This course will show you how to access experts available all over the world who can help your business or personal life, save you money, save you time, and even earn you money. This is because Freelancers truly are experts in their fields, and they are available (almost always online) for you to work with.
And yet, usually, when you ask someone if they work with Freelancers, they reply with some horror story, or some reason or another as to why they cannot and will not work with Freelancers. And they're not wrong!
Many things can go wrong when working with Freelancers, and many things do! On the other hand, when things go smoothly, the relationships can be extremely beneficial for both parties, becoming more and more so over time.
This course aims to guide you through figuring out what to hire out to freelancers, how to find those freelancers, how to hire and communicate with them, as well as how to ensure that they deliver exactly what you're looking for.
I introduce myself and explain what you will be getting from this course
The first step is to decide what to outsource. Your biggest job? Your smallest job? The job bothering you the most? The one you understand best? The one you understand least? We cover all that in this lecture.
So if you need a freelancer, how do you find one? Where do you go and whom do you ask?
This part can be tricky, so there are some things to keep in mind when you're hiring so you can plan ahead.
How to tell what you should be looking for in a Freelancer, and how to get the information you want from potential freelancers.
Ahead of time? After the fact? During? Using milestones? And what is Escrow?
What you should (and should not) be doing once you find a good Freelancer for the job.
What to do if they aren't, and what to do if they are. And also how to establish what your expectations should be in the first place. This is the part where most people encounter problems when working with freelancers. And this is also when they usually give up, which is too bad since it is so close to success.
And we end with the Final Delivery, and what you should be doing during (and after) this stage.
I am a translator from Switzerland, specializing in Italian-English translations (Italian is one of the official Swiss languages, in case you were wondering).
I have been translating ever since I can remember. In high school I started translating documents here and there for extra money, which continued throughout college and grad school. It took me two jobs (and a Master's degree) to realize that, since translation was always my go-to for extra money, it probably made sense to try making a career out of it. This made even more sense when I realized that most, if not all, of my work could be performed over the web, so I could have a web-based job without knowing how to work on websites.
I spent the last 2 years in Taiwan (and the one before that in Shanghai) and my clients are in the United States, Europe, and China. Freelance translation has allowed me to earn a living while traveling around East Asia.
I am now back in Switzerland and still earning a living from Freelance Translation.