Do You Want To Work With Yaro?
What We Do
Every day we help thousands of people around the world – experts, authors, speakers, teachers, trainers, enthusiasts and coaches – to package up their knowledge into digital products and sell them online through the power of blogging and email marketing.
Through Yaro.blog, the Laptop Lifestyle Community and Laptop Lifestyle Academy, our days are spent inspiring (and being inspired by!) like-minded people who know there is a better way to live and earn a living than battling the usual 9-5 grind or the 12-hour a day startup lifestyle.
Yaro Starak is the author of the Blog Profits Blueprint and founder of Yaro.blog and the Laptop Lifestyle Community. He began blogging over ten years ago initially as a hobby, but transformed it into a training business when his income from blogging surpassed $10,000 a month.
Since then Yaro has mentored thousands of people on how to turn their expertise into a profitable online business. Today Yaro helps people set up their own “Blog Sales Funnel,” a system that combines blogging with email marketing to build a platform to sell their own digital training products.
Yaro has a proven track record of results, with his “graduate bloggers” going on to make thousands of dollars – some even millions – in such diverse niches as book design, ADHD counseling, acne treatment, BMX bikes, skiing, cars, sports news, speed reading, real estate, television production and fat loss.
Yaro’s success has been recognized globally and featured on the Sky News Business Show, Forbes, Problogger and Entrepreneur Magazine, just to name a few. He was also ranked #18 on Business Insider’s Top 100 Podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful.
Why Join Our Team
Work From Wherever, Whenever
Yaro.blog (or YB) team members are free to work in their pyjamas at home, or from a hammock on a tropical island. Provided there is reliable internet and you have a good computer, you can work wherever you want and at whatever time you like throughout the day. As long as the job is done well and timeframes are respected, you have the freedom to create a schedule that gives you a perfect work-life balance.
Get Paid To Learn
When you work with YB, you are being paid to get an education in entrepreneurship. You will work with one of the internet’s most successful and longest standing online entrepreneurs and a team of talented and dynamic individuals in a fast growing and rapidly changing business. Once you’ve become a permanent and ongoing part of the team, you will also have access to Yaro’s highly sought after training courses and eBooks.
We’re constantly coming up with new ideas and projects so we can provide a better service to our members and drive our business forward. Because of this, we’re often hiring new team members and our roles are constantly evolving. When you work with YB you will be challenged to expand your skills all the time and once you have proven yourself capable, there are plenty of ways you can move up and around within the company.
Freedom To Work Your Way
At YB we hire grownups so we don’t micro-manage or play the role of the helicopter parent. You will be expected to get your job done right and done well, and we’ll leave you to get on with it in whatever way you know works for you. If you respect our way of doing things, we’ll respect yours. Creativity and innovation are rewarded so we love it when people take the initiative to come up with exciting new ways to improve and enhance our business.
What We’re Looking For
YB team members and customers hail from all over the world so it is imperative you are culturally aware, a strong communicator (especially via email/chat and phone) and have exceptional English.
Yaro’s top values are reliability, great communication, attention to detail, initiative and the ability to be creative with minimal direction. You should also be able to self-motivate and work productively alone.
The YB team needs professional, A-players who are not just passionate about our business but their role within it. We’re looking for innovative and proactive people who want to be part of our journey for a long time.
What We’re NOT Looking For
Team YB is definitely not for people looking for a short-term gig or seeking free training or mentoring with Yaro. These jobs are not for someone who can’t commit, communicate well and create independently.
The Recruitment Process
What Else You Need To Know
The YB team is made up of self-employed contractors who communicate with Yaro and other team members via Asana for project management and Slack for general chat.
Minimum tech requirements for your remote office are a good internet connection, a reliable computer and a smartphone which can support several new apps.
Unless specified otherwise, we are open to applicants from any country assuming you have reliable internet access and an excellent command of the English language.
All contractors are responsible for recording their hours, invoicing for their time and ensuring they are compliant with the laws and tax regulations in their home country.
Most YB jobs start out as part-time but have the potential to go full time if you prove yourself to be a true A-player. All positions have a 1 to 3 month trial period during which time your output will be evaluated against your effort.
We take applications from any interested job seekers year round so that we have a database to draw on when we need to fill a position. If you would like to work with us but don’t see a job that matches your skills and experience, register your general interest here.
Meet The Team
web designer, tech girlCarly has been YB’s web designer and tech girl since 2013, working with Yaro to develop the YB blog, membership community and affiliate portal. With a background in marketing, Carly launched her web design business in 2006 so she had the flexibility to stay home with her daughter and travel around Australia competing as one of the country’s few female circuit race car drivers. She works from her NSW home but has been known to duck off to Italy to test drive (and hug) the odd Ferrari.
project manager, team leaderLaura is YB’s Project Manager, Team Manager, HR lady, and “Whatever Yaro Needs Done” kind of person. Since 2015, she has helped launch the Blog Money Finder, Power Podcasting and hired a bunch of A-players to join the team. Laura is a French-Australian digital nomad who has been globetrotting for more than 15 years, runs a non-profit organization in Nepal and is an enthusiastic (but not very talented) ukulele player.
customer care, LLA managerAmanda joined YB’s customer care team in early 2016. Since 2008, Amanda has developed a successful online business providing Business English communication coaching for corporate clients as well as web design services. Amanda bounces between her home bases in Canada and Mexico and admits to having been lost in the Canadian wilderness in -34C AND lost in the Mexican desert in +40C and lived to tell both tales!
customer careClaire joined the YB Client Care team in early 2017. Currently located in New York, she taught English in 17 countries before completely transitioning to online education. In addition to coaching international graduate students, Claire also does copywriting and content editing both for YB and entrepreneurs whose first language is not English. In her free time, she teaches ballet to at-risk teens, attends book clubs and is addicted to buying domain names.
customer careCherry is a Blog Mastermind graduate who joined the YB Client Care team in early 2017. She left behind a career in sales and account management to launch businesses in the area of personal development and dogwalking. Originally from the London, Cherry grew up in Africa and is living in Australia… for now. Her passion is adventure – the craziest one so far was spending six months driving from Johannesburg to London in a Land Rover!
podcast managerAlan is a Sydney-based Aussie who joined the YB team as the Podcast Manager in early 2017. While studying Marketing at the University of New South Wales, he has taken on over 20 different paid and volunteer roles to build his skills and experience in entrepreneurship, personal development, digital marketing and venture capital. Alan loves exploring natural scenery and devotes most of his free time to his hip hop dance crew who compete at international championships around the world.
Slide Designer with Video Editing Skills
I’m looking for a creative person who can design slide presentations in Keynote and perform basic video editing.
I’d like to find someone I can engage on a contract basis whenever I create a short online course or webinar. I will send my audio presentation and written notes to you, and you design the slides to accompany the training and edit it together as a complete video.
I would like the new slides to match as closely as possible to my branding and the existing slides we have used for previous courses. All fonts and colour palettes are preselected and you will have access to past designs in Keynote format so you can rework them and use them as inspiration for the new course content.
If this sounds like a good match for you, please email Laura with a brief overview of your experience, your hourly or project rate, and any samples you would like to share of past design and video editing work.
We will select 2 or 3 candidates to complete a small, paid test job to help us decide who is the best fit for the job.
Can’t Find The Right Job? Apply Anyway!
We take applications from interested job seekers year round so that we have a database to draw on when we need to fill a position. If you would like to work with us but don’t see a job that matches your skills and experience, please register your general interest here.