I started outsourcing about 5 years ago when I was growing my affiliate marketing business...
I have writers, virtual assistants, designers, copywriters, link builders (and I still have a ton of work to do myself!)
Honestly, my team has allowed me to grow so much more than I would have alone. (Seriously, sometimes I don't see the progress.. but then I look back at my stats from 9 months ago, and I doubled traffic & income).
Anyhow, back in the day I used to use excel sheets & email reports to track their time... then it evolved to Google docs (spreadsheets) but I found that a few workers seemed to take FOREVER to do simple tasks. (For example, 4 hours for a simple article? C'mon. I knew they were cheating me on the hours)
Since I switched to using Hyperhour, my team's productivity has gone up tremendously (It's pretty obvious they are working harder because I can now see if they are slacking off or not).
For example, it now takes 30 minutes to get a decent article out instead of 4 hours
Anyhow, I just wanted to share that [removed
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Last edited by Shey; 11-14-2011 at 03:42 AM..
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