Business Maneger?

by Hanuka 14 replies
Peoplez, I need yar help!
I'm gonna leave to army in about a year or so and my access to the internet
will be very limited, and if lets say I'll have a successful business
up and running by that time it'll probably crash if I'll only be able to manege
it once in 2 weeks!

Here's my question: (well, serval)
Can I hire a business maneger in eLance or wherever to manege my biz?
How do I pick a good one and not a scammer that will steal funds from me
while I'm gone?
Can he also develop the site(manege my backlink getting people,
think of more ideas to expand my site) and not only maintain it?

And if lets say I be having an eCommerce store, if I'll teach him how to post new
items, can he do it?

Aww, and what do they charge(on average)? is it in % or solid cash?
And will he give me a report of everything that heppened while I was gone?

thanks,
tony
#main internet marketing discussion forum #business #maneger
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  • Profile picture of the author Hanuka
    anyone??
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
      I'd say that's a tall order for a freelancer.

      It sounds like you need a fully-fledged business partner - someone who has the motivation to drive the business forward, not just to pick up a monthly check.

      You would have agreements in place so that both partners knew their duties and responsibilities upfront.

      Just common business practice.

      Cheers,

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      • Profile picture of the author Devan Koshal
        personally i wouldn't trust anyone with something like that...unless we where related.

        in theory if your selling ebooks the whole business is automated. so you should really have a big issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author pwebbiz
    Can I hire a business maneger in eLance or wherever to manege my biz?

    Depends on what your business entails - but for the very most part the answer is YES. I did, and it's going great. She interacts with my customers to take orders and staff to get the work done. She truly manages the business.

    How do I pick a good one and not a scammer that will steal funds from me while I'm gone?

    Hmm, I don't give my VA access to too much money so I can't comment here.

    Can he also develop the site(manege my backlink getting people,
    think of more ideas to expand my site) and not only maintain it?


    Not all, but the majority of VA firms can do this with great ease.

    And if lets say I be having an eCommerce store, if I'll teach him how to post new items, can he do it?

    I wrote out clear instructions to my VA how to post to blogs, post to ezine articles, and post to other websites I run. As long as you lay it out nice and clear they're usually very willing to do it.

    What do they charge?


    Hmmm, depends. Don't be a cheapo and ask for work for $2 - $5 / hour (I did this once....the results were .... interesting.... )

    If you offer a decent price - Say $9 - $12 / hour .... You'll be swamped with quotes within that range to do the work - then it's up to you to pick who you think is best suited and will give you the most for your money.


    "Maneger" is Manager

    Hopefully this helps clarify your questions,

    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author Bai_Mike
      Originally Posted by pwebbiz View Post

      Can I hire a business maneger in eLance or wherever to manege my biz?

      Depends on what your business entails - but for the very most part the answer is YES. I did, and it's going great. She interacts with my customers to take orders and staff to get the work done. She truly manages the business.

      How do I pick a good one and not a scammer that will steal funds from me while I'm gone?

      Hmm, I don't give my VA access to too much money so I can't comment here.

      Can he also develop the site(manege my backlink getting people,
      think of more ideas to expand my site) and not only maintain it?


      Not all, but the majority of VA firms can do this with great ease.

      And if lets say I be having an eCommerce store, if I'll teach him how to post new items, can he do it?

      I wrote out clear instructions to my VA how to post to blogs, post to ezine articles, and post to other websites I run. As long as you lay it out nice and clear they're usually very willing to do it.

      What do they charge?


      Hmmm, depends. Don't be a cheapo and ask for work for $2 - $5 / hour (I did this once....the results were .... interesting.... )

      If you offer a decent price - Say $9 - $12 / hour .... You'll be swamped with quotes within that range to do the work - then it's up to you to pick who you think is best suited and will give you the most for your money.


      "Maneger" is Manager

      Hopefully this helps clarify your questions,

      Michael
      Could you include some details about VA firms and where to find one? Really interested in finding out more on this.

      And does the Va need to be pre-trained by me in order to do the tasks assigned? Or there are Va firms who are already competent in several areas?

      Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author tecHead
    I have one thing to say to all the questions, above...

    Sylvie Fortin (Michel Fortin's wife)...
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    They'll take care of you; as this is what they do.

    Hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author Hanuka
    Neil - I don't look for a business partner, just need someone to manAge(xD) my
    to-be biz while I'm gone, I was mostly looking to be the head-cheif of all things
    and with workers to manage or just hire a manager to ease my mind.

    tecHead - Thanks for the refferal but I'm FAR from getting my business up and still got
    a full year b4 I leave to army and I'm positive that I'll forget about her xD
    Besides, I think I'd like to go to eLance and get a veriety and "test the waters" b4 I settle on a maneger.

    pwebbiz - Thx for answering each of my questions, really appreciate that.
    Got a few more if you don't mind xP

    -What's a VA?

    -If lets say you are willing to pay them 5k-ish/month for their managing work,
    do you think that it'll be wize to come to agreement with them to work
    on a precantage payment base?

    If lets say I earn on average 100k/month from my site, so if I'll tell him that
    I'll give him 5% month regardless the earnings and give him proof to back up
    my earnings, he'll be more dedicated to improve my site so he gets better comission.

    By doing so I can fire him any time beacuse he's not a partner AND I get a passionate
    manager, do you think it's a good strategy?
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  • Profile picture of the author Hanuka
    I no be selling any eBooks, I'm planning to run an affiliate eCommerce shop..
    But now when I think about it It would be a real hustle to convince/maintain
    my maneger if the only data about the sales be laying in my CJ account...

    I think that I'd have to set a price/month for my manegers afterall..

    But then again; By giving him a fixed price for whatever he does(wheather it
    be bad or good) he won't have any interest in promoting my site on any level...
    Which sucks.. badly!

    Do you guyz have any suggestion for a fair preformence based payment system
    for a business manager? I really want my manager to have genuine interest in
    promoting my site and not only leech on the profits.

    plz halp!

    p.s. As for trusting issiues is not that hard to overcome it, I can start by selecting a seemengly
    respectful person with some experiance in the work, then I could befriend with him so money
    won't be the only part of this.. relationship.

    And lastly I could tell him upfront that if I see that he screws up once I get back(I assume that
    I be getting 2 week(+/-) windows to comfortably check my biz) I'd simply fire him AND sue his ass.

    Bad thing is that if he's a whacko he can devastate my business with the access that I'll be
    forced to give him.. but the again I can lock most important regions of my biz and backup
    my site every time I get the chance..
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    bump ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author ahuddy
    All I can say is good luck with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hanuka
    thx m8 xD

    Can some1 answer my above questions btw?? plzzz??
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    plzzzzzzz...
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Originally Posted by Hanuka View Post

    I'm gonna leave to army in about a year or so... if lets say I'll have a successful business up and running by that time...
    Why are you worrying about this if no such business exists?

    Also, if you're in Israel, I presume you mean you'll be inducted into the military for national service in a year... which means you're about 17 years old. Is that correct? If so, you'll be out by 21 - 3 years is not a long time (even though it might seem so when you're 17).

    All your basic needs will be taken care of by the military for that period so why not use it to further your education (in internet marketing and other things) instead of worrying about who is going to run a business that doesn't exist?

    Tommy.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    For $5000 a month, I would be willing to talk. Can do everything you need.

    Thanks,

    John
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