Where did it all start?
When my wife was seven months along with our third child (the baby girl in the photo), we went to the doctor so he could run some tests. He got the results and came in and said to my wife, "You have preeclampsia, and if you don't go on strict bed rest for the next three to five weeks, you're going to go into seizures. You'll lose this baby, and you could also die."
That was quite the shock!
At the time I was working full-time trying to run my own Internet business, and I remember thinking,
"What am I going to do? How am I going to deal with this? I'm not willing to lose our baby over money."
So when I got home I sent an e-mail to two of my guys in the Philippines. They had been working for me for about 18 months and I had trained them and I had confidence in them. In my message to them I wrote: "Your job is now going to have to change. Here's my situation: I can't work! I need you to do everything that I'm currently doing in my business - take care of my AdWords account, my website, my blog, our customer support, our software, the bugs, the forums and comments, all the marketing we're doing, and the articles and videos." It was essentially all the things I was dealing with in my business, which I told them that I needed them to take care of.
During the next three weeks I worked a total of one hour in my business. Then the baby came and for the next two months I was able to devote myself to my wife and family, while I worked only one hour per week in my business. I was able to do this because I had replaced myself in my business with my Filipino employees, and it was such an amazing experience. Before this experience, I hadn't realized how good the Filipinos are, but during that time I learned that I had been under-utilizing them. I finally understood how much they could do for me.
Living the Life
I also learned about "living the lifestyle." The reason I began my Internet business was not so that I could have a big job, but so that I could work less and still make good money. Through this experience I figured out how to do it - by getting other people to do my work for me.
Believe it or not, I made about $800,000 during those three months. Of course I had already set up my business to run pretty well, and it would have made money regardless, but what really advanced things for me, then and since, was the work of my Filipino employees. Because of them, my business didn't fall apart when I wasn't there, but actually continued to thrive.
One of the most amazing things about all of this is that at the time I was paying each of these guys $250 U.S. dollars per month, for full-time work! (And it was a good living for them!) They enjoyed working for me and of course I was more than happy to employ them.
Just like I learned that my business would still be profitable without my hovering presence - in fact profits increased - you can experience the same thing. And the OutsourcingSuite makes it one hundred times easier and paves a pathway to success for you. All you have to do is try it! It will change your life.