Episode #599
How To Run A Virtual Marketing Team
March 22, 2018

In episode #599, Eric and Neil discuss how you can run a virtual marketing team. Tune in for tips on how to manage remote workers.

TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

  • [00:27] Today’s Topic: How To Run A Virtual Marketing Team
  • [00:33] Neil was listening to Masters of Scale and the CEO of Zoom was talking about how 50% of their talent are remote workers.
  • [01:05] Eric hires people from all over and they work remotely.
  • [01:17] He does it not because remote workers are cheaper (they aren’t), but because they are talented.
  • [01:45] Eric and Neil have been tapping into the virtual market for 10-15 years.
  • [02:07] When running a virtual team, people have to specialize.
  • [02:31] Neil finds that communication is better when everyone is on site.
  • [03:10] 1:1 meetings are key for direct reports.
  • [04:17] When you want people to perform their best, give them KPIs and other marks to hit; goal-setting is key.
  • [05:40] Eric’s team uses Bonusly, which allows you to award points to people, which then translate to online dollars. It becomes a recognition tool that encourages a bit of competition.
  • [06:15] On the agency side, they use HubStaff, which tracks the time of your employees.
  • [06:36] It’s important to have a record of the time your virtual employees are working.
  • [06:54] This doesn’t mean you should be a micromanaging snoop!
  • [07:25] If you have to do this, they are probably not the right employee.
  • [07:40] Virtual employees need to have a lot of discipline.
  • [07:55] Eric and Neil operate their businesses using the Traction model.
  • [08:24] Eric read The Coaching Habit and thinks it contained useful information for running a business.
  • [08:52] That’s all for today!
  • [08:54] Go to Singlegrain.com/Giveway for a special marketing tool giveaway!

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