Dave Hecker is here to help us successfully outsource development work so we can grow. He has written the book on outsourcing and now runs a matchmaking service that he calls “the eHarmony of outsourcing”. Dave understands all too well what most outsourcing projects fail and offers some great advice to make sure we are amongst the few who succeed.

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Show Notes

Some of the highlights of this episode include:
• WordPress is a gateway service
• We narrowed the scope and specialisation has been good for us
• Dave's number-one piece of advice to any entrepreneur

Elevation Round Answers
Here are the answers to the questions in our Elevation round. Watch the interview to get the full scoop.
1. Don't multitask and take breaks
2. Hire and fire lots of marketing consultants
3. Become a specialist – become the best at something
4. Write a proposal to attract the client – like a dating profile
5. Streak
6. The open face project approach
7. Make sure each project ends well
8. Do what others tell you you are good at

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Dave Hecker on his twitter at @sourceseek and http://www.sourceseek.com/contact/.

Suggested Guest

Dave Hecker suggested I interview Joe Pulizzi from the Content Marketing Institute. Joe, keep your eyes on your inbox.

Competition Hint

Hint: to enter the competition, leave a comment below and tell us the number one challenge you’ve got with outsourcing or the number one thing holding you back from actually doing it.


I am co-founder of WP Elevation and Video User Manuals. The reason I get out of bed every day is because I love helping WordPress consultants build a successful business. I do this through webinars, coaching, speaking, consulting and heading up the awesome community at WP Elevation.