Do you want to work for someone who knows the struggle?
Just months ago I was a freelancer myself. Not content with just getting a few gigs here and there, I set out to create my own agency.
Today, I'm self sufficient and looking for a sidekick.
Could that be you?
Quite possibly. Send the application and we'll find out.
Ability to follow instructions - A successful agency relies on systems and processes that produce consistent results for its clients. If you do not follow instructions, I cannot achieve that goal. If you think what I'm asking you to do is stupid, we can talk about it, but you cannot ignore or modify instructions without discussing it with me first.
English Fluency - all copy is in (United States) English, so this is a must.
Solid internet connection - we'll be communicating by Skype to coordinate; you have to have a webcam and a good internet connection.
Basic working knowledge of AdWords - you've gotta know the fundamentals. Expertise is not required (I'll be leveling up your knowledge as we go along), but you've gotta be able to understand the knowledge bombs I drop on you.
A positive attitude. If you're negative, frequently depressed or anxious, it's not going to work out. Bootstrapping an agency is tough business and is only for people with a winning mindset.
What's in it for you?
I'm what's called a straight shooter. This means I don't sugar coat (like most Americans) and I can take criticism. If you have better ideas for how to do your job, I'm more than happy to hear them. If we implement them, you get a bonus.
A long term gig - hiring and training people is quite expensive. I'm not looking for freelancers that just need a few bucks now and want to disappear. If you're looking for stability and want to master the craft, you'll have your chance.
Flexibility. In the beginning, we'll be working together to some extent. That means I'm sharing the workload. As we grow, I'll be hiring more and more people. This means that you will have the freedom you want, with the stability you and your family need.
A chance to grow. For the right candidate, I'd be happy to offload more advanced tasks (lead generation, customer service, etc.). This means more pay for you.
You apply. I read your application. I decide if you're a good fit.
If you've followed all the instructions, but I don't think you're a good fit - I'll decline and give you some positive feedback so you can grow.
If you've followed the instructions and I think you're a good fit, we proceed to the Skype interviews.
If you don't follow instructions, I'll ignore your application.
Begin your cover letter with the phrase: "Dr. PayPerClick is scaling"
Begin question 1 with the phrase: "scaling where?"
Begin question 2 with the phrase: "To the moon!"
If you do not know the answer to the questions without having to look them up, simply say "I don't know". Not knowing is OK, and I value honesty above expertise at this stage.