You need a team, but where you do you start? 

The first step is identifying the key areas where you need help. If you’re building a business, you’ll need to build a brand, create products, design your website, structure mailing lists, attract new clients, service those clients, and so on.

Start by looking at the things you do very well. Maybe you’re a killer salesperson or a master communicator. Those may be things you can do on your own.

Next, look at the things that aren’t in your wheelhouse. Maybe you have very little marketing experience or you’re not great at organization.

The first team members you hire should be the people who can help you with your weaknesses. You’ll have the best chance of success if you use this method.

The next thing you need to do is attract the right team members. 

To do that, you’ll need to:

⦁    Write accurate and attractive job descriptions.
⦁    Offer fair payment.
⦁    Place ads to help team members find you or look for them on sites like LinkedIn.
⦁    Interview people.

Make sure that you ask for samples of their work where it’s appropriate and check their references. These days, it’s easy to hire people to work remotely without ever meeting them. You should set up Skype interviews with anyone you don’t plan to meet in person.

It’s also a good idea to impose a probation period on any new hires. That way, you’ll be able to make changes easily if you need to. Just make sure to put everything in writing.