Team formation

How do you find team members when you can't pay much?

Lauryn Guerrieri Founder, Coach, and Spiritual Junkie

May 22nd, 2017

So you have a business with a great idea but you don't have enough hands. Is it possible to find co-workers who will work for cheap and grow with you? Or do you find that people only work for full rates?

Anjani Shivam Building business from scratch, Part of three growing startups, developer & sales guy

June 22nd, 2017

Well, if you consider guys like us, we die for the idea if it has the potential. We not only get on board and develop the idea into a business but also minimize your costs at all levels. How we do it? You can ping me at to know more.

Adriano Triches Founder & CEO at Cliix

Last updated on June 22nd, 2017

I've found partners and teammates before to work on a project without remuneration. A lot of people like to work on interesting side projects.

The problem you want to solve has to be a good problem, you have to bring skills and knowledge to the table as smart people like to work with other smart people, the market has to be interesting for the problem you are trying to solve. Than you need to know what are the positions and skills you are looking for. The rest is hard work, knocking on everybody's door that is a good fit.

And please pay attention on the word "side" it has to be a side thing until it gets some traction.

If you need more specifics and tactics let me know, I can definitely help out with that.

Sabina Shrestha Operation, Marketing, Management, Business Development

June 22nd, 2017

Hiring Intern candidates is good idea for that

Artur Abadzhyan Founder and CEO at @jethunter, Serial Entrepreneur, Aviation Lover, Travel Industry Specialist

May 22nd, 2017

Hi Lauryn, great question :)

Well if this is a tech startup then probably you could look for a tech co-founders that will get an equity for their job. You can try to find them on for example.

Hope it will help.

Naresh L V V Entrepreneur, life goals- wealthy i.e. money, relationships, peace, happiness.

June 22nd, 2017

I believe they will give their support, if there is growth in terms of knowledge, personality , learning new stuff which could be of help to carve their furture.

Denis Zubkov Product guy for iOS & web

June 22nd, 2017

These days nobody is wanting to die in the battle if they have kids or mortgage. It's not easy to find a co-worker even if you offer full competitive salary. My personal success was with finding teams and individuals overseas, like eastern Europe, for example. You will have to pay something for sure, but they are way more flexible than mortgage-bound western workers. Negotiate, find what they really want. Some need regular amount of cash plus work/life balance. This equation worked well for me.


May 23rd, 2017

Yes. Seek out your local college career centers and ask for interns. They have job boards you can post to.

Mosh Oshindele Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Digital Marketer

June 20th, 2017

Find people who have the skills and believe in your business idea. Thats it!

Just like men who die for their general i battle even when there is a chance to flee.

Hassan Qadeer Co-Founder and CPO (currently)

June 22nd, 2017

Hire your own trust worthy friend as an intern , then by growth make him/her part of your team and pay him good.

Samuel Vishal CEO & Founder @ Purple Artech Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

June 22nd, 2017

Hi Lauryn ,we can collaborate as we too are working on a similar venture as the Intuitive Network.