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Below are resources to help you hire and manage freelancers so you can grow your business faster. Contact FreeeUp at any time at Support@FreeeUp.com.

How to Hire a Freelancer Online Course

How to Hire a Freelancer Lesson #1:
Introduction to Save Time With Outsourcing

Overview

In this video series, you’ll get to know Nathan, the CEO of FreeeUp.com. He’s all about outsourcing effectively and hiring great freelancers so that you can get your hours back and grow your business. He’s going to teach you how to take 1-2 new tasks off your plate within the next 7 days using the FreeeUp platform.

Helpful Tips

  • Focus on getting your time back today with remote freelancers.
  • You can take hours off your plate immediately with the FreeeUp marketplace.
  • Keep your time dedicated to growing your business…not working within it.

Homework

  • Prepare yourself to take 1-2 tasks off your plate within the next week.

How to Hire a Freelancer Lesson #2 :
Create a List of Tasks to Outsource from your Business

Overview

Do you spend more than 70% of your time on expansion efforts for your business? If the answer is “No,” you need to start tapping into the power of outsourcing. In this video, Nathan is going to help you get over the fear of outsourcing and teach you how to create a list of tasks that you can start hiring for today.

Helpful Tips

  • Outsourcing is risky…but so is every other area of your business!
  • After 8+ years of outsourcing, Nathan has never had a security issue while hiring freelancers.
  • Freelancers care more about growing their freelancing business than stealing your information.
  • Build trust with freelancers over time to minimize your risk while outsourcing.
  • If you have any questions, reach out to Nathan at Nathan@FreeeUp.com.
  • Create a list of tasks that you can start to outsource today.

Homework

  • Write down all of the tasks that you complete on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Write down EVERYTHING.
  • Order those tasks from least difficult to most difficult.
  • Look at the top 10. Circle 3 and sleep on it.
  • The next day, figure out which one you hate the most.
  • That will be your first task to outsource using this video series.

How to Hire a Freelancer Lesson #3:
Identify the Perfect Freelancer or Virtual Assistant

Overview

This video is all about identifying what your perfect freelancer looks like and then submitting your first Worker Request through FreeeUp. If you don’t know who your perfect freelancer is, you’re not going to succeed with outsourcing. But don’t worry, Nathan will help you create that perfect freelancer description.

Helpful Tips

  • Basic level freelancers: $5 to $10/hour range. They are great if you already have your processes set up.
  • Mid level freelancers: $10 to $30/hour range. They have their own processes and no onboarding is required. They are great at fulfilling projects at a high level.
  • Expert freelancers: $25 to $50/hour range. Top notch consultants. 5, 10, 15 years of experience. Can project manage and create systems and processes.
  • You don’t have to hire a full time VA.
  • There are no minimums hiring through FreeeUp.
  • Write down three things that are most important to you when working with someone.
  • Knowing who you want is part of the secret to effectively outsourcing.
  • Add as much detail to your FreeeUp Worker Request as possible.

Homework

  • Go to FreeeUp.com, click Log In at the top right to get into your FreeeUp account.
  • Click the Request a Worker button.
  • Fill out the details for one task you want to take off your plate.
  • Submit the Worker Request to FreeeUp!

How to Hire a Freelancer Lesson #4:
Interview the Freelancer

Overview

Today is all about setting up an interview with the people you were introduced to from your FreeeUp Worker Request. Once set up, Nathan is then going to teach you how to interview and find the best freelancer for your business.

Helpful Tips

  • If you submitted a request (as we asked in the last video), you should have received an email introducing you to 1-3 freelancers.
  • Log into your FreeeUp account, click Tickets at the top, then View Contact Details for the freelancer.
  • We recommend using Skype to communicate, but you can also email.
  • We also love Calendly…it’s a tool that people can easily set a time to meet in your calendar.
  • 6 Best Interview Practices: Download
  • Ask questions that hit on the important things that you want most in a freelancer first.
  • Reject quickly if there are any red flags based off the things that you want.
  • Introduce yourself by sharing a paragraph about your company and the project/task.
  • Encourage the freelancer to ask questions as well.

Homework

  • Interview 1-3 freelancers that you were introduced to.
  • Choose 1 that works the best.
  • Go to your FreeeUp account, click on Tickets, find the freelancer’s name, and click HIRE.

How to Hire a Freelancer Lesson #5:
Set Expectations with Freelancers Before Giving Them the Task

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Homework

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How to Hire a Freelancer Lesson #6:
Onboard the Freelancer and Get Them Started

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eBooks and Guides

The 10 Most Common Mistakes of Outsourcing 2.0

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Learn how avoid the 10 most common mistakes that business owners make when starting to hire freelancers. Save yourself hours of frustration by reading this eBook.

The 100 Most Popular Tasks to Outsource to Online Workers

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Browse 100 tasks you can take off your plate and pass to a freelancer. Start saving time each day and growing your business faster with freelancers. Wouldn't that be awesome?

A Beginner's Guide to Hiring Online Workers with FreeeUp

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Learn how thousands of businesses are hiring through the FreeeUp Marketplace to find reliable freelancers to grow their sales and cut their costs.

Client Templates

Set Clear Expectations With Freelancers

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Use this template to create your own company expectations that you can share with all new freelancers. Set up freelancers so that they understand how to knock the project out of the park.

Create Project Guidelines to Follow

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Getting and staying on the same page with freelancers can be one of the hardest goals to achieve. Use this template to create an unofficial working agreement together so you are ALWAYS on the same page.

Ask These 6 Interview Questions

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Use the 6 questions in this guide to interview all freelancers you are considering hiring. The questions will help you to recognize red flags and ensure that you're always hiring the best freelancer for your company.

Contact the FreeeUp Internal Team

FreeeUp Internal Team

Jane is online from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm EST Monday through Friday.

Skype ID: janeosiana88. Email: freeeup.josiana@gmail.com

Leiden is online from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST Monday through Friday.

Skype ID: lei_mary. Email: freeeup.lramirez@gmail.com

Ozelle is online from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm EST Saturday and Sunday.

Skype ID: ozellecardines. Email: freeeup.ocardines@gmail.com

Nathan Hirsch, the CEO of FreeeUp is available Monday through Friday.

Skype ID: portlight.nhirsch. Email: Nathan@FreeeUp.com.