After a couple months of trying to solve a productivity problem in one part of my team I have come to the realization that my “cheap” nature has cost me a lot of money recently!
The problem was with my domain finding team. The idea with my team set up is that I was to use lower cost labour(Philippines, Bangladesh VA’s with weaker English) to do the main leg work finding domain while my more expensive team member(18$/hr) would complete the final QC checks.
This strategy seemed to work well for awhile however the set up ran into two limitations…
- Number of domain they were able to find capped out at 200/month
- For “difficult” niches the turnaround time was longer than promised for customers.