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ODESK.COM & VIRUTAL TEAMS
HOW TO GROW A TEAM  Hire Internally       Contractor           Outsource                 Virtual Team        Pros:        ...
HIRING A VIRTUAL TEAM ONLINE                 Odesk.com               Elance.com            Guru.com                    Ind...
= I’ve Used
MY EXPERIENCE: HIRING A TEAM FOR MY COMPANY     Web & Software Dev.                           Writing & Translation       ...
STEP 1: FINDING CONTRACTORS                              Post a Job
STEP 1: FINDING CONTRACTORS         Contractors Find You   You Find Contractors
STEP 2: CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR  Past Feedback       Skills    Rate   # of Hours    Test    Portfolio & Past                ...
STEP 3: MANAGING A TEAM               Email                  Skype     Screenshare (Skype or Join.me)
STEP 3: MANAGING A TEAM                          Odesk Tracking
TIPS AND LESSONS LEARNED    1. Knowledge is Key:        You have to understand subject matter, know what skills to look fo...
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OCJamaat-Building Virtual Teams

  1. 1. ODESK.COM & VIRUTAL TEAMS
  2. 2. HOW TO GROW A TEAM Hire Internally Contractor Outsource Virtual Team Pros: Pros: Pros: Pros: • Can train to • Quick to hire • Lost of new • Outside expertise specifications and let go outside expertise • Keep knowledge as long as • Keep knowledge • No taxes, they are on staff long term benefits • Pay as you go and much cheaper rate Cons: Cons: Cons: Pros: • Limited new • Knowledge • Knowledge • Hard to keep long term unless outside expertise doesn’t stay doesn’t stay you have continuous work • Expensive (US internally long internally long • Limited internal communication Market rate, term term Benefits, taxes, • Expensive hourly • Expensive etc.) rate
  3. 3. HIRING A VIRTUAL TEAM ONLINE Odesk.com Elance.com Guru.com Individual Contractors and ?? contractors from companies from all over the world all over the world. Focus: Focus: Focus: Unknown Contractors/Remote Team Companies/Outsourcing
  4. 4. = I’ve Used
  5. 5. MY EXPERIENCE: HIRING A TEAM FOR MY COMPANY Web & Software Dev. Writing & Translation Sales & Marketing1. Front End : I. R. - $10.50/hr 1. Arabic Help: J. B. - $10.00/hr 1. Google Analytics: A. S. - $22.22/hr2. Front End: R. T. - $7.00/hr 2. Google Adwords: H. B. - $22.22/hr3. Back End: A. A. - $22.22/hr 3. Website Contacting: N. M. - $3.33/hr4. Front End: E. P. - $22.22/hr Graphic Design 4. Sales Calling: K. H. – $17.78/hr5. Quality Assurance: R. M. - $8.33/hr6. Front End: V. K. - $17.78/hr 1. Graphic Designer: T. D. - $12.50/hr7. Back End: A. N. - $11.11/hr 2. Youtube Videos: M. N. - $11.00/hr Business Services8. Back End: A. A. - $22.22/hr 1. Excel Macros: P. S. - $22.22/hr
  6. 6. STEP 1: FINDING CONTRACTORS Post a Job
  7. 7. STEP 1: FINDING CONTRACTORS Contractors Find You You Find Contractors
  8. 8. STEP 2: CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR Past Feedback Skills Rate # of Hours Test Portfolio & Past Worked Scores Experience
  9. 9. STEP 3: MANAGING A TEAM Email Skype Screenshare (Skype or Join.me)
  10. 10. STEP 3: MANAGING A TEAM Odesk Tracking
  11. 11. TIPS AND LESSONS LEARNED 1. Knowledge is Key: You have to understand subject matter, know what skills to look for, what tests to look for, etc. More you put in, more you will get out. 2. Experienced (You Invite) vs. New (They Apply) Contractors: Good contractors are very busy so for long term work, sometimes better to go with new contractors 3. Hourly vs. Fixed Price: Hourly usually the way to go unless its very clear and measurable work. Usually scope always changes and hourly better results. 4. Adjust as you Learn and Experiment: Try to learn about the field from conversations with potential contractors, other job postings and existing contractors. Use leanings to hire better contractors. 5. Think of Virtual Team: Treat contractors like virtual team. The more you empower them the more you will get out of it.

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