How To Find And Hire FREELANCERS

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Welcome to the ten minute MBA, I'm yourhost Scott de Clary on the ten minute NBA, I teach you tools, strategies,tactics and sights that you can use to start scale grow or ten X, YourBusiness. Today, I'm going to be teaching you how to effectivelyoutsource what it is and where to go to find freelancers part time, workershourly workers that you can use for a variety of tasks. But first, let's justspeak about free lancing outsourcing. I've used almost I'm trying to thinknow in my my last company when I first joined outside of the CEO and the C to,and maybe a few maybe a few otherindividuals in the company, I would say about fifty percent of the company wasoutsourced and I was able to take that company as able to grow that companyand actually eventually exit that company and we were acquired, and wedid that with about fifty percent of...

...our team being part time or freelancedor even full time, but just outsourced. So, whenever you're starting thebusiness you're launching a project you're starting a side hustle, it couldbe your first product you've ever taken to market. It could be a new projectwithin a well established company. Hiring a freelancer may be a newexperience for you, but it is one of the best ways to bring specialistsexpertise to your group to your company, especially if that expertise is notneeded long term, or perhaps you don't even know where to go, to look for thatexpertise. You've never hired. Somebody like this and you need some help.Finding talent that is vetted that you know is going to work out, or at leastthere's going to be a better chance of it working out. So this is why I always suggest that you look to freelancing platforms or contract platforms. Basically, what these are free, lancers,let's just use the term free Lancers Free Lancers, are often very flexible,very cost effective, but it can be...

...difficult how to find the right matchfor your project. So hopefully this will give you a little bit of insight,but first, let's define a few things. So Free Lancers are self employedindividuals who are hired by clients to provide specific services, usually onshort term contract basis. The most popular areas for freelance work wouldbe software and web development, writing copy writing, teaching,tutoring, graphic design, sales and marketing virtual assistance andadministration. These are just some of the things that you can hire afreelance for, but effectively you could hire a freelancer for absolutelyanything and when you hire a freelancer you're going to be saving a little bitof money because you're not going to be paying for employee benefits, TACpension and potentially office space supplies, usually because they alreadyhave this set up for themselves. Of course, they're not on your full time,payroll they're easy to replace if they aren't a right fit. There's a lot ofexpenses associated with hiring...

...somebody, and if you hire somebodythou're, not a good fit, then it's very expensive to replace them. So FreeLancers can scale up and and if they don't work out, they're, not full time,they offer high quality of work all the time their rating and their futurecustomers require them to give it there. All because there's usually feedbackmechanisms that are built into the market places that you can go to to getfree lancers, so if they do not deliver or if they over advertise, their skillsets then there's a good chance that their future potential work may beseverely impacted if the person who hires them gives them a negative rating.So you generally after reviewing the reviews and you review their ratings onsome of these platforms that I'll speak about. You generally have a good ideaof what you're getting yourself into. Another thing is that these freelancers usually are global, meaning that they don't have to come into theoffice, so you can access the best person for the job, regardless of thephysical location. Also, you can scale...

...up and scale down, meaning you onlyhire them when you need them, you aren't paying people all the time,regardless of the amount of work and also if, for example, perhaps you dohave talent on your team, there's a very specific or diverse task that youneed to have taken care of and the people that have been working on yourteam. For the past ten or fifteen or twenty years, don't have thatparticular skill set instead of hiring full time. Perhaps you can hire parttime and you can hire a freelancer to add that very specific or diverse skillsaid that your team doesn't have now there's also several cons. You have tobe aware of when you're hiring a free lancer, so they may not be availableimmediately or they may not have the amount of time that you required tocommit to the project if they have multiple contracts on going, they don'thave as much knowledge of the company your product, your workflow, yourcustomers, that a long term employee would have they're, definitely not ascommitted, because this is a transactional agreement. There's athere's, a dollar value attached their time so e. They may choose anotherclient over you if they're offered...

...better terms they're, not working forfree, even though you know your employees shouldn't be either butthey're not going to put an extra time to get things done. It's really it'svery very black and white transactional, and also it's hard to really build atrue report with somebody quickly. Mostly because you're hiring thesepeople virtually or you're hiring them remote and you don't see them in person.So, of course, this is more normal now and ere getting better at interactingvirtually now and building report now and hiring virtually now, but stillit's not as good as it could be if it was in person, but I will always saythat outsourcing is ideal if you're a small company, if you need a position,filled for a short period of time. If you need a person with a specific skillset or specific experience, you will find some incredible people that, liketo commit the recurring work with their clients, you can build a professionalrelationship with a freelancer. You can teach them more about your company overtime and it's actually happened, and this is not so unnormal that youactually end up hiring that person once...

...they fill the role for a period of timeand you start to really Mesh and you start to understand how each otherworks, and you realize that person is a good fit and you just hire them fulltime. So now that you know what a freelancer is and the benefits andpotentially some of the things you should think about, if you're going tobe hiring a free answer, you have to know where to go. So how do you connectwith Free Lancers and right now? The most popular way to hire freelancers iswith online platforms. All of the online platforms that I'm about tospeak about, allow you to post jobs so that freelancers can see and apply forthese jobs. You can also browse freelance or profiles and contact anythat, you might think, would be a good fit for the position. There are someplatforms that cater to just every single potential job opportunity underthe sun, but there are also some to cater to more specific kinds of freelancers, for example, virtual provides virtual assistance and sites likeninety nine designs, design, Hill design contest provide graphicdesigners, but let me go through some of the larger and more popularfreelance platforms that can give you...

...access to a variety of differentfreelancers. A variety of different skill sets many of these platforms thatI going to speak, but also use escrow, meaning that your client, like you, theclient their money, is saved on the site when you start contacting thefreelancers, start the contract off and it's only released when the work iscompleted. This means that you have a extra added layer of security, and youdon't have to worry about that trust in somebody screwing you over when you'reworking with unknown clients, because you don't have to worry about thefreelance or running off with your money and the freelancer doesn't haveto worry about whether or not there's a question mark as to whether you'regoing to pay them at the end of the job. So it works for both parties, so themost popular one of the most popular one that I use personally quite oftenis upward. It is a brand name in free lancing platforms that has about onepoint: five million users, and it includes every single job type that youcould possibly look for, that a freelancer could be used for freelancers are verified by up work,...

...administration and they're reviewed byevery client after completing every single job. So you can read the reviewsbefore hiring them. When you post a job on up work, you can post how muchyou're willing to pay the expected amount of the job the expected time.The job will take the level of experience that you would like thefreelancer that you could potentially hire to have and the money that you payis put into escrow when the contract begins and is released to thefreelancer. Once you confirm the work is complete and once the free answerconfirms, the work is complete. This ensures that both you, the client andthe freelancer are protected. Another site is people per hour. People forhour is mostly aimed at web projects, but anything can technically beadvertised. This means there are some marketing and software developer FreeLancers on this site, but you will also be able to fill a writing or graphicdesign position. Freelancers must pay to use people for hours once they havesent fifteen proposals to de Client, which means that there are fewer userson the platform, but the ones that are...

...on are serious about using the platformbecause they're actually paying to be there. Guru is another platform. It's acompany that has grown immensely in the past ten years. I think, there's morethan one million jobs completed on the platform. Guru's freelancers can uploada portfolio of their work for potential clients, so that you can examine thebefole before hiring them. Freelancers can see how much a client has spentthrough the site before working with them to see if they are viable and howmuch they can expect to earn. Guru is very, very similar to upward and it'sin its inclusion of portfolios and client reviews and then the last. Thelast sight that I've used personally is top towel top towel does not cater toall freelance areas. It focuses on web developers. Designers and financeexperts top tall is exclusive when it comes to freelancers. The cite onlyemploys, and basically people who have passed a very extensive screeningprocess. They want to have a higher level of Free Lancer. It boasts that itonly accepts three percent of the Free...

Lancers that apply to the site, whichmeans that you could expect to pay a little bit more, but you may get alittle bit more quality and the last sight that I have not personally used,but I did a little bit of research, for it is actually called freelancer. Sofreelancer allows free answers to brows and apply for jobs according to theirskill level. There are also hourly and long term contract similar to what youcan do on upward or top towel or guru. Freelancer offers contests where aclient posted job with the money prize and the freelancers bid on the projectwith their submissions. This style means that the freelancer must put in alittle bit more work for jobs. They may not get, but it also allows pentalemployee employers. Excuse me to see exactly what they're paying for soafter you've decided. There's a few sites that I just mentioned to decidewhich side to use take some time to browse other jobs before posting yourown. So what job details are clients mentioning up front? Are they offeringour hourly or flat rates? It can also be useful to browse freelances profilesto see what you can expect from other...

...people who apply for your position. Sofreelance profiles will also give you a good idea of how much is considered areasonable rate of pay. If you aren't sure exactly how long a project willtake at least give an estimate, freelancers will be organizing otherjobs to begin working with you and they'll be organizing other jobs tobegin after working with you. So it's unfair to expect them to act as thoughthey only work for you and just keep that in mind when you're thinking aboutwhy you're using a freelancer, it shouldn't just be to find somebody whoyou can get rid of at any point. The goal should be to set up a fair andproper project. You can scale up as needed, but set the expectations upfront so that you again like any person you're ever working with. You have goodcommunication, your transparent you're, honest and you build that good workingrelationship from the Gecko anyways. These are some of the benefits andplaces define free lancers. Just to get your mind thinking about how you canreally scale a new project, a new business, a side hustle. I would highlyrecommend that if you are building...

...something- and you have not usedfreelancers yet for some portion of your project, you start to look intousing freelancers because it can be a very cost, effective resource,effective and time effective way to scale your business anyways. I hopethat helps if you have any business questions at all. Don't worry! I gotyou. This has been another ten minute NBA! That's IT for tonight! I'll seeyou tomorrow. I differ tonight I'll see you tomorrow different a.

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