Hi everyone, Here is a current list of online marketing conferences in Australia for 2012. Australian Marketing Conferences in 2012 Date Location Online Marketing Summit 2012 13-15 February 2012 Sydney Schmart Marketing Conference 21-February-2012 Melbourne Schmart Marketing Conference 23-February-2012 Sydney Istrategy 21-22 February 2012 Sydney Ad Tech 14-15 March 2012 Sydney Ad Tech 28-29 March 2012 Melbourne Ecommerce & Payments World 30-April-2012 Melbourne Content Management World 01-May-2012 Melbourne Cloud Computing World 02-May-2012 Melbourne Digital Advertising World 30 April – 1 May 2012 Melbourne Internet Show Melbourne 30 April – 1 May 2012 Melbourne Social Media World 30 April – 1 May 2012 Melbourne CEBIT Expo 22-24 May 2012 Sydney Cebit Web Forward 22-24 May 2012 Sydney Online Retailer & Ecommerce Conference 17-18 July 2012 Sydney I will keep updating this list as new conferences get announced. So stay tuned! Feel free to leave a comment if i have left any relevant conferences out, or if you would like more information about each conference, please let me know.
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Outsourcing work overseas is a challenge many start ups and online retailers face. These days however, it has become much easier to find overseas professionals with readily available marketplace platforms, like odesk, guru, elance and many more. But managing a person or team overseas is definitely not a walk in the park, and there have been countless horror stories of overseas outsourcing gone wrong. Speaking from experience I have created a list of important things to consider when outsourcing projects overseas. Here are my 15 tips to consider when outsourcing work overseas: 1. Clearly scope out and schedule your project and define deliverables Be very clear on the scope of your project; define your project requirements so that service providers know exactly what the deliverables are and when are the scheduled deadlines. For some service providers you have to literally spell it out, as they will do the absolute minimum based on the project scope. 2. Be very “Choosy” when hiring Be very picky when you are hiring, there are many service providers out there, so you don’t need to be in a rush. Also don’t choose a service provider based solely on price, look at other aspects