News & Updates
February 5, 2016
You decided to get external help for your business. Perhaps you decided to go completely virtual and have robust team of freelancers. Either way, you’ll be out there looking for the best freelancers your money can find.
Most entrepreneurs think that finding freelancers is just about putting up a project brief and finding the best freelancer(s) possible from the list of applications.
It’s not that easy; it’s also not a one-time affair. Here’s why:
February 4, 2016
Virtual teams are good to have but just like any other managerial work, getting things done through your team can take a lot of time.
Since projects are usually time and deadline driven, and also because a few of your freelancers require you to pay them by the hour, managing your time better is your prerogative. How you use your time and how you train your team to use time is a function of how profitable your business is going to be.
Here are a few ways you can manage your time better when you work with freelancers:
February 3, 2016
They say the people are one of the most important part of the business in fact the quality of your team determines how far your business goes. however finding freelancers is easier said than done. Not every freelancer you talk to Is going to work out for you. Assuming you do find freelancers as part of your team, you won’t go too far with just drones working for you. You’ll need freelancers who are social, active, and easy to get along with.
Here are a few social traits you need to look for in a freelancer:
February 2, 2016
A brief is all that thats between you (the employer) and your freelancers. For most cases, a well-written brief is more than enough and can still get you freelancers as long as you do your due diligence and test your freelancers well before taking them in, all out. But there are times when you need to know more about your freelancers. Who knows? There could be a writer hidden inside a developer or a strategist behind the graphic designer?
Here are ways to go beyond the usual persona and how to find the real talent in your freelancers, if you’d want to:
February 1, 2016
It’s one thing looking for the right team of freelancers; it’s something else to ensure smooth flow of projects. Collaboration with remote teams is usually a hard thing to come by. It’s because it calls for a new kind of leadership; it calls for complete trust, and it requires you to be meticulously organized.
Managing with freelancers requires clearly defined roles, tasks, and project delivery planning. Here are a few project collaboration tools that work really well to manage your remote teams and projects:
January 30, 2016
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January 29, 2016
Video is a great means to tell stories. It can also be used for a lot of other purposes such as explaining things, teaching, showing complicated workflows, and a lot more. Apart from everything else, for virtual teams, videos is the closest you can get to being in person. Bring videos to manage your virtual team full of freelancers, and you’d never even feel that you have a remote team or a virtual company.
As for managing your virtual team and to manage your freelancers, here are different ways you can use video effectively:
January 28, 2016
Telecommuting is a boon come true for not just freelancers but also for entrepreneurs. Human resources is no more a risky endeavour with blind hiring based on static resumes. You now have access to incredible talent locally, nationwide, or even internationally. Projects get done faster (even if there’s a difference in time zones), and you – as an entrepreneur – have almost zero overheads.
Freelancers can jump right in, without any need for training or on-boarding, and get down to working on your projects. Their presence is not needed and their skills obviously get your project moving forward.
But it’s not all roses when you go looking for freelancers to work on your projects. Here’s why you should test your freelancers before hiring them long-term:
January 27, 2016
Entrepreneurs shouldn’t be doing everything themselves. Business is about scale. It’s about bringing in leverage. It’s about multiplying what you do multi-fold.
It’s almost stupidity to insist on hiring full-time staff when you can get super teams at a fraction of the cost, anywhere in the world, and without overheads. This the era of telecommuting and if you stick to the old guns, you’d never how rusty it could get when you ought to fire.
When you are out looking for a team, stop looking for them the traditional way. Instead, check out the virtual hustle. By that, I mean an entire legion of super-talented, hungry, dedicated, and experienced virtual professionals. Here are some quick ways to do it:
January 25, 2016
If you are a freelancer who isn’t a designer or developer, you’d need websites to showcase work, let the world know about your business, and actually get business.
If you are a freelance designer or developer, the world has moved on and you’d need to incorporate faster workflows and maybe embrace some of these website builders below.
Getting professionals to design might just be out of your budget for now (you can always do this later).
So, how do you go about getting a website? Use a DIY website builder.
So, here’s how website builders (drag and drop platforms) can save you money, and we’ll pick the best of the lot: