*Fully Updated for 2020*
Once upon a time I juggled many balls in the air growing my online publishing business (a fancy term for my niche site business). As sites' traffic and profits grew I knew that in order to fuel that growth I needed 2 things:
=> Systems; and
=> Help from other people.
I hired my first VA and outsourced my first batch of content knowing nothing. It helped but I quickly learned that delegating REQUIRED systems. Without systems, I would never be free of my sites.
I spent the next couple of years hiring more people, outsourcing more content but most importantly honing my systems and workflow so that quality improved and output increased.
My systems include the following:
=> Tracking processes,
=> Organizational structure (defined roles),
=> Fast training methods,
=> Proven hiring processes,
=> Clear employee expectations, and
=> Checklists and templates,
Over time I set up all of the above, tweaked it over time and now have entire systems in place that run my workflow without me. More importantly, it's enabled me to grow my niche site business fairly quickly.
Here's a screenshot of ad revenue earned over a 30 day period:
**NOTE: The annual renewal price is ONLY $20. One month before renewal I will email you a coupon to renew for ONLY $20**
What on earth does that leave me to do?
Sure, I could save a few bucks each month and do much of the system myself, but by delegating and letting my workflow system do its thing frees me up to test and try out new traffic sources and monetization opportunities.
IMO, testing is a very important part of growing an online business because new technologies, traffic sources, methods, monetization opportunities crop up almost weekly.
Merely adding $5 RPM or increasing traffic 10% will nearly cover the cost of my entire team. If I achieve that a couple times over the course of a year, my tinkering efforts more than pay off. Moreover, I love the creativity involved in coming up and deploying new ideas.
But that's not the real reason you NEED to set up systems and a team as your business grows.
The real reason is you don't have a business unless it runs with little or no involvement without you. Instead, you have a job. That's not necessarily bad if you like the work and that's your aspiration, but if you want to build a large online publishing business, you need to plan, establish and build systems that run your output.
Here's what you get access to (extensive curriculum)
- My Workflow Process
- New and Existing Content Workflow: From Writer to Published (16:30)
- Detailed Breakdown of Roles and Tasks
- The MOST important outsourcing role (do this FIRST)
- Outreach Template for Image Permission
- Setting Up Systems (KEY INGREDIENT)
- Creating a VA Manager Position
- My Working Requirements
- Spreadsheet Template & Project Management Software Set Up (IMPORTANT) (5:21)
- Incorporating Existing Content Into Spreadsheet
- Content Sources
- My Graphic Services Experience
- How to find experts to write superior content (16:45)
- How to get unique "Just for Your Site" Photos of almost anything
- How to improve outsourced content quality (without paying more)
- How to cut your outsourced article cost down by 33%
- Read this First
- Review Articles
- Vs. Articles (Comparison)
- Best-Of Articles
- Top 10 (or 20, 25, 50, 100 etc.) Article
- How-To Article (Tutorial)
- Q & A Articles
- Buying Guides
- About Articles
- Checklist Articles
- Op-Ed (Opinion Pieces)
- Case Studies
- Top Resources
- Expert Roundups
- Timeline Articles
- Social Media Roundups
- Infographic Chop-Ups
- Common Myths
- Mistakes to Avoid
- Glossary of Terms
Hi, I’m Jon Dykstra
I've been publishing profitable niche sites full time for several years. My blogs and niche sites attract over 1 million monthly visitors.
My ultimate aim with any niche site is to get them to passively earn income by growing them and training a small team to take them over.
I have insights into many facets of this business because of my fleet of websites in different niches.
I actually do this this stuff for a living.