Freelancers

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The Top 10 Mistakes Freelancers Make

Freelancing. It’s hard work! I see mixed responses on the faces of people when I tell them that I earn money as a freelance writer. Most people appear impressed and assume that I jet around the world from assignment to assignment. But the truth is, it’s a real job that takes a lot of effort.

From marketing my own services to delivering content to clients, I own the process from start to finish. It’s a big responsibility. I often have new freelancers ask me how I’ve made a living in this crazy industry. […]

2019-09-03T05:40:58+01:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

Five Tips for Hiring Freelancers

As your business grows, so too does your payroll. Hiring can be one of the biggest struggles for growing business. The amount of time, money, and other resources needed to find, vet, hire, and train new employees are overwhelming. And, when these new employees don’t work out, you find yourself in an even bigger hole than before.

Therefore, many successful businesses are turning to short-term contractors, or freelancers, to alleviate some of the bandwidth struggles they are experiencing. Using a freelancer can make sense if you want to mitigate the risks of new […]

2019-09-03T05:41:36+01:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

The Introverted Freelancer: A Survival Guide for Live Networking Events

In high school, when my friends and I would go to a restaurant, we’d give our name to the hostess as Papa. We’d clutch our stomachs with laughter when it was our turn to be seated and the hostess called out Papa-party of 5, your table is ready!

Well, guess what? As a freelancer, you’re a pa-pa-party of 1 and that means everything in your business falls on you. Your brand image, your sales, your work product, your marketing message. You’re it! In order to find new business and generate leads, you’ve got […]

2019-09-03T05:41:40+01:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

Flexible Staffing Options: Get Help Without Hiring Full-time Employees

At some point, growing businesses need more hands on-deck. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to invest the money to hire full-time employees—yet. Before you hire full-time employees, there are other staffing options you can explore.

Bring on Extra Help With Our Six Flexible Staffing Options

1. Family and Friends

Starting a business requires long hours and time away from family and friends. You can avoid the separation issue (and create new bonds) by hiring family and friends to help run your business. Family businesses account for 64 percent of […]

2019-09-03T05:41:46+01:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: , , , , , |

Be Your Own HR Department with These 5 Tools

Small business owners wear many hats when running daily operations – especially when they are just starting to build their company. Their tasks include administrative work, client servicing, finance requirements and more.

One of the most tedious tasks of running a business is taking care of HR requirements. Unfortunately, your HR responsibilities don’t end when an applicant signs the employment contract. This part of the business plays an important role in keeping the company running smoothly on a daily basis. However, small businesses don’t always have the luxury of […]

2019-09-03T05:41:54+01:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

Hiring the Best Candidates: 3 Filters to Add to Your Interview Process

Some studies estimate that the cost of hiring someone is approximately six to nine months’ of their salary. An employee making on average $40,000 might cost $20,000 or more to find if you factor in the time to recruit, screen, hire and train new employees. With so much on the line for finding a great candidate, it’s critically important to do your best to screen potential employees as rigorously as possible.

Weeding out those who aren’t qualified is easy, but screening the final group for the star performer in the mix is difficult. […]

2019-09-03T05:42:37+01:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , |

7 Smart Things Freelancers Can Do For Their Taxes Before 2016

Taxes may be the last thing you want to think about as a freelancer, but they’re still really important to pay attention to. Looking back, did you maximize your business expenses and keep your accounts in order? If not, there’s still time to set yourself up for success come tax time next year.

2019-09-03T05:43:58+01:00December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |