I wrote a post in a forum on odesk called " Searching for the ideal contractor..." I got so many responses on both sides of the table and I caused an uproar in the Odesk community forum. People who totally agree and people who totally disagree. It really is an ideological difference. The reason I wrote this post is because I was shocked at how less people are willing to work for and more shocked at what people are willing to pay for.
But London Bridges are falling down! I am increasingly seeing a need for businesses to hire people/company that know what they are doing and enjoy what they do. As a contractor if you have a serious passion for something, marketing or painting or whatever. You will Master your skills. You eat, breath, and think what you do for a living. It's not a job to you it's a way of life. My point is these are the best people to hire. All you gotta do is pay them what they want and they will help your business flourish, increase your profits because they are happy to.
Just think if you were doing something for $2.50/HR to make a living. How interested would you be in detail, construction, creativity, precision, performance, etc...? If you making $2 an hour your not only poor you have a poor spirit because a confident person wouldn't
dare charge $2 hour for a $50-100 hr job.
Most great products you find are not at the dollar store. They are customized and priced accordingly. Profit is definitely important but stability and longevity in profit is more important! Unhappy and unpassionate, unmotivated workers will tear you down faster then the twin towers collapsing.
And the bottom line is you gotta pay like you weight! You looking for cheap labor don't be surprised to get a cheap product. Don't be surprised if you are on the Rip Off Report. Don't be surprised if you are considered a Spammer, link farmer, etc... Don't worry though because you will be phased out! Google knows what they are doing when they change their algorithms every week. The name of the game now is quality over quantity!
You look for people who love internet marketing and just want to be paid fairly, then they will be happy to work for you, they will know all the most up to date info, tips, tricks, the latest and greatest tech savvy, ins and outs, etc. etc. to make you the most successful business you can be.