Working with developers, web designers, and using freelance websites

Working with freelancers can be a foreign experience for most people. But finding and hiring people on freelance sites is a lot easier than you might think. And the benefits to your business or blog can be tremendous!

This category contains posts I’ve written about using freelance sites and managing freelancers.

How to Design a Professional Logo for Your Small Business

Do you need a professional logo for your small business? Here’s a simple 99designs tutorial to help you find the right graphic designer and the perfect logo design that fits your company.
Your logo is one of the first impressions you will make on your customers. A low quality logo might just mean a customer moves on to […]

How to Choose a Heatlh Insurance Plan as an Independent Contractor

One of the biggest challenges an independent contractor faces is paying for health insurance. Health insurance is important, since you never know when you could experience a catastrophic health problem. Unfortunately, paying for health insurance can be difficult when you are an independent contractor, since you don’t have “the man” picking up part of the […]

5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Virtual Assistant

As a business owner, sometimes things get a little overwhelming. When you look at all of the mundane tasks you are required to do, and when you think about how much time these tasks suck up, you start to feel bogged down.
One way you can get beyond these feelings, and free up more time, is […]

What Should You Pay a Freelance Editor?

Sometimes, after you have written something, it makes sense to have a writing and editing professional look it over. An outside opinion can be valuable in catching errors, and in helping you figure out how to improve the overall flow and direction of the piece.
It’s also becoming popular for blog owners to hire editors to […]

4 Tips for Managing Your Virtual Assistant

One of the great things about technology is that you can hire someone to work for you as an assistant, and he or she doesn’t have to be in the same office as you.
A virtual assistant can help you with mundane tasks, freeing you up for more important items that can help you grow your […]

International Freelancer Stereotypes: Where to Go to Find Help

When it comes to hiring freelance writers, many entrepreneurs like to look overseas. International freelancers can provide services of fair to high quality at lower prices than what you will pay in the United States, or other developed countries.
Many entrepreneurs like to outsource some freelancing tasks to those in other countries to save on costs. […]

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring International Freelancers

We live in a global economy. It’s possible to do business all around the world, and hire workers from around the world. However, if you hire international freelancers, you need to be aware of these three items:
1. How Will You Pay Your International Freelancer?
No matter where your freelancer lives, you need to make sure he […]

Should You Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

If you want to make sure that your business is properly reporting to the IRS, an Employer Identification Number (EIN) can be helpful.
But do you really need one? And if you do, how can you obtain your EIN?
Do You Require an EIN?
As a sole proprietor, you most likely do not need an EIN. However, other […]

Sole Proprietor: Why You Should Consider a Business Account

As a sole proprietor, your business and personal assets are pretty much considered the same thing. So you don’t have to keep your bank accounts separate if you don’t want to.
Many sole proprietors just keep it all together in order to create less confusion, and fewer items to manage. However, this might not be in your […]

Paying Your Freelancer: What’s the Best Method?

If you hire a freelancer to do work for you, one of the biggest issues is how to pay for the service provided.
There are a number of payment options, and they all have costs and benefits. Whether you are hiring a freelance writer, a web developer, or some other professional, make sure you both agree […]