I’m on the road in Asia, so this episode has a special and unique quality all its own. Special thanks to the Concierge at the Sheraton in Hsinchu, Taiwan for bringing the show. I honestly have no idea what she said, but hopefully it’s close to correct.
In this episode, I give a shout-out to all the awesome listeners who have left a review in iTunes, my friend Shaun from TexasMountainBikeTrails.com, and a lonely listener in the country of Iceland that downloaded only one episode.
We cover many topics, including whether or not you really need an NDA when you outsource work for your internet business. Also, we take a look at a new site plan from a listener who is planing on moving to Costa Rica to teach English. Finally, we get up to speed on the latest Google announcement regarding Disavowing Links.
In This Show…
We talk about all kinds of stuff as usual.
Fun Times In Asia
I've having a great time in Asia. I this episode I talk about a great Dim Sum place that I like called Yum Cha in Singapore's China Town. We had my favorite Dim Sum there called Xiao Long Bao. This dish is a small dumpling with soup inside. The name means Small Dragon or something like that. If you eat it before the soup cools off, you probably will think that you have a dragon in your mouth.
- Shaun over at TexasMountainBikeTrails.com
- Loz over at http://www.thingsmykidsaskme.com
Do I Need An NDA When I Outsource?
If you need legal advice about NDA's, you should consult a lawyer. I am not a lawyer.
When I was cruising around the forums on Internet Business Mastery Academy site, I noticed (and answered) a question about how to outsource while still protecting your ideas. My answer is a little unconventional, so I decided to mention it in the podcast. Basically, I argue that execution is WAY more valuable than the idea itself, so you don't need to worry too much about idea theft in most cases. I also offer a couple of things you can do to minimize your risk when outsourcing.
Listener Feedback: Teaching In Costa Rica
I talk a lot about a listener that is planning to move to Costa Rica to teach English.
Google's Latest Update: Disavow Links
Finally, I talk about Google's latest “Disavow Links” tool. I conclude that you only need to worry about this if you have been notified that you have “unnatural links” in webmaster tools, and if you are unable to get them taken down. More on this topic next week.
For now, you can read Google's announcement on the official Webmaster Tools Blog.
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Episode 040 Transcript
It’s 4:00 in the morning and I’m still in Hsinchu, Taiwan and that was the concierge at the hotel that I’m staying at – big shout out to her. One of the great things about nice hotels is the concierge will almost always do anything for you, which is really cool. She spent some time trying to translate the podcast bumper into Mandarin for me so that I could speak it myself. There was no chance of that, so I just used her voice.
In any case, what she was supposed to say is “This is the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast with Mark Mason, building internet businesses one night at a time.” Hopefully she got pretty close. If you speak Mandarin, I’d love to know whether or not you thought that was right or not. A lot of my listeners are in Asia-Pacific, particular China and Taiwan, a two digit percentage of my listeners speak Mandarin. Shout out to you – if you’re a Mandarin speaker I really appreciate you and I hope that you enjoyed my attempt at honoring you with a Chinese-Mandarin podcast bumper. Maybe when I go through Hong Kong I’ll find someone who can do that in another dialect of Chinese.
I have a lot of stuff for you today. I’m about to get back on the airplane and head to Singapore. I’m looking forward to that, I really like Singapore. I had a great time here in Taiwan and Singapore is always fun as well. Lots of good food there. There’s a Dim Sum dumpling place that is awesome that we’re going to tomorrow night, so I’m fired up about that.
It’s about a four or five hour flight from Taiwan to Singapore if I’m remembering the itinerary right. It’s 4:00 in the morning and I have to leave the hotel at 6:00 to catch my flight. So…. today we have a couple of things.