Interview with Gene of

Labor intensive tasks are part of the daily routine of most adult webmasters. Recently a new service has launched allowing businesses small and large to outsource many of these tasks on a per-job basis. Here we interview Gene to learn a little more about his new venture.

Every once in a while I come across a new product or service that gains my interest and I then feel the need to tell fellow adult webmasters about it. While perusing the boards and attempting to catch up on industry gossip, I came across an announcement on GFY about the launch of a new site called WebmasterLabor. At first I thought it would be a site where adult webmasters could go and look for jobs in the industry, but on further inspection realized that it was something quite different and very unique. The site actually provides webmasters with a very useful service and a solution to many labor and technical issues that they may face.

In order to make money and remain profitable in this industry, you must work extremely hard and put in a lot of hours, sometimes doing the most monotonous tasks. Many webmasters just do not have the time to do all the work necessary to run a successful website, nor do they have the monetary resources available to them to hire another Webmaster to help them out. This is where the new service, comes in. The service aims to aid webmasters by performing the monotonous, labor-intensive, time-consuming tasks that are required in order to maintain a successful website. Basically, they will handle manual labor at a fraction of what it would cost to hire someone. So, essentially will look after the “grunt work” and allow you to focus more on the networking and sales aspect of your business. Here are just a few of the services that offers it’s customers:

  • Writing
  • Manual Data Submissions
  • Promotions
  • Manual Quality Control
  • Image/Video Editing & Encoding
  • Custom Webmaster Research

Along with being a useful and viable service, also offers some very competitive prices. Their low pricing model allows their service to be offered to everyone from the newbies to the seasoned industry professionals. For less than $2.00 per hour, will provide you with a solution that fits your needs.

I was able to ask Gene G, the founder of a few questions about his new service and here is what he had to say.

Muffy: How did you come up with the idea or concept for this type of service?
Gene: Before venturing into the Webmaster business, I worked for an SF Bay Area incubator/venture capital firm. I was in charge of building an ethnic-specific community and business-to-business site. Since the project was very content and research intensive, it became very clear to me that what made or broke content-heavy sites was the cost of text content production and its accompanying research labor. I immediately thought of one possible source of high quality content/data research labor at low cost--The Philippines. I was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States as a boy. I am a Filipino-American and I am fluent in Tagalog, the main language of the Philippines. I also know the culture and the people. I have been back enough times to appreciate the fact that the Philippines has a large pool of college and post-graduate educated workers with decent to excellent English skills. Moreover, the wages in the Philippines are a fraction of US labor rates. I harbored this idea as I moved to several other Dot Com companies after the original incubator I worked for folded. 

With each job move, it became even clearer to me that the "Achilles heel" of any data/research/writing-based company was the high cost of labor. When I finally decided to move on to becoming a self-employed Webmaster, I saw that the same problems limiting content sites persisted in this field. From long and tedious hours of data submissions, to often trying episodes of coming up with new text, the Webmaster industry has quite a lot of labor-intensive areas. After I have gained enough experience from trial and error as a Webmaster, I decided to standardize the processes I learned as a Webmaster so it can be taught to employees. 

Muffy: How can you offer these services at such low prices?
Gene: By marrying the low cost arising from the Philippines wage structure with standardized procedures, I aim to deliver high quality data labor and text content to webmasters at a very affordable price.

Muffy: Aside from the low costs, what are some of the benefits of webmasters choosing your service as opposed to outsourcing to another company, or doing it themselves?
Gene: Unlike other outsourcing outfits, webmasters that use my service only pay for the tasks they need as opposed to "renting a webmaster" for a block of time (usually a month). The Webmaster loses out in a flat rental model if they do not have enough work, are not organized enough, or get a "fresh" outsource Webmaster that they have to train. My services are task-specific and priced to minimize the Webmasters cost. Depending on what the Webmaster’s expectations and business plans are, my business model may or may not work for them.

The benefits I offer to webmasters who might wish to do labor and time intensive jobs themselves is that it saves them opportunity costs. Instead of being a micromanager, webmasters can delegate their daily routines to my company thereby freeing their time towards new business opportunities or validating new business ideas. These latter tasks are what take small business to a higher level of success.

Muffy: How has the response been from webmasters since you had your launch in mid-December?
Gene: The response has been very positive. We definitely have a niche in the outsource market. I am very grateful to the webmasters that gave me a chance to deliver them high quality value at very affordable prices. I look forward to their continued friendship and support as we both grow towards helping them reach their business goals.

Muffy: Thanks Gene for speaking with me. Best of luck with your new venture!

For more information please visit: WebmasterLabor


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