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Gil Megidish @alphageeks, "making it solo"


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Gil Megidish in an amazing personal presentation, talks about the choice to be a free spirit, develop products on his own and have no boss but himself.

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Gil Megidish @alphageeks, "making it solo"

  2. 2. Gil Megidish
  3. 3. I
  4. 5. As Seen On And 20,000+ Other Links
  5. 6. Data Porn :Seesh!:
  6. 7. How it all happened for me
  7. 10. I
  9. 12. Define Your Success <ul><li>Gain the respect of my friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Calling my own shots and no boss </li></ul><ul><li>Financial independence </li></ul><ul><li>Free to develop my hobbies, see the world and do what makes me feel good! </li></ul>
  10. 14. Motivation: Optimize For Happiness
  11. 15. The Challenges <ul><li>Getting money in the bank </li></ul><ul><li>Because your life is not a routine, you have ups and downs all the time </li></ul><ul><li>It’s yours, and it’s personal </li></ul><ul><li>Managing yourself with a huge to-do list </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing on what matters </li></ul><ul><li>Managing everything by yourself </li></ul>
  12. 16. It really means you’re wearing many hats <ul><li>Visionary </li></ul><ul><li>Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>SEO </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources (Hiring) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshopper </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Writer </li></ul><ul><li>I.T. </li></ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Accountant </li></ul>
  13. 17. It really means you’re wearing many hats <ul><li>Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>SEO </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources (Hiring) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshopper </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Writer </li></ul><ul><li>I.T. </li></ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Effect Research </li></ul><ul><li>Website Optimizer </li></ul><ul><li>Adsense Optimizer </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Inventory Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer (not really!) </li></ul><ul><li>Accountant </li></ul><ul><li>Copywriter </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media (& Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Monetization & Affiliation </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Web Designer </li></ul><ul><li>QA </li></ul>
  14. 18. It Doesn’t Scale!
  15. 19. Outsourcing Subcontracting a service such as product design or manufacturing, to a third-party company
  16. 20. Myth?
  17. 21. You Already Outsource!
  18. 22. What Do I Outsource? TRANSLATION PHOTOSHOP VA
  19. 23. 5 Tips For Successful Outsourcing <ul><li>Plan wisely what you outsource </li></ul><ul><li>Start with the end in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Ask freelancer to explain back </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships (at least pretend to) </li></ul><ul><li>Start *tonight* </li></ul>
  20. 24. Where To Start?
  21. 25. Best People Are Outside
  22. 26. Offline Resources
  23. 27. Online Resources (shameless plug)
  24. 28. And If I Could Give You Just One Advice..
  25. 29. Enjoy The Journey
  26. 31. Stalk me! Gil Megidish @gawd0r on Twitter gawd0r on (almost) all networks [email_address]