I learned how to fix whatever got me stuck.

I don’t know why I did this, call it a strange thing. I just believed it was something that would eventually do well. I truly did NOT treat it with the respect it deserved. I did not use the business sense that I had and apply it to my online business.

When Alice opened Outsourcing Sweetie, I’ll be honest. I was definitely making an income online, but nothing that would compare to my goal of owning the 5 retail stores. I joined to “try it out” and learn her “system” with full intentions of maybe staying for 1 or 2 months.

But well into my 1st month I knew that this was something that would need to run my online business. I swear I would be 50 steps behind right now if I didn’t use OS services. Seriously.

I can now focus on the big picture of my online business, I can focus on branding, I can focus on solutions, I can focus on moving forward while all the little and big tasks are being taken care of for me.

Even the entire transfer of this site over from Yaro was completely handled by the programmer inside OS.

Now I was thinking to myself for the last while here I am, making an incredible income (also largely due to this site), how can I help you? How can I help everyone here at Small Business Branding?

Ah Ha! I figured I’d offer you services too, I know this outsourcing gig pretty well now and I can help you build your business with my intricate knowledge of offline AND online business.

But guess what? I’ve been hesitating..

I hesitated because I know the WORK it takes to build an online business, now imagine if I try and take that over for you and everyone else here. Not a good plan. I will take my focus away from my own business and growing what I’m already doing.

The best way to serve you is to leave the outsourcing to the EXPERT staff inside OS. Plain and simple. There is no need for me to do this, I don’t have the time or the desire. So here I am, recommending to you what has helped me grow my business.

By not outsourcing you are limiting your own growth. I can highly recommend using Alice’s Outsourcing Sweetie. I know if you do this, you will thank me for it. 🙂

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Vera Raposo

Vera Raposo has been an entrepreneur since age 22, owning 5 retail store locations.
In 2007, she closed and sold all locations to pursue her online business.Now she's living out an entrepreneurs dream having successfully turned business into a venture that's completely online.

You can reach her at veraATclickcreateshare.com.

Comments

  1. I have to tell you I love Outsourcing Sweetie and it has improved my business more then I ever imagined.

  2. Hey Tricia, Yes OS does help for people who actually run a virtual assistance as well, I forget about that part of it.

  3. Vera,

    Retails does tie your foot to the store’s display 😀

    I agree that entrepreneurs are meant to be free – literally – by letting other people do things for you (I’ve written about this at my blog – “How to be a real entrepreneur”)

    I’ll have a look what Outsourcing Sweetie can do – 10 bux trial is a great offer 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your story, Vera.

    Cheers!

  4. Yes that’s a really great way of putting it. You’re tied to the floor. I think if you pursue something hard enough and don’t let go, things will turn around.

  5. Hey Vera, loved the blog on Outsourcing. It is truly an awesome way to increase your bottom line and ROI for those of us who have small companies

  6. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

  7. It’s amazing Alice Seba was able to show you the way. It’s exciting to go into business for yourself and you have to really try it out to find out what works, what doesn’t, etc. At TryBPO, we help young companies get their outsourcing dream started through cheap, overseas staff. Check us out when you get a chance.