Are you an IT Integrator, MSP, Cloud Provider or similar Technology business?
Most Tech start ups begin with minimal capital, limited or no access to funding. We operate lean, and do much of the work ourselves.
An enormously effective business development strategies is to build your own remote team. This is often called ‘offshoring’ or ‘outsourcing’.
So how can a remote team can help your startup?
A remote team is composed of your own employees who work online from a remote location. You have selected them based on their skill sets and competencies to contribute to achieving your overall business goals, successfully completing a project or management of a department.
For example: you have a remote team to manage your marketing implementation.
Your remote team might comprise some or all of the following:
Digital Marketer – The Project Manager of the team with an understanding of web design and programming, SEO, content marketing and social media marketing
Web Developer – The web developer / designer can also do programming. They are tasked with designing the website and making it function for your business
SEO Professional – undertakes and keyword research and optimises content to increase ‘searchability’, and will frequently work with the web designer and content writer
Content Writer – Responsible for print content on the website, social media accounts and blog pages. They will write unique, relevant and engaging content with including keywords identified by your SEO Professional
Social Media Marketer – they have vast experience managing marketing campaigns using various social media networks, and is responsible for implementing the social media posting schedule to achieve set targets
What are the advantages of implementing a remote team?
Outsourcing or building your own remote team is more cost efficient than hiring full-time employees – up to 80% savings on wages! Most of our clients are saving 60 – 70% compared to Australian wages.
You don’t pay for the on costs like Internet, power, utilities and government mandated benefits.
Outsourcing allows you to choose the right people, with the right skills to work at the right time for your needs, which means they will have more experience and understanding of the domain. This leads to an increase in productivity and efficiency in the process.
As a result, your service or product offerings will better with higher quality deliverables while decreasing the lead time to reach your market – faster, smarter results that make you more profit.
Remote teams offer you more options than a local team – budget, expertise levels, time zone advantages, contract and flexible exiting options.
Think back to our remote marketing team
Your Digital Marketer and Web Developer can be scheduled during your office hours work with you during office hours to make communications more effective
Your SEO, Content Writer and Social Media Marketer can work together after office hours, or time frames that work best for them.
Your Social Media Marketer could also act as customer support after office hours, responding to e-mails, chat messages, comments and live web chat.
4. Work Ready
By selecting your remote team to suit your needs, you will be able to engage the right level of expertise that you need to achieve your business goals. Most offshore staff have experience with other corporates and are comfortable working in the remote environment, so you have the confidence they can get the job completed the way you need it.
Many remote staff undertake additional training, seminars and further steps to become better at what they do.
You do not to spend much time training or orienting the remote team. They should be ready to go live after one week of training and testing.
5. Reduce Risks of Expansion
With a remote team, you have the necessary skills in place to grow your business, but not the increased risk of high capital input to secure office space, furniture, equipment, coffee machine, and so.
Building your remote team gradually allows you to manage expansion comfortably. Your existing offshore staff will train and onboard new recruits in the same way you would onboard your local team. Positioning an offshore manager with clear goals and set daily tasks will ensure continued success, while giving your an open line of communication between the local and remote sites.
These are just 5 ways a remote team can help your tech company.
As your business scales up, you will discover even more advantages in working with a remote team.
Ready to start your own remote team? Contact us today to discuss your business goals and how offshoring can help you grow your tech empire.