The position includes project management duties, client interactions and some SEO/social stuff. The work is based on C5, so expertise of the community here will be an asset.
If you're interested hit me up via PM, [email protected], or submit a proposal on the Elance posting.
This is an ongoing position, hours as needed.
plenty there willing to work for peanuts!
I'm open to feedback on this - having read the job description, what do honestly feel would be a more fair price range?
It may be that I've under-priced. Or, maybe I've not properly described the position. From my experience this is a normal range for this kind of work, but I'm always willing to be corrected and I appreciate that you've taken the time to comment on this.
Just my thoughts.
Well-stated, thank you. I'm certainly appreciative of your perspective on this and I can fully understand why in your situation this is not a good fit.
One clarification: Canadian contractors are certainly welcome to bid. In fact, I'm in Toronto and we have contractors in ON, AB and BC. The location requirements are North America, but I can see how Elance's declaration about US contractors needing a W9 can contribute to the misunderstanding.
I'm certainly not looking for an expert C5 developer to handle clients and manage calendars for $20/hr. We've hired a number of C5 devs and are happy to pay what they are worth. This position requires no dev knowledge, but would benefit from some experience as a C5 user - familiarity with the use of blocks, areas, stacks, etc. I realize that I should have much better qualified my use of the word "expertise" in the initial hastily-written post.
Having said all of that, there are people who make their living doing an excellent job as remote PMs, and that's what we're looking for. Often they are only interested or available for part-time positions.
So, if you (in general) are a super-awesome C5 code Ninja/Guru/Savant/Wizard then this is not for you. If you are a good communicator with some experience using C5 and you want to pick up some extra work without clearing your whole schedule then this might be right up your alley :)
While I personally don't have a lot of faith in the idea of a remote PM,
clearly for some types of organizations and processes - they work great.
For someone looking for some part time work and has just enough experience
to help Strider, this could be a dream gig. Working from home for a few
hours a day sending emails to small business owners about meta tags
certainly beats being an assistent manager at Starbucks for $11/hr - no?
My experience with life has been if something looks unappealing to you -
sometimes it's not wrong - it's just not for you.
CEO - concrete5.org
And that's why I said "best of luck". The rate* is really low to hire a good PM, with decent communication skills (presumably in English), some experience with SEO and c5. In my experience, it's definitely too low for a "lynch-pin". You get what you pay for, and I speak from the experience of hiring remote people in the $15 range.
And the "not for everybody" argument only goes so far. If I want to hire a senior developr for $5 an hour, I'll be waiting a pretty long time for the candidate that that offer isn't unappealing to.
* $20 is the high end, so let's say the median of $15, and, in the US (probably CA and others), you have to pay self-employment taxes, so close to $11 -- without healthcare, sick/vacation pay, etc. Starbucks isn't looking so bad.
If strider can, more power to him.
This is a public forum. What you say here is googleable for ever. If something isn't a good fit for you, let it die.