One of the most effective ways to scale your business, is to take on additional staff. Whether you are a freelancer who wants to outsource some of your recurring tasks, or a business owner who wants to expand, hiring a freelancer is a great way to grow your operation. With online workplaces like Upwork (formerly Odesk) and Elance giving you access to thousands of workers, of all abilities, from all over the world, the process of hiring a freelancer for a small job or ongoing employment has never been easier. However, hiring and working with freelancers from these online workplaces doesn’t always result in success. As the process of signing up, posting a job description, and hiring a worker for your project, can be completed in just a few hours, it’s very tempting to dive right in and get started. However, as with hiring any worker, the more preparation you can put into the process beforehand, the more likely you are to have a positive experience and get the results you want. In this article we will provide you with some actionable advice and tips you can use to ensure that you are able to successfully hire and work with a freelancer. This can then help you to grow your business or outsource
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