Shane Pearlman published the above SlideShare slideshow about hiring and working with Freelancers in your business.
As a Small Business Owner who designs and creates websites I constantly need good people who can help with the workload.
However, like most small businesses, I’m not always busy enough to keep a full time employee busy.
More importantly, I do not want to deal with payroll taxes, benefits and everything else that comes with the standard W2 relationship.
Hiring freelancers allows me to “burst” when I need help, and scale back when things are slower.
As a small business owner, YOU KNOW the help you need. Every book you’ve ever read, every blog post and every successful business owner has told you to stop focusing on the work and start focusing on building the business.
When any small business owner delegates the day-to-day and focuses on selling their business,
growth is inevitable.
As Shane points out, Freelancer does not mean Free.
Being a Freelancer is wonderfully free, powerful and liberating.
Having multiple clients issuing multiple checks is far more financially secure than one job with one paycheck.
However, Freelancing is being a small business owner.
There is a lot more pressure involved with: