This is an excerpt (a pullout) from the ebook, The Freelance Writer’s Outsource Package: How to Build a Six-Figure Freelance Business by Outsourcing. In this pullout, we focus on info on hire to hire reliable help, specifically:
Part III: How to Hire Qualified Outsourcers;
PART IV: How to Determine What to Pay When You Outsource;
PART V: Non-Compete / Non-Disclosure & Independent Contractor’s Agreement; and
PART VI: 1099ing Freelancers
I’ve been a freelance writer since 1993 and receive questions from others about every aspect of freelance writing. It’s one of the reasons I started InkwellEditorial.com, a niche site about how to start a successful freelance writing career.
Why I Started to Receive Questions about Outsourcing
These really started in earnest when I started doing SEO writing. I wrote an ebook about my successful foray into this niche (How to Make $250+/Day Writing Simple, 500-Word Articles). In it, I detailed how I got so busy within the first couple of months that I had to outsource.
More questions came in, so I started a separate blog catering to this niche (SeoWritingJobs.com).
This signaled a couple of things to me: i) that many are not only finding success as freelance writers, they’re taking it to the next level and hiring others; and ii) there’s tons of work out there (especially for web/SEO writers) and many are finding it – and outsourcing it.
Hence, the need for info on outsourcing more than ever!
Questions about Outsourcing from Freelance Writers
Following is a detailed question that one freelancer sent in.
I have come to the realization that even when I’m swamped with work there is obviously only so much I can accomplish as an individual.
I would like to look into outsourcing my work. The main concern I have is how to have faith that a person will do the job with flying colors. I have placed a few craigslist ads . . . so I do have some people I’d like to try.
When you first went about hiring people to represent your hard work, did you draw up a contract with them? If so, what kind of issues do you feel is a MUST?
The last question I have is how to decide what kind of pay rate for the people I’d be outsourcing to? I can’t offer the moon & the stars right off the bat & I don’t want to lowball anyone.
Never Look for a Job Again!
This ebook will answer all of these questions and more, helping you to build a thriving freelance writing business that ensures you’ll never have to look for a job again – ever.
Following is the Table of Contents for the info covered in this pullout, Part II. See the full Table of Contents.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART III: HOW TO HIRE QUALIFIED OUTSOURCERS
Checklist of What to Look for In Freelancers You Outsource To
Freelance Writer’s Outsource Checklist
Why It’s Important to Trust Your Gut When Outsourcing
8 Outsourcing Tips I’ve Learned the Hard Way
How to Determine When to Pay Freelancers: Don’t Make This Mistake
How to Determine What Deadlines to Give Freelancers
Where to Advertise to Find Reliable Outsourcers
The Difference between Placing Ads on Freelance Writing Sites and on Sites like Craisglist
How to Write an Effective Freelance Job Ad
PART IV: HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT TO PAY WHEN YOU OUTSOURCE
Freelance Writers: How I Determine What to Pay Outsourcers I Contract With
Freelance Business Owners: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty about What You Pay Other Freelance Writers
PART V: NON-COMPETE / NON-DISCLOSURE & INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR’S AGREEMENT
How to Handle Writing for Clients Who May Be Competitors
Confidentiality, Non-Compete & Work-for-Hire Agreement
PART VI: 1099ING FREELANCERS
What’s the Difference between an Employee and an Independent Contractor
How to Determine If You Need to Issue a 1099-MISC to a Freelancer
What a 1099 Looks Like
What a Filled Out 1099 Form Looks Like
Documents to Get from Freelancers to Properly Prepare 1099 Tax Forms
When to Send 1099s to Freelancers You’ve Used the Previous Tax Year
How to Find a Reputable Accountant
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