Joshua Pompey (his site is here) shares three things he learned from running his own company. Here’s one.
1. Be extremely weary of hiring overseas help.
If there is one mistake I wish more than anything I could take back, it would be hiring help overseas to perform SEO tasks.
The idea of cheap help is appealing to anyone. Workers overseas will charge us fractions of what we would pay for U.S. based help.
The problem is, how much can we really trust a complete stranger from another country?
I learned this the hard way.
In one situation, I not only received a penalty from Google due to a man I hired to work for me, but when I confronted him about it he threatened to destroy my website if I didn’t send him one hundred dollars! Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. I either had to allow myself to be extorted or would have to risk my entire site being messed with!
My point is, hiring someone overseas can be effective for certain tasks in which not much trust is involved. But be careful whom you hire. The consequences may not be worth the money you are saving.
Agree or disagree? I welcome your feedback.
Note: Pompey defines his site as World’s Greatest Male Online Dating Advice – Attract Women Guaranteed
Posted by: Laurel Delaney