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3 Key Positions Required For a Successful Team and Online Business

This post is to try and share what I have learned building multiple teams online and a recent review of my business teams revealed some of my failings (which I share below).

There is a common question I get about how do I manage to get so much done…. The fact is “I” don’t.

In reality within my business I don’t do many of the day to day tasks. The majority of my day is reviewing reports, weekly one on one meetings with my managers, writing these posts, talking with clients, strategy for clients and coming up with new business ideas is the majority of my non-email work week.

For every new project I look to setup a team, sometimes this isn’t possible and I do most of the activities myself (IE my initial FBA business). But for the most part the benefit I have seen from using a team has been huge and one of my key questions when evaluating new projects is who am I going to work with on that project.

This post is going to focus on how I go about building and setting up a team for a new project whether it is existing team members or new people I am partnering with.Continue reading

So What Do You Do Online? Plus How To Keep Control Of Multiple Projects

One of the questions I have gotten a lot lately is so what exactly is an “internet business”  or “what exactly do you do”?

Similarly a lot of my online friends ask me so how many projects do you have on the go and how do you manage them all?

With this post I hope to be able to answer both.

I will show exactly what I do with my online business and also all the different projects I am currently involved in…

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How to Manage a Project Manager Virtually – Business Scorecard Plus Weekly Meeting

I am often asked about how I manage my online businesses with the limited hours I have.  How do I have so many projects on the go ensuring each gets adequate attention?

The answer is by putting great people into project/business management positions and then managing them work continues and decisions are made even when I am not around.

This shorter post shows exactly how I manage one of the important positions in my business with 2 simple tools…

  1. A Weekly Meeting
  2. A Weekly Business Scorecard

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How to Hire a Quality Team for Cheap on oDesk in 2015

 

 

 

 

 

The reason I first started my online journey was when I discovered how incredibly efficient and fun building a  team and outsourcing could be.

Todays post from Sondra and David brings me back to what it was like discovering ODesk for the first time in 2007.

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57,831 hours later I have learned a few things but also forgotten what it is like to get started.

David and Sondra provide some great insights and this could be the most important article you read on this site if you are looking to get started with building a team and outsourcing!Continue reading

How Cheap Outsourcing Can Cost You More

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!

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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…

  1. Number of domain they were able to find capped out at 200/month
  2. For “difficult” niches the turnaround time was longer than promised for customers.

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