December 3, 2016 at 12:13 pm #468
I am building a remote team of web developers for my company. I work with few people (I know in real life) already but that is not enough and we need more team members.
My questions are:
1. Where do you find remote team members? Freelancer/Upwork, some other website?
2. Are there any “red flags” you look after while searching for new team members? Something in their bio for example?
3. What are you favorite countries to work with so far? Do you prefer some country over other?
4. Do you prefer individual freelancers or companies / groups of freelancers?
5. Do you have any useful contacts? I am looking for WordPress/PHP developers. So, less focus on templating/design and more on PHP plugin development.
Please feel free to write about your thoughts and experience with remote teams in general as well. Do you have any remote team members? Do you plan to have any in the future? 🙂
December 4, 2016 at 9:31 am #472
J-RyzeParticipant149 #believe points
Props to you for focusing on team-building.
Personally, I’ve taken a break from team-building, and I’ve been studying solopreneurs 🙂
1. Evan finds quite a few through Upwork, and his videos on hiring are really helpful. I’ve also had some success with PeoplePerHour.com
2. It’d be easier for me to describe what ISN’T a red flag, lol, I have high-standards.
3. My own, Canada. Or maybe Japan, their work ethic is usually #nextlevel.
4. I prefer individuals who run companies 😉
5. I used to know more WordPress/PHP devs, but not anymore 🙂
December 4, 2016 at 10:34 am #475
Hm, interesting approach. 🙂 I have been working solo for around 5 years and last year+ got some team members for some projects. I think I could benefit a lot form the team, especially with constant and proven team members. This way I could focus more on “dream projects”. The ideal situation would be to have dream projects all the time, but there is a hard and long road to that point. 🙂 Also, some web projects are simply more than one person can handle sometimes.
1. Yes, it seems that Upwork is number 1 place to go, according to many people. I already checked some of Evan’s videos on the subject, I was even asking some questions on one of his live streams related to the subject. Will definitely check them out again!
2. Haha, good point man!
3. Interesting, never thought of Japan and their world wide known work ethic. Will definitely check that option!
4. Noted. 🙂
5. That is OK, thank you very much for answering the questions, man!
December 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm #487
J-RyzeParticipant149 #believe points
Yeah, I’m sure my style isn’t for everyone, and who knows, I may dive back into team-building eventually, keep doin’ you bro.
My pleasure 🙂
Note: When you have your OneWord and are really cranking out value consistently, people often “come to you”, I mean Evan’s team keeps growing and people are practically begging to work with him 🙂
December 5, 2016 at 5:11 am #489
Agreed 100%! 🙂
December 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm #634
I run an IT firm, and I’ve previously gotten all my freelancers on UpWork.com.
One year down the road, I had the inner urge to provide more gig opportunities for my friends (and friends of theirs), so I started giving jobs to people around me instead. It feels good to create job opportunities to people around you!
I’m still coordinating freelancers individually, and my goal in 2017 would be to systemize my own company and to set up a team (it scales better that way, and a lot of other experienced entrepreneurs say getting a team is the second big milestone for most firms (first being reaching 6 figures annual revenue).
December 19, 2016 at 3:07 am #635
Awesome man! Glad to have someone here who has experience in building an IT related remote team and still working on it! 🙂
Agreed, it totally is/would be great to give jobs to people we love and spend time with. 🙂
My current goal is to extend my team with some remote workers so that I could only delegate paid projects and work on web related projects which are contributing, like free WP plugins, projects like this forum etc. 🙂
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