November 28th, 2006
Once you work online for some time and get some results of your work you think – it is a good idea to hire some help; then I will be able to test more things, to start more websites, to try more techniques, to have more time to think over new ideas, to network online, etc.
I do not talk about full time office staff (I hope I will in the future). I mean freelance and remote helpers who get their tasks through e-mail and phone, plus occasional meetings in person. I do not hire any freelancers I can’t meet, get to know and talk to.
I have posted some articles on what I am doing:
As I try to improve the quality of my online projects I realize that it is getting harder and harder to hire the corresponding contractors. Or we can put it this way – it is getting more expensive to hire good professionals: it does not matter if we talk about copywriters, coders or online marketers. A few months ago I used to hire only University senior students. Now I feel that they do not cope with the tasks I want them to do.The only solution I see is to hire more experienced staff and to do it carefully – I do not want to get loss making projects as a result of my unwise innovations.
Summary: I see that it takes time to build relations with people and contractors, it takes time to filter those who do not fit me and my vision.
I admit I was sure that it is fast and easy to find ‘someone’ who has some basic knowledge in the area I need and train him or her to do what professionals do or what I want him to do. I was wrong. I think about the ways to motivate my best contractors, those who perform well for months now and show really god results and progress.
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