What you need to understand as a business owner, is hiring is the only way to scale. -Nathan Hirsch
Adding one freelancer to your business is one thing, but figuring out the structure once we have 3 or 4 people, it can be challenging to know where to plug them in. What’s the best order to build a freelance virtual team? How do we prevent turnover in our freelance workforce, especially when it comes to the people that are integral to our business? How do we maintain company culture and high standards, as well as keep everyone accountable when we have a remote workforce?
On this episode, co-founder and CEO of FreeeUp, Nathan Hirsch shares insights on hiring and succeeding with virtual teams at a high level.
3 Things We Learned from Nathan Hirsch
- The ideal situation for hiring a freelancer
- What to do in the first 3 hours of working with a freelancer that will make or break that relationship
- Why Nathan opened an office, paid for his remote workers to relocate and show up to an office, and ended up shutting the whole thing down and going back to remote.
About our Featured Guest:
Nathan Hirsch is a 28 year old serial entrepreneur who is an expert in hiring online and building eCommerce businesses. He co-founded his first eCommerce company out of his dorm room in 2009 drop shipping products on Amazon.com and built it to sell over $25 million worth of product over 5 years. While scaling, Nathan discovered the power of outsourcing and ended up building a remote army of freelancers.
In 2015, Nathan co-founded and became the CEO of FreeeUp, an online hiring marketplace that allows business owners fast access to a hand-picked network of top talent freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing, web development, and much more who have already been vetted for skill, attitude, and communication. FreeeUp interviews hundreds of freelancers each week and only allows the top 1% of applicants into the network. The company has been growing at rapid paces (500%+ YoY) and has quickly become a top destination to hire online for over 3,000 businesses around the world. Nathan has built his personal brand to be synonymous with online hiring and entrepreneurship through 75+ guest appearances on top podcasts: Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas, Eventual Millionaire, and more. Nathan has also become a regular speaker at industry conferences where he teaches other business owners how to hire freelancers and gain back more time in their growing businesses. Go to FreeeUp.com for more information.
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