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What should I pay my staff?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by danny79, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. danny79

    danny79 Registered Member

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    I'm hiring 2 part-time employees to handle the downloads/uploads for my music site. They'll be allowed to work from home, but I will be monitoring them via web cam. What's the average rate for this sort of job?
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Depends what country they are based in.
     
  3. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    And staff are from? What country? How many hours/week?

    Fuck, telll us more man. I give a shit if they work with music site or not.
    The most important part is. 1 WHERE THEY FROM. 2 How many hours/week they work.

    Or do you pay just becouse they uploads to some music site.. man .. come on.
     
  4. stevepmale

    stevepmale Registered Member

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    Agreed, are they from Pakistan, India, Flip, Europe, US? The country can mean the difference between $1.50 to $10
     
  5. danny79

    danny79 Registered Member

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    lol sorry guys. they're from the united states, and they're friends of mine. we've worked together on many grass-roots marketing projects, and they're very loyal. this job will start off as 10hrs per week, per person.
     
  6. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    Start off with 8.50 an hour, and see how well they are doing after 6-8 weeks, then maybe increase to 9 an hour, but it all depends on how much YOU are making.

    If you were making $50,000 from their work, then you can afford to pay them $11-13 an hour to make sure that they always get the job done.
     
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  7. danny79

    danny79 Registered Member

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    good shit. i was thinking between $8 and $10 an hr., but wanted a 2nd opinion before i met up with them. never hired for this sort of thing before and wasn't sure if i was over-paying, since they're working from home. thanks guys!
     
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    jesus3 Regular Member

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    damn lol u payn u culd hire me shit.. i uploaded 150+ albums to a friends forum within like a week or 2 did it for funn.. never asked for nothin cuz thats my boy that aint shit he should b payn me forr.not tryna hate or anything
     
  9. houseaz

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    Just an FYI be careful how you set employees up with taxes etc. You're getting into a realm with US employees where you have to pay SSI etc. Out of the country who gives a fuck. But don't mess with the IRS.
     
  10. richcamp

    richcamp Regular Member

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    Wouldn't it be easier to pay them on the number of uploads rather than hour spent?

    Just a thought
     
  11. danny79

    danny79 Registered Member

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    i'm paying cash for now. for this type of site though, i have to stick with people who know the music, and are influential in the scene/community. i can't get that kind of thing in most countries.
    i'm using a surveillance service that will allow me to monitor their progress via webcam, and screen shots - so i won't have to worry about them slacking on the job. that's all i care about. eventually these individuals will wear other hats, but for now i just need to put some cash in their pocket so they don't go elsewhere.
     
  12. frankeh

    frankeh Newbie

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    The point is, you wouldn't have to look over their shoulder.
    At the end of the week you check their stats and pay out for the amount of songs they uploaded.
    Saves you spying on them.
     
  13. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    This. You never want to put yourself (but more importantly your employees) into a situatino where you have to spy on them. Has plenty of adverse effects on morale. Instead, do some math and figure out how much each upload should pay out, then just look at their stats...
     
  14. julfy

    julfy Newbie

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    You should really listen to these guys.... starting out a company where you micromanage people like that is going down the wrong path. To me (an impartial third party) it appears that you don't trust the people you hire. If you don't trust the people you hire, you shouldn't hire them.