As a business owner, you know that time is one of your most valuable resources. However, what if you could have more time? What if your business could operate around the clock, even while you sleep? A 24/7 operation may seem daunting, but it is possible even on a tight budget. You can leverage technology and remote workers to create an operation that fits your budget and helps you accelerate your growth.
Just like the tortoise in the classic fable of the tortoise and the hare, it is steady, consistent progress on the right things that wins the race.
One of the best ways to achieve a 24/7 operation on a budget is by hiring remote workers in the Philippines, such as through sites such as onlinejobs.ph. You can hire full time college educated workers for $800-$1400 USD per month as a ballpark, depending on the job duties and their experience. And they have great English speaking skills so it’s easy to communicate without the language barriers you face when hiring in other countries. English is taught in schools in the Philippines as a mandatory language.
What’s also great about the Philippines is that their time zone is opposite the US time zones, so with around 10-12 hours difference, you can have a Filipino team start working when your U.S. team ends for the day. That is perfect for steady progress!!
I’ve been using Filipino team members to work with my U.S. team for the last 15 years. With their strong work ethic, positive attitude, and excellent English skills, I’ve found that working with Filipino remote workers can help accelerate your business’s growth dramatically.
To get started with a 24/7 operation, here are some tips to help you:
1. Embrace technology
The first step to creating a 24/7 operation is to embrace technology. There are a lot of tools out there that can help you automate your business processes and make communication more efficient. For example, you can use project management software like Trello or Asana to assign tasks and monitor progress. You can also use communication tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams to stay in touch with your team and ensure that everyone is on the same page.
2. Hire remote workers
One of the easiest ways to create a 24/7 operation is to hire remote workers who are overseas (such as in the Philippines for reasons I mentioned before). Thanks to the internet, you can hire talented people from all over the world to work for your business. Sites such as onlinejobs.ph, Upwork, and Freelancer can connect you with skilled workers who are willing to work on a flexible schedule. By hiring remote workers, you can have someone working on your business even when you’re not.
I love waking up each day and getting to see the progress that was made by my remote team while I was asleep. My U.S. team can then pick up the pace and move the progress along again, and the cycle repeats each day. It’s truly amazing how much this accelerates your progress.
3. Coordinate your team’s schedules
To make a 24/7 operation work, you need to coordinate your team’s schedules. This means making sure that you have people working at all times, even if they’re in different time zones. One way to do this is to have overlapping shifts, where some team members work during the day and others work at night. Another option is to have a rotating schedule, where team members take turns working different shifts.
4. Keep communication lines open
When you have a 24/7 operation, it’s important to keep communication lines open. You need to make sure that everyone is on the same page and that information is flowing smoothly. This means setting up regular check-ins, using collaboration tools, and making sure that everyone knows what’s expected of them.
5. Be flexible
Finally, it’s important to be flexible when creating a 24/7 operation. Things may not always go according to plan, and you need to be able to adapt to changing circumstances. This means being open to new ideas, experimenting with different strategies, and being willing to make changes as needed.
Creating a 24/7 operation can be a game-changer for your business. By leveraging technology, hiring remote workers, and coordinating schedules, you can create an efficient and productive operation that helps you achieve your business goals.