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The HiretheWorld team is based entirely in Vancouver, but we work with a global community (members from 127+ countries), so we encounter a huge diversity of languages on a daily basis.
When I began working with some of our freelancers on projects like our Community Spotlight Series it was clear that I needed to increase my linguistic IQ very quickly. For this specific project, I needed to conduct an interview with John Bermúdez, whose first language is Spanish – and produce two publishable versions of the transcript: one English, one Spanish. Continue Reading
Any good realtor will be acutely aware of how important their image is. Most realtors will have the ability to make a great first impression with their face-to-face interactions. Increasingly however, that first chance lies in your online image.
- Buyers are twice as more likely to go online first, as opposed to finding an agent first when looking for a home (36% online vs. 19% agent).
- 89% of homebuyers used the Internet as an information source.
- 41% of buyers first found their home on the Internet.
Today’s realtors are faced with the issue of creating an online presence that will engage and stand out amongst the masses. While website templates and homemade sales and marketing materials are cheap alternatives, they can’t convey the type of professionalism that will inspire confidence in clients. Utilizing an agency or in-house designer can be costly as there are high mark-ups due to overhead and fringe benefits. As a result, more realtors are hiring online professionals to get better results at more affordable prices.
The following are 3 ways realtors are sucessfully using online professionals to manage their image, and the key components of each: Continue Reading
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but typos can kill (your professional image, at least). Whether you’re publishing a brochure or a blog—anytime you use words to represent yourself—your business, or your brand, there’s the opportunity for credibility-reducing error.
You could ask your mom, boyfriend, or best friend to check your work, but unless they’re editors (no judgment—neither my mom, boyfriend, nor best friend can edit), they probably don’t know what to look for and won’t be able to help to a professional level. Outsourcing the services of a professional copyeditor or proofreader gives your work the oh-so-critical second set of eyes that the people in the following examples probably wish they’d had.
Outsourcing is a great way to grow your small business without having to commit to more in-house staff, but how can you ensure that your contractor is going to deliver precisely the results that you want? While the skills and talents of the hired professional will certainly come into the equation, there are steps that you can take as the employer to get what you want too. This is true of hiring freelance writers, like me, as well as graphic designers, web coders, app developers, and more.
Whether you’re a one-person show working from a laptop in Starbucks or a couple of guys running a small business from your apartment, you never want the size of your business’ workspace to reflect your company’s value. However, to really thrive, companies often need help in a number of fields; tasks like marketing, design and web management require a specialized workforce, but hiring a lot of in-house workers can be prohibitively expensive and pull from your revenue stream. So what can you do to make your small business look bigger to the world?
By outsourcing a web of contracted workers to supplement work in areas other than your primary business, you can produce quality work on a greater scale at a faster pace—creating a larger than life reputation for your company without going over budget.
Here are a few ideas on how to magnify your company’s profile without having to hire an HR department: