Kevin recently stumbled across one of those flip magazines on the Internet that had really valuable data, in particular a long list of contact information for an association whose members we would love to get in front of. Each listing had the company and a person of contact with their email address and phone number.
The problem was that it wasn’t in a format that is downloadable. We wanted to get the email addresses of all of the people in there and then target them on Facebook and talk directly to them. What that meant was that we needed the data but there were 73 pages with 30-40 different contacts on each page; there was a ton of information.
Erik ended up going to Upwork.com, a website where you can put out a project you need done and freelancers will bid on it. He offered to pay $50 for this data entry project which was an absolute score for the value of this data.
Think about some of the things that you really want to do but don’t have the time to do it. See if you can outsource it to a freelancer. If you offer a reasonable sum of money, there will likely be tons of people that are willing to do the work for you.