How Entrepreneurs & Indonesian Remote Staffs Benefit Each Other?

Building a solid team is one of the keys to business success. With a great-coordinated team, a business can possibly thrive. In this article you will find out the advantages of having a good relationship between superiors and remote staff in Indonesia. Here is some benefits of recruiting Indonesian remote staffs.

Lower Cost

One of the main reasons business owners recruit and hire staff from Indonesia  is because it can cut costs a lot. For example, if you hire a local employee then you have to pay at least $25k-$40k per year. Compare with hiring remote staff from Indonesia with a salary of $3-$5 per hour or around $480-$800 a month, you only need to pay a maximum of $9600 USD per year. It costs a lot less, doesn’t it?

Save Time

Believe it or not, the most valuable thing in this world is time. You can have a lot of money, property and other things but you always have limited time. By hiring remote staff from Indonesia, you can save more time for your business or for yourself.

Statistical data shows that microentrepreneur mostly spend 50 hours a week or about 52 weeks working each year. Unfortunately, those 52 weeks are mostly spent on unproductive and clerical activities such as social media post, admins, and others. In other words, they have no time other than to work. Other time, they need to learn skills that they are not good at to make things work such as building a website or do graphic design. By hiring remote staff, you can save time and assign less urgent tasks to remote staff. At the end of the day,  you can have more flexible time and do more important things such as strategic planning.

Developing Business

Other than saving time and money, hiring remote staff can also help you grow your business. Instead of just doing something boring, you can do other things that can help you grow your business. While you may initially think you can do everything yourself, you really can’t be an expert for all the task. That’s why you hire remote staff according to certain skills, for example content writer, SEO Expert, web developer and others.

If you try to do everything yourself, you will not be able to maximize your time and  efforts because will end up losing focus.

Building a Remote Team in Indonesia

The goal of building a solid remote staff team in Indonesia is to maximize productivity, manage time and also ensure all tasks are done correctly. Before building a team, make sure you select remote staff with the required skills. Each staff will of course have a certain specialization so that the tasks they do will only focus on one area.

Why are Indonesian workers interested in being remote staff? What’s in it for them?

The relationship between superiors and remote staff in Indonesia is mutualism or mutual benefit to each other. Not only superiors, remote staff also get many benefits by working with the owner. Here is the reasons many Indonesian workers are interested in becoming remote staff.

Good salary

Based on our experience working with Indonesian remote staff,  if you pay “$500-$800 per month then it’s a good salary here. Do not compare the salary amount with other countries such as UK, USA, Canada or others because of the salary range may sounds low. Considering that the cost of living in Indonesia is relatively cheap, the salary number is quite great for remote staff in Indonesia.

Flexible Working Hours

Apart from getting a good salary, many Indonesian remote staff like to work with foreign companies due to flexible working hours. Although there are companies that apply certain working hours, for example from 9 am to 5 pm, many companies provide flexible working hours. Most content writers, video editors, web developers and others work with flexible hours and work can be done anytime.

Tips for Working with Remote Staff in Indonesia –

  • You can start the day with a daily meeting for 5 to 10 minutes to discuss ideas, previous work and future assignments.
  • Set task on any application completed with instructions and deadline. Staff can work on assignments at any time as long as they submit assignments according to the given deadline.
  • Keep in touch with your employee, for example by asking how they are doing and updating their work every day. You can also check if they are having a particular problem or problem and help solve the problem.

Five Easy Steps to Increase Staff Productivity

  1. If they don’t really productive, better set expectations in advance.
  2. Make sure they understand your expectation and they can do the task based on what you expect.
  3. If productivity of your staff drops, its better you have a call with them and share your concerns. Discuss anything with them in order to improve their productivity.
  4. If productivity does not improve, try another call and say concern very straight and If you’re still not happy, you can find other people to replace.

Final notes

Working with remote staff in Indonesia is very fun and easy. You can grow your business by choosing loyal staff with the right skills and able to understand instructions well. Make sure you build a solid team that can last for a long period of time. This will be better for your business and provide many benefits for both parties.