The New Way to Work
Remember the days when you had to work in a freezing cubicle, deal with office politics, sit through dozens of boring meetings, and count the minutes until the day was over so that you could sit in gridlock on the commute home? That’s so yesterday!
For entrepreneurs, business owners and managers who use Elance.com, those days are over. I’ve been using Elance for almost eight years, and it’s changed my life.
Outsourcing through Elance has allowed me to start my own businesses online and with a very small budget, and expand at a rate that I could afford. I’ve created three companies with the help of the talent I found on Elance and I consider it an essential tool for success.
These are the benefits that I’m getting out of using Elance:
- No office politics and no drama.
When you work by yourself, you can focus on managing work instead of massaging egos.
- Short meetings.
I spend maybe 5-10 minutes a day on Skype meetings with my developers. Shorter meetings means more time getting things done.
- Easy firings.
If someone doesn’t do a good job, I simply don’t hire them again. That’s much easier than handing out a P45 to someone who works with you at the same office.
- I get to be picky.
When I post a project and get dozens of bids, I can be as choosy as I want to be and hire only the best talent.
- I get a lot more done.
I hire people to help me with the dull, time-consuming stuff, so that I can focus on my highest income producing activities. For me, that’s product development and marketing.
- Working with talent around the world is fun!
I’ve had the opportunity to virtually meet and work with a number of great, talented people from across the globe.
- I’m free to make my own schedule.
I can punch 16 hours on one day, and then put in just one or two hours on another day. And if I don’t feel like working, I don’t need to call in sick. I get to choose my time off.
There is an art to outsourcing though. I’ve learned to identify which types of work fit suppliers from which countries best. And, in time, I got better at hiring the right people.
When there is so much talent available at my fingertips, I can achieve more and save more, giving me more time and money to invest back in my companies. To me, Elance has meant a much better lifestyle, an upgrade to first class. If you’re looking to start working at home either as “talent for hire” or a “buyer”, Elance is your new best friend.
Special thanks to Tina and Giles for helping me create this video, we all had a great time!
meravkn @ elance.com
Contact me at merav @ ijoomla.com
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