LAST EDITED ON Jan-30-08 AT 09:13 PM (PST)
Kurt has said it differently before - but the message is
the same: WORK must be done to build pages... to get
links and to orchestrate it all...
At first - implementation is: DOING IT YOURSELF.
Then, you move to level 2: Getting other people, or teams
going and managing them.
Level 3: You have managers handling these people
and you work with your managers.
Level 4: Your just an investors-advisor at this level.
You cash the checks and smoke big cigars (If you like
that kind of stuff).
Most people are STUCK at level 1. This means
that they are caught up in doing it all themselves.
That's great to start -- however as soon as a little bit
of money comes in- REINVEST.
First outsource the stuff you hate. Then your work
life's quality will go up 10X.
Then - outsource the rest of the grunt work (repeatable
tasks that can be easily trained and done by other people).
Be aware: you will need to TEST various people to find WINNERS.
Dependable A grade employees or companies that you can depend on.
Expect this to take a bit of time (using companies referred by people
you trust is a short-cut to that one).
Then - hire a MANAGER as soon as you can.
Let him/her work with the rest of your people.
You guide him/her by providing vision,
goals, leadership, a solid plan and passion.
Then "the rest" takes care of itself.
If you hired A-grade people - magic will happen.
Now implement that,