An important realization that quickly hits any online business owner is that there are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done by yourself. What’s more, there are some technical tasks involved with running a successful online business which sit outside your set of core competencies. To overcome these challenges you will have to start hiring people to help you manage and grow your Internet business. Here are the key things you need to know about finding and then hiring the right people for your business.
Hire From Global Job Marketplaces
One of the best places to start looking for people to hire is on the massive global job marketplaces such as oDesk.com, Elance.com and Guru.com. Here you can choose from hundreds of thousands of different freelancers from all across the world who are willing to work for you on a per-task or hourly basis. The key is to look for freelancers with good client feedback, excellent portfolios of work and competitive rates of pay that you can afford. Whether you need graphics design, customer support, content written or virtually any other task completed you will, without doubt, be able to find someone competent here.
Hiring A Full-Time Team Member
If you are seriously growing your online business then you may, at some point, want to consider hiring a full-time team member to work either virtually or from your office. This is a more difficult decision than hiring per-task or hourly from the global job marketplaces, however, it can be what it takes to get your business to the next level of profitability. Make sure the person you hire is already familiar with Internet Marketing to ensure you don’t have to train them completely from scratch and always run background checks and look for good references. If you are going to hire full-time under a virtual working agreement then you should consider looking into hiring from cost-effective locations like the Philippines or India. The level of English in these countries is often more than adequate and the work ethic second-to-none.
In summary, your two main options are to hire on a per-job and hourly basis or to hire a person to work full-time on your business. Both are good options that depend on what stage your business is at in terms of growth. Good luck with your hiring!