How would you use a full time employee?

by Cpaer
15 replies
Hello guys
I want to help a friend of mine and to give him a full time job in my business but I don't really know which tasks to give him to do. He has 0 knowledge about IM.
I was thinking about teaching him things that I was doing back then when I only started- some basic seo so he can open some blogs and rank on some keywords on google but I'm absolutely clueless about seo nowadays, I'm sure it has changed a lot since 3 years ago when I stopped dealing with it.
Any ideas how can I use him to make me some money, I have him for a full time and he can learn anything that's needed.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Have him write you 10, 500+ articles per day. and upload them to your site... make 5 Youtube videos, then market them quickly... and test small with little money to see which advertising platforms that you should be using on a regular basis.

    Might sound like alot (and it is)... but he has a job to do, and you have a business to run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hill SEO
    Get him to spend some time on something like Squidoo - easy to set up and free. From there he can learn how to rank a page, work on his writing skills and maybe even earn a bit of money - regardless of what others may say, you can still earn from it and you can get a few back links in the process

    It will not take him long to get the hang of things so move him on to blogging / marketing tasks shortly after
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  • Profile picture of the author tongnk
    What's his background in? If he doesn't know how to code - make him learn it. Get him to learn the basics and then depending on what you need done, make him learn that.

    Find some tasks that you can offload to him (maybe simple admin tasks you haven't gotten to automating yet etc).
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  • I wouldnt do it. Dont blend friendship with charity. If he brings an asset/skill to your company, hire him. Otherwise, lend him some money to get by until he finds a job, but dont bring a dead weight to your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      I wouldnt do it. Dont blend friendship with charity. If he brings an asset/skill to your company, hire him. Otherwise, lend him some money to get by until he finds a job, but dont bring a dead weight to your business.
      I completely agree.

      I employ two full-time VA's in my business, on a professional basis, and I pay them each (slightly more than) the going rate, because of the skill-sets they brought to my business. If dear friends need money, I'll give them money. But I have absolutely no intention of "employing" them, because they're not the people my business needs. And I suspect from the wording of your post above that that also applies to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author wesawu
    Personally I would bend over backwards to help them find a job elsewhere. If you give him a job it is just a matter of time before he is neither a friend nor an employee. It simply doesn't work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sweersz
      Employees cost so much money. Don't do it, especially just because he's your friend. You don't want to be kicking yourself later if he's costing you money because you'd have to fire him. That's business; hire skilled people if you feel the work is too much for you to handle. If it's not, continue working alone to optimize profit.
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      Originally Posted by wesawu View Post

      Personally I would bend over backwards to help them find a job elsewhere. If you give him a job it is just a matter of time before he is neither a friend nor an employee. It simply doesn't work.
      Well said. Don't lend friends money either. How will you monitor the work he gets done? Will you pay them an hourly rate? Or based on what's achieved? Every week, give him a detailed list of what you want accomplished and make it clear of what projects should be given priority and just rollover what's not completed into the next week. Do you even have the money to bring someone on? How will you conduct his taxes? Will you need to change your own operation from a Sole Proprietorship to an LLC? Are you familiar with the new Obamacare laws that come with employing full time workers?
      There's a lot to consider here.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
        Originally Posted by jwmann2 View Post

        Well said. Don't lend friends money either. How will you monitor the work he gets done? Will you pay them an hourly rate? Or based on what's achieved? Every week, give him a detailed list of what you want accomplished and make it clear of what projects should be given priority and just rollover what's not completed into the next week. Do you even have the money to bring someone on? How will you conduct his taxes? Will you need to change your own operation from a Sole Proprietorship to an LLC? Are you familiar with the new Obamacare laws that come with employing full time workers?
        There's a lot to consider here.
        I couldn't agree more. I have a lot of close friends asking whether I have jobs to offer them. What I normally do is direct them to other employers and ask them to look for money-making strategies online. Eventually, they find their way to their own careers while I keep my business remain untarnished.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Remember your not a charity... your business...

    I know you want to help your friend but if you dont know what they can do your better off just giving them some money and hope they pay it back :-)

    I tend not to mix business with pleasure

    Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author lunarninja
    Don't through 30 different e books at him or 20 video's to watch. Its mental game, give him one good book and a Wordpress site to begin to Rank with no garbage black hat tricks that will bit you in 7 months.

    Why wordpress on your personal basic hosting? Well squidoo or other sites wont be long term plus eventually he will need to master it on the real deal.

    This goes with PPC, SEO, Content Writing, etc.

    All the best,

    - I am Lunar Ninja
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    I’m pretty sure there’s something he is good at. If you are that desperate to help him, why don’t you try training him to write content for your website? Writing articles is not that hard. It is just a bit time-consuming (especially if you are not that familiar with the niche) and I guess, he can be a big help on that part.
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  • Profile picture of the author fenway2k
    Why would you want to give him a fish if you are a fisherman? Why not teach him how to fish so he can feed himself?
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    • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
      Originally Posted by fenway2k View Post

      Why would you want to give him a fish if you are a fisherman? Why not teach him how to fish so he can feed himself?
      Exactly. He might really be a good friend of yours but you should consider the success of your business, too. You would not want just any newbie to be a part of your operations or worse, spend money to pay for whatever you may assign him to do without getting something good in return. Just give him the training, first, if you really want to help him.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ali Chowdhry
    Originally Posted by Cpaer View Post

    Hello guys
    I want to help a friend of mine and to give him a full time job in my business but I don't really know which tasks to give him to do. He has 0 knowledge about IM.
    I was thinking about teaching him things that I was doing back then when I only started- some basic seo so he can open some blogs and rank on some keywords on google but I'm absolutely clueless about seo nowadays, I'm sure it has changed a lot since 3 years ago when I stopped dealing with it.
    Any ideas how can I use him to make me some money, I have him for a full time and he can learn anything that's needed.

    Thanks!
    Hey Cpaer -

    Looks like your heart is in the right place and you are trying to help your friend, and it's not a case of you coming across selfish if you say you can not help him.

    If you have a business running and are focusing on growing that business or on aspect of that business already - Do you honestly believe you have the time and resources to spend on someone to train them up to an acceptable level?

    It a tricky situation to get friends involved, especially if they do not understand the industry. I know sometimes people can get into situations and need help financially and now - if you are employing him full time, you are essentially paying a salary for an employee and there is no work for him.

    This can cause dis-empowerment - This may result negatively where the person is not motivated to go get a job or do things them selves as knows you will be there to support or give work.

    If you really need to allocate work - You need to see realistically what you do no a daily basis or tasks- See which task your can train him up to do and allocate the small roles to him. So you can concentrate on the things that will grow your business.

    All the best

    Ali Chowdhry

    P.s what is your business? Might be easier then to suggest roles for him
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