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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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3 Most Common Reasons Why Hiring a VA Failed for Me or You

Have you tried to hire and work with a VA in the past only to have it fail? I have many times! Here are the main reasons that working with a virtual team member fails, at least from my experience.

Based on talking with other people I believe others have struggled with similar problems.

Many of my emails for my contest post had similar themes about why the VA didn’t work out. Here is the contest post (if you applied don’t worry the contest has not been awarded yet)

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One of my key goals for this year as I outline in my monthly income posts is to publish one article every week on this site.Continue reading