415: Hire The Right People For Your Agency (How To Hire Freelancers)

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By Deniero B. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
I can’t believe I wasted a full year working with a mediocre team. And the sad part is that I thought I had done everything right. I posted a job, went through the job applications, booked and ran ten interviews, and picked the best candidate. Little that I knew, people can be amazing during the interview process but turn into below-average contractors once they start working. I had to change something. Enter the tryout model. I come from a digital marketing background, so my number one focus is testing, testing testing. Why didn’t I think about it earlier??? All I needed to do was hire four or five contractors (the ones that aced the interview) and give them a trial project to work on. The variables were all the same. They were working on the same project. Sure, I was paying four people to do one task, but the upsides of this project are unbelievable. At the end of the four-hours, I had a clear understanding of their communication skills, attention to detail, speed, and coachability. All I needed to do at this point was hire the winner for the full project. Interestingly enough, I actually ended up keeping other freelancers in mind for future projects. Applying the split testing model to real-life projects has been a game-changer in my business and I know that you will find the same!SHOW LESS

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