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Working with a Partner

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ScaryMustard, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. ScaryMustard

    ScaryMustard Registered Member

    Jun 27, 2012
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    I know a decent bit about SEO and internet marketing by this point; I haven't run any successful campaigns yet, but I'm confident that I can (will, and need to) earn a living from internet marketing by the end of one year from now. I have a friend that's in a bit of a bind and who's willing to work on projects with me, but he knows little to nothing about SEO or marketing. He's intelligent, and I know he could learn quickly, but my question is this - is it worth taking the time to educate a potential business partner when you could manage your projects on your own? Rather, is dividing the work and pay among two people really worth the effort, or do the potential gains from what I can manage alone outweigh what two marketers could accomplish together? My concerns arise from profit sharing and eventual tax management.

    TL;DR: Would YOU work with a long-term partner who can bring only the same skills from a different viewpoint, or is it pointless to work with someone who can't provide a unique set of skills?
  2. kalaio

    kalaio Regular Member

    Feb 21, 2011
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    If you can do it by yourself, maybe you won't need a partner! It's all to you.
  3. JimmyWong

    JimmyWong Registered Member

    Feb 24, 2012
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    Speaking from experience I think you should go at it alone. Good luck.
  4. AckAck

    AckAck Regular Member

    Jun 27, 2011
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    Instead of finding a partner find a outsource worker you can trust and train. Unless you truly want to go 50/50. I used to be a hype guy with my friends with ideas and tried to find out ways on how the can help me but at the end of the day, it's a waste of time. I would only do that for salesman.

    I'm a webmaster with SEO experience. But instead of finding an seo guy, i work manual link builders who will follow my precise instructions and follow a strict 12 month SEO checklist.

    It would be nice just to have a partner where you can call and say, her we need this guy ranked for "los angeles blah blah attorney" do your thing. Less effort for me but more costly.

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