Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
BlogWorld & New Media Expo Virtual Hires – Rosemary Zalewski www.VirtualHires.com October 17, 2009
Agenda <ul><li>The Challenges of Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Workload </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul></...
The Ups and Downs… <ul><li>Blogging  </li></ul><ul><li>Is My Passion! </li></ul><ul><li>My Blog Is Making Me Money! </li><...
Tasks Bloggers May Do <ul><li>Conducting Keyword Research </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Content </li></ul><ul><li>Pinging <...
Managing the Workload <ul><li>Do It Yourself  Bootstrapping </li></ul><ul><li>Find a Partner / Partners </li></ul><ul><li>...
Business Challenges in Hiring Staff… <ul><li>Lack of Availability of Hires </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Quality of Hires </li...
Benefits of Outsourced Staffing Services … <ul><li>Reduced Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Work </li></ul><ul><li>Work...
Why the Philippines? <ul><li>Quality and Reliability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Su...
Top 5 Outsourcing Tips <ul><li>1. Determine Your Needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a Job Description </li></ul></ul><ul><...
How To Choose An Outsourcing Provider <ul><li>Determine Your Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing Traffic, Buil...
Contact Us <ul><li>www.VirtualHires.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: rosemary.zalewski </li>...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Virtual Hires Blog World Expo Presentation on Outsourcing

1,195 views

Published on

Tips on managing workload for online businesses, with an emphasis on using outsourcing. List the benefits of outsourcing, provides tips on choosing an outsourcing service, and offers tips on managing outsourced employees.

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Virtual Hires Blog World Expo Presentation on Outsourcing

  1. 1. BlogWorld & New Media Expo Virtual Hires – Rosemary Zalewski www.VirtualHires.com October 17, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The Challenges of Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Workload </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How To Choose A Provider </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Ups and Downs… <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Is My Passion! </li></ul><ul><li>My Blog Is Making Me Money! </li></ul>I Need Help! I’m on a Budget!
  4. 4. Tasks Bloggers May Do <ul><li>Conducting Keyword Research </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Content </li></ul><ul><li>Pinging </li></ul><ul><li>Building Backlinks </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Twitter Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Updating Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Updating Linked In </li></ul><ul><li>Doing Competitive Research </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Writing & Submitting Press Releases </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Link Exchange Requests </li></ul><ul><li>Article Submissions </li></ul><ul><li>Directory Submissions </li></ul><ul><li>Forum Posting </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Commenting </li></ul><ul><li>Building Community </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Squidoo Lenses </li></ul><ul><li>Doing Industry Research </li></ul><ul><li>Launching Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Designing </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Mobile Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Creating RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Installing Plug Ins </li></ul><ul><li>Editing Rewritten Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Distributing Meeting Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Video Submissions </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing Articles </li></ul>Yikes!
  5. 5. Managing the Workload <ul><li>Do It Yourself Bootstrapping </li></ul><ul><li>Find a Partner / Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Someone to Help You </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interns, High School Students, Retirees, Recent Grads, Freelancers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outsource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Freelance or Service Provider </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Business Challenges in Hiring Staff… <ul><li>Lack of Availability of Hires </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Quality of Hires </li></ul><ul><li>No Time to Train </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Continuity with Hires </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of Outsourced Staffing Services … <ul><li>Reduced Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Work </li></ul><ul><li>Work Done Round-the-Clock </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting Done for You – Saves Time </li></ul><ul><li>HR Functions Done for You </li></ul><ul><li>Trained Staff </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why the Philippines? <ul><li>Quality and Reliability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Support Touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence in the Practice of Professions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural fit with the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Government Support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competitive Advantage – Quality Human Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>380,000 university graduates yearly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>94.6% Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70% Fluency in English </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Location and Living Standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitable Lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s There? </li></ul><ul><li>Convergys, People Support, Sitel, HSBC, Citibank, Shell, Deutsche Bank, Dell, AOL, JPMorgan, Chevron, AIG, Manulife Financial, Accenture, Microsoft, HP, SVI, Jupiter Systems, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Intel, Safeway, Dupont, RR Donnelley, Proctor & Gamble, etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Top 5 Outsourcing Tips <ul><li>1. Determine Your Needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a Job Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Tasks or Processes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Find the Right Person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide An Orientation Session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce Tasks Gradually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on a Schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Daily, then Weekly Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Be Realistic --- Outsourcing is a NOT a Magic Bullet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will need to MANAGE the process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5. Keep the Keys to the Castle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control Passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control Access Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide which competitive information is most important to you </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How To Choose An Outsourcing Provider <ul><li>Determine Your Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing Traffic, Building Community, Developing Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Decide What is Most Important to You </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interview Providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Are Your Terms of Service? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is There A Contract? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do You Offer a Trial or a Sample? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do You Offer a Money Back Guarantee? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do You Have References? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Contact Us <ul><li>www.VirtualHires.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: rosemary.zalewski </li></ul><ul><li>1-877-241-2488 </li></ul><ul><li>See Samples at http://www.musicstack.com/articles/ </li></ul>

×