Masterclass: How to Hire Freelancers
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Masterclass: How to Hire Freelancers

Teaching you how to hire and work with all types of Freelancers in a fruitful and productive manner
4.9 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
830 students enrolled
Created by Robert Gebhardt
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Hire Freelancers in order to make your life easier!
  • Have a mutually beneficial relationship with freelancers that can ultimately push your business forward and help you earn more money
  • Leverage experts in all different fields that are available via the internet in the form of freelancers
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  • This course is for everyone who would like to hire freelancers in order to save time, money and effort, or even to earn money

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. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who have possibly hired freelancers in the past unsuccessfully, or who would like to try hiring freelancers for the first time and do not want to waste time making mistakes.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:39
Start Here
9 Lectures 01:03:07

I introduce myself and explain what you will be getting from this course

Preview 05:05

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.

Preview 06:07

So if you need a freelancer, how do you find one? Where do you go and whom do you ask? 

Where do I find Freelancers?

This part can be tricky, so there are some things to keep in mind when you're hiring so you can plan ahead. 

How the hiring process works

How to tell what you should be looking for in a Freelancer, and how to get the information you want from potential freelancers. 

How to pick the best Freelancers

Ahead of time? After the fact? During? Using milestones? And what is Escrow?

Lecture 6: How to Pay Freelancers

What you should (and should not) be doing once you find a good Freelancer for the job. 

You Found a Freelancer, Now What?

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. 

Are Expectations Being Met?

And we end with the Final Delivery, and what you should be doing during (and after) this stage. 

Final Delivery by the Freelancer
Example: Hiring a Freelance Translator
7 Lectures 35:39
You need a document translated, what do you do?

How to get the Freelancers to come to you

How to pick the right Freelance Translator

A run-through of

Narrow your choice down to the best Freelancer

How to pay the Freelancer

What to do once you receive the Translated document
Hiring a Freelance Book Cover Designer: A Walk-through
6 Lectures 36:42
Starting out: Looking at some options on Fiverr

Checking out 99 Designs in comparison / Making a Choice

Placing the order

Placing the order 2

Looking over the designs

Concluding remarks
About the Instructor
Robert Gebhardt
4.7 Average rating
120 Reviews
1,798 Students
2 Courses
Entrepreneur, Translator

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.