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What to Look for in a Freelance Writer

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 | 2 comments

Hire Freelance Writers

Companies hire freelance writers for a number of reasons. It could be for a temporary assignment, such as writing website copy, or a longer project, such as periodically contributing to a blog. In either case, it can be difficult to find good writers for your company. You probably don’t want to invest a lot of time and money into your search for a freelancer, but you also want to hire a good fit. The criteria for a...

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Should I Leave a Bad Feedback?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014

odesk feedback rating

I’m sure it’s happened to you. You hired a contractor on oDesk, and for some reason it just didn’t work out. Perhaps they stopped responding, or perhaps they just did terrible work. Either way, the question remains: should I leave a negative feedback for this contractor or not? Your gut reaction might be, “Sure, I’m the client. What do I as the client have to lose?” Well, it’s not...

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[Training] Cut Costs via Outsourcing

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014

outsourcing cost savings

Stop and think about your company’s “Profit and Loss” statement for a moment. What’s the most expensive part of running your business? If you said labor, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study found that for every dollar you spend on full-time employees, you spend an additional 40%+ on healthcare, benefits, paid time off, taxes, continuing education, and other expenses. Now, of course, some...

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5 Tips for Balancing Work and Family Life

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

working from home balance

Finding that perfect balance between your work and home life can be difficult in any work situation. But when your office is your home, it can be nearly impossible! Here are a few tips that have helped me. #1: Create a Workspace Whether you have an entire room that serves as your office or just a desk in your living room, make your workspace just that – a workspace. Keep your area clean and free from any distractions....

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How to Survive “Job Lock”

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 | 2 comments

Job Lock

This week I’ve been hearing a lot of politicians and pundits refer to the concept of “job lock.” I have honestly never heard this phrase before. Have you? In a nutshell, the argument goes that Americans are “locked” into their existing 9 to 5 corporate jobs. They are locked because of their need for employer-provided health insurance. In this article, I’ll give you my perspective and...

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