The basic concept I'm trying to get some pointers on is this:
Let's say I'm based in the US, and I provide accounting services.
I grow, and I decide that certain back-office purely paperwork functions could be done by lets say Mongolians, for about the same reliability and half the price.
There is little doubt that the internet has been a force for massive centralization, rather than decentralization.
We're now in the situation where:
One company, Google, controls 80% of video watching (YouTube), 90% of internet searches (Google search), 75% of mobile phones, 30% of global...
I've been bouncing around ideas for a new business partnership, but there's a few things I'm still having difficulty working out. I'm aiming to structure a very comprehensive and well thought out partnership agreement to minimize the chances of failure. [before anyone asks, yes corp. has been...
In order to get clients, you need a portfolio. And in order to get a portfolio, you need clients.
Common ways to breech this loop
Doing dregs work. Offering heavily discounted prices, to try and lure clients who otherwise wouldn't contract with someone they don't know and with no track record...
Yet another guy who followed the real script to the letter:
Got in on a wave (internet + india)
Got his marketable skill down pat first (programming in his case)
Had supportive relatives and started early (13, gave him books on his skill when they saw aptitude)
Just contracted his marketable...
Currently I'm working about 10 hour days on my projects, 7 days.
The problem I run into, is that my sleep always keeps getting pushed forward. I'll work later and later trying to finish things while I'm "in the zone". I'll then wake up late and lethargic the following day, and then start work...
What are the things you think about when you've gone to bed?
Is your mind blank? Or racing? Or you fantasize about something? Or worry about something?
I think it would be an interesting thing to compare against, especially against already successful members.
Does anyone have recommendations for a high quality VOIP service for international calls? By high quality, I mean low lag, low signal corruption or drop rate, high clarity calls, when calling cell phones / land lines.
Basically Skype doesn't cut it. So what's the good stuff?