Freelancing – A New Way of Making a Living

When we hear the terms “freelancing” or “freelancer” we tend to just think about writers, novelists, journalists, or perhaps even photographers. That is because for a very long time these have been, for the most part, the only known freelancing roles. However, with recent technological advances, and the way our world is so connected now,…

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Is Freelancing Right for YOU?

Ok, you are tired of working for someone else. You are bored with your work life. You want freedom and independence. You want to increase your earning potential. You want to work on your own time and on your own terms. Plain and simply you’ve just had enough and are ready to quit your current…

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Delegate and Manage

As you build your freelancing team, these tasks – delegating and managing – will be the bulk of what you do. That’s because you’ll already have hired and evaluated freelancers.   Yes, you’ll need to hire and evaluate on an ongoing basis, but you’ll have a team in place for long-term and ongoing projects. And…

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Hire the Best Freelancers

If you have just two or three prospective freelancers left on your list after the due diligence process, then you can go ahead and hire them all.   There are two main reasons for hiring multiple people:   You can find out which freelancer does the best job for you.   Remember, even freelancers who…

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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…

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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:  …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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