7 Mistakes First-Time Employers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

When done right, hiring a freelancer is one of the best ways to take control of your schedule and grow your business. But like any time you try something new, it’s easy to take some missteps the first time around. Here are the most common first-time employer mistakes, and some tips for getting the most… Read more »

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Drowning In Quotes? 5 Ways to Simplify The Hiring Process

Let’s face it – time is money, especially when you’re running a business. The less time you can spend on hiring freelancers to grow your business, the better. Use these tips to take the hassle out of finding freelancers and selecting the best quotes. 1. Have a clear idea of the guru you want to… Read more »

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Outsourcing 101: How to Grow Your Business by Hiring Freelancers

When you hire skilled freelancers to do the tasks you don’t have the time or ability to do, you can focus on what you do best. And outsourcing work isn’t just for big companies! Technology has made it possible for companies of every size to hire freelancers virtually anywhere in the world. Don’t let busyness… Read more »

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7 Surprising Reasons You Aren’t Getting Quotes

I remember a job interview I went to once that really frustrated me. I found the job posting online, applied for the job by sending a cover letter, my resume and my portfolio, received a call back and drove across the city for the interview. The interview went really well and I had a great… Read more »

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How To Protect Your Big Idea When Hiring Freelancers

You have an original idea and you’re ready to hire a freelancer to make it happen. Great! But if you’re like many entrepreneurs, you might be afraid of losing your competitive advantage. How can I ensure that my idea won’t be stolen by the freelancer I’m hiring?  Don’t let fear get in the way of your success…. Read more »

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Reviewing an Agreement: The 5 Most Important Sections

Once you’ve hired a guru, the next step – and it’s an important one – is to ask them for an agreement. Be sure you review it carefully before accepting, because your agreement determines several things: How much and when you will pay. The type of invoices you will pay. The minimum SafePay balance you… Read more »

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