Outsourcing Experiment Part V

By Mark / September 7, 2009

The Outsourcing Project has been running a month and it’s now time to get rid of the providers who haven’t performed well and who aren’t pulling their weight. This can be difficult for some people to do but if you want to earn money then you have to get an efficient team in place.

My criteria for keeping people on is that their rate is reasonable and that they complete the tasks allotted within a reasonable time. People do have problems so as long as they tell me that work will be late I am prepared to overlook it a few times.

I have found that the best way of getting a good team together is to run the same ad every week and make sure people know you are adding to an existing team. This helps gives you credibility as who wants to work for someone who hires and fires people every week. They Also know that you are a serious buyer.

Each week I hire two or three people and if they are good I will keep them on, either way I always give them a few tasks to ensure that they are reliable.

My ultimate aim is to break the big team I have into smaller teams with reliable workers in each that I can specific assign projects to. I’ll try to explain that a bit better. Everyone I hire joins my main team. Here I assign them work for various existing sites. Back linking, article writing , creating graphics, article submission etc. They generally work on existing sites.

Once they have proved to me they are reliable for a month or so I’ll move them into a new team which will work on new and important projects. These teams are much smaller and have 1 or 2 people with specific skills. By doing this I can create teams with specific roles and control the costs better.

Better cost control means more profit.

Using the method above I know I  can create a small  reliable site building team with all the necessary skills to create and promote new blogs for around $64

Site Building $12
Content creation 5 articles $8
Initial Back linking 150 links $ 27
Article For Submission 15 articles $ $17

Once you start to get this level of cost control you can really start to use outsourcing to it’s Full potential. For example I ultimately want to have 3 or 4 specialist teams in place That can build and promotes sites.  Then all I need to do is to research and monetize the sites and ensure that they have they are profitable

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