I've Read UNSCRIPTED
- Jul 25, 2007
First of all thanks for doing this.
I would like to ask you what you think about outsourcing especially when starting out?
You said that you improve your products yourself and let your manufacturer produce it.
Do you hire a designer or do you make the drawing yourself?
Do you let someone else do the CAD animation if necessary?
Do you hire web developers and graphic designers to build your ecommerce stores (or do you use a shopsystem with template or program yourself)?
Do you take product photos yourself or do you hire professional photographers?
My situation is like this: I am just starting out and dont have that much money to invest (I invest everything I got).
I could hire a professional photographer now to make my product photos or I could invest in equipment and learn photo skills and do it myself.
Wouldnt be that expensive because tutorials/guides are free at the internet and I can borrow a high quality cam from a friend and so on.
I am just wondering what you think about that? Better to learn a skill you need for your ecommerce business or hire a professional who does it for you?
Thanks in advance.
I still do everything myself. So I draw stuff on paper, hire a fiver guy to make it look nicer. I haven't had to do any CAD animation. I build all my own ecommerce stores, I buy templates and modify them.
I take all the photos myself. Back in 2010 I knew nothing about photography. I took a few courses and now I have a full studio at the warehouse. As you can probably tell, I am a hands on person. I do all my own photo editing. The only thing I outsource are logos because I am not that creative.
I don't mind learning skills. I know people here like to outsource because time is money, but you can ask me about any aspects of my business and I know it inside and out.
Oh, the other things I outsource are payroll, taxes and importing stuff. I know nothing about customs and duties and ISFs.