Evaluating Freelancers

Okay, so now you know why you should invest time upfront to do your research and find the best candidates. Now let’s look at some of the steps involved in the actual due diligence process…   Check feedback ratings If you’re hiring a freelancer from a freelancing site (like Elance.com), then you have the advantage…

Read More

Sort Through Prospective Freelancer Candidates

You’ve got your list of freelancers. But don’t hire anyone just yet. That’s because the next thing you need to do is sort through these prospective candidates in order to uncover those who’re most suitable for the job.   Before we get into the details of this process, let me make a couple points:  …

Read More

Posting Projects and Ads

Obviously, the way you approach finding a freelancer is going to depend, in part, on whether you’re seeking a local freelancer, a remote freelancer (or perhaps either one).   So let’s have a look at five of the most popular ways to find these freelancers…   Post projects on freelancing sites One of the most…

Read More

Types of Freelancers

You have a big list of tasks and projects you’d like to outsource. Now it’s time to start advertising your need for these various freelancers by posting projects and/or contacting suitable candidates.   There are two main types of freelancers that you’ll uncover in your search:   Local freelancers – These are the ones who…

Read More

Know Your Niche

Originally posted at: http://darlamittler.com/blog/2012/02/know-your-niche   I always shake my head at large corporations that do well for years and suddenly announce that they are filing for bankruptcy. Inevitably (but not in every situation) the root cause is the same: they expanded too fast and are collapsing under their own weight. Perhaps these mega-corporations bought out…

Read More

Decide What to Outsource

You’ve got a big list of tasks in front of you. But the question is, which of these tasks should you outsource?   If you already have a big business budget in place, then the answer is you can outsource almost everything. This allows you to work just a few hours a week. You’ll use…

Read More

Brainstorm and Evaluate Your Needs

Take out a clean piece of paper or open a new word processing document on your computer and list ALL the tasks you do in your business. This includes your daily tasks (like customer service) to the tasks you do regularly, but less often (like your quarterly taxes).   To help you get started, here’s…

Read More

Plan Your Outsourcing

Before you can run out and start posting jobs to be outsourced, you first need to evaluate your needs. Figure out what jobs you need done, both in the short term and long term, and the variety of areas.   Consider first that each of the jobs you need done will fall into one of…

Read More

Growing Your Business with Freelancers

If you’ve ever wanted to grow your business working just a few hours per week, then outsourcing to a Freelancer is the key! A Freelancer frees up your time so you can do all the things you really enjoy.   But to make the best of this you really need to know how to:  …

Read More