What’s so important about game planning with freelancers?
If you are a business owner looking to see more productivity and success with remote hires, then game planning with them is essential.
If you haven’t already, take a look at hack #1: consistent freelancer motivation of this 8 piece series so you can get caught up on the process because understanding how you can make the most out of your business is something I already know you’re looking into every day.
You want a successful business. However, a successful business is only as strong as its components. I want to continue the talk about how you can be squeezing the most out of your business by sharing some successful tips on the power of game planning with freelance hires.
#1 – Let Them See The Vision
If you want a powerful game plan for your business, everyone needs to be on board. Don’t hide your Top 5 Secrets To Building A Successful Business from the people who can best make use for it to further your business goals. Let them know your ideas and goals. Bring the vision to them and allow them to become part of the process.
When freelancers are allowed into this personal space, they feel they become a part owner of your business. They begin to see flaws and discrepancies in certain areas now, because they’re looking for them more carefully.
By sharing your personal vision for the game plan which you have, you have made them take ownership of the goal.
One of the best ways to get freelancers excited about your business vision is to always have clear communication throughout the body. Everyone should always be on the same page and working towards the same goals. This is what makes a shared vision important and successful in any business.
Personalize their tasks and make them an important key to a specific job. Not only will they have a netter understanding your vision, but they will also develop more loyalty.
#2 – Be a Great Coach
Just like any great coach, your game plan must include a great offense, defense, and special strategy.
Let’s talk about offense. Here’s what it brings.
a – Balance
Bringing balance is important when it comes to a winning strategy online. You want to make sure freelancers are lined up with the correct tasks to expertise level. For example, you don’t want a content writer trying to learn Photoshop and graphic design. Bring better balance by understanding freelancers’ strengths and weaknesses and adjusting thereby.
Balancing freelancers makes you get to know them and their skills better. This also allows you to determine the best person who will give you a quality outcome on the work you have chosen for them. Balance pays off in the end and while it may take a little time to comb through this, it is worth it.
b – Diversity
Having a diverse game plan is one every smart business owner should have. In a coaches checklist, being diversive means to have multiple points of attack on the field.
What is the most important thing for your online business? One of those strategies is how you attack the web with quality content. You should be creating great content on your blog, but there are other points of attack you can follow as well.
Bring more content into the mix by having a guest posting plan of action, a video marketing plan of action, a social marketing plan of action, etc. Once you get all of your attack positions figured out, and you have a great balance, you can begin to attack the web furiously with quality.
If you have diversified freelancers into sections, i.e. content writing, then allow the content writers to determine where they want to attack for you first. It’s a great way to help share the vision and allow them some ownership of your business by plotting their own choices.
Have consistent meetings with remote freelancers to make sure they stay on track with their attack plan and watch the magic unfold.
#3 – Be Consistent With The Follow Up
In any great game plan it’s fun and exciting to lay out the plans and give the direction for attack. However, if you leave the attack in place and never follow up with it, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
Freelancers understand your plan of attack and they understand what they need to do. Now it’s time for you to be the boss and make sure everything is being implemented consistently across the board.
Make your follow ups with each individual department. Create a department head and have a weekly follow up meeting with each person to see how they are coming along with their personal plan of attack.
Always know where freelancers are in their progress and you will see your game plan take shape in the form of meeting your goals.
Game planning seems harder than it is when you have online freelancers leading the charge. But there is a plan of attack you can follow that will always lead to success for your business. Take these tips and adhere to the tactical strategies which will continue to pay out in the future.
Do you have some great game planning tips for someone today? Maybe I’ve missed something which you would like to reveal? I would love to hear about them in the comment section.
Stay tuned for Hack #3 to getting the most out of remote freelancers set to publish 1 week from today. With all 8 of the hacks, you will be able to see a huge change in the way that online freelancers are performing within your business. Hey, you might even reach a point where they are running the business for you.
Wade Harman is a content writing wizard with an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology. He shares social media psychology and other marketing tips online related to cognitive trigger response. He loves to fish and read comic books for fun, to get the creative juices flowing.