Paying more for less doesn’t always give stellar results when it comes to outsourcing work to service providers halfway across the world. In the call centers, even with the right English accent training, it doesn’t mean getting a customer satisfied. It’s all about the performance when it comes to outsourcing. Does your outsourced team perform well in making sure you or your customers are more than satisfied?
Opportunities in freelancing come and go like the wind. How ready are you when it finally comes knocking on your door?
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As freelancing is now becoming the new full time, many are jumping into the freelance caravan with hope of a decent income. The internet makes it possible for people all over the world to get plenty of resources to start their freelance career. Sadly, with opportunities… come lies and myths. Being a seasoned freelancer, I’d say it’s a heaven and hell journey that only the toughest character can make.
Having an online business is a tough work. That’s a fact! From making sure your site is up-to-date to endless streams of emails and phone calls, running your company on the web is time-consuming. When getting viral is the big thing that turns beta sites into an overnight success, there is just an urgent call to invest in social networking. Unlike traditional word-of-mouth advertising, your online business needs a social media presence as part of its marketing strategy. Should you do it yourself or hire someone to work for your social media campaign?
When I started freelancing, I worked like a virtual droid: bid for a project, get the work done, collect the payment, and move on to my next gig. It’s like working in a production line where you get to pack cans of sardines all day – until I realized that dead fishes don’t talk, but my customers do.
After some time, you have decided to finally outsource your work to remote workers and a big question comes to mind: How do you setup a virtual office for your team? If you are a small business doing it the brick-and-mortar way, or a business startup, starting your own virtual office can be quite confusing. Unlike your traditional office where you have a tangible and physical office, running your business in the virtual world means your office can be pretty much anywhere you are.
Have you ever loved those customer loyalty rewards they give you at your favorite shop? Chances are, your repeat clients will love something like this too. Although they won’t be able to clip discount coupons, you can still give them your own version of this loyalty program that will surely include you in your client’s freelancer A-list.
What can be tougher than sorting spam job applications from a real one? You guessed it right: Asking the right questions to help you hire the best experts in the freelance world. Since you will be interviewing someone who may be miles away from you, and who works in totally new ways that are far from the traditional way of doing work – you need to ask the right questions, based not only on a freelancers skills and expertise, but on how one works in freelancing.
No Boss, No Commute, No Cubicle. Who wouldn’t envy a freelancer’s life? Imagine waking up anytime you want, working anywhere you like, and beating your very own deadlines at your own time. This is some fairy tale, and unlike the magical world full of happy endings, freelancing can turn out sour if you don’t know how to face your worst pet peeves. With greater freedom comes bigger responsibilities. Being your own boss can take a toll on your schedule ( not to mention your sanity ),
Ever wonder why you get lousy responses to your job description? It is because you have written a lousy job posting in the first place. You are definitely wanting to hire the best of the best in the freelance arena and you are simply getting nowhere because of the way you write a job placement. You may not give much time and attention to details, but quality counts a lot if you want to hire qualified freelancers out there.