Outsource your “Busy Work”

All businesses have certain tasks and activities that must be accomplished on a regular basis in order for the business to continue to run and function: telephone calls; emails; filing; bookkeeping; documents; etc. etc., etc. Every one of these tasks and activities do nothing to generate profit for the business, although they are essential for…

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Basic Business Knowledge is Vital

All businesses have two things in common, no matter what type of business or where it is operated. It is a business and it must be run like a business! While a college degree in business or accounting is not essential, knowledge of at least some of the more simple and basic business practices is….

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Be the 10%

Every day millions upon millions of people are dragging themselves out of bed, taking a shower, getting dressed, gulping down a quick cup of coffee, and maybe scarfing down some breakfast if there is time, to head out to jobs in big office towers or factories; the brick and mortar world. All the while these…

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Attitude

Attitude: A settled way of thinking or feeling, typically reflected in a person’s behavior. We all know the phrase, “He/she has an attitude!” But we usually think of it in a derogatory or sarcastic sense. We don’t think of attitude as something positive and necessary to be successful in business, and in life. Many people…

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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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