If you work with a freelance team, it’s quite possible you’ll greatly benefit from hiring a project manager. You can delegate plenty of tasks to him or her while you focus on the big picture and grow your business for real. Let’s have a look how a project manager can save you time and money in the long run.
Every experienced and successful freelancer has most probably crossed paths with i-know-it-all type of clients. Working with freelancers is not like managing an employee. We, freelancers, don’t like clients who micromanage their team; clients who think they could do the work better than whoever they hired and end up wondering why they hired them at all in the first place (although the freelancer’s work is superb).
Today’s post is for such clients – to help them understand what their attitude and mindset should be, if they want to have a successful and fruitful working relationship with a freelancer.
This post is a bit different than the rest on this blog – I was a guest on Ashley Faulkes’ latest podcast on his blog Mad Lemmings where we discussed how a small business owner can start working with freelancers to free up time and focus on their business. Read on to see what key points Ashley and I discussed in this audio.
Working with freelancers can be very easy or very hard. It depends on how well a client chooses their freelancers and vise verse – how well a freelancer chooses their clients. Starting a trial assignment is the easiest way to determine if a client and a freelancer are a good match.
Before you commit to working together in the long-term, start a trial assignment.
Plagiarism is usually associated with pirated movies, music, software, and in the context of freelance – copyrighted content such as written text, design, code, images, and more. I’d like to draw your attention to another type of freelancer-plagiarist though. Read on.