How to Use Upwork
You should look into Upwork if you haven’t heard of them by now. It is a useful resource for Real Estate Wholesale Investors. Those that use Upwork are likely using it in a way that doesn’t maximize goals or wind up saving money for the service. Let’s learn How to Use Upwork.
First, if you don’t have an account with Upwork you can create an account here.
Once you have an account you should look around to get a feel for what is being charged by the service providers and the types of services offered on Upwork. You can find almost any service you need at an affordable price on Upwork.
Main Categories for Services offered on Upwork…
Web, Mobile & Software Development
- Design and Creative
- Admin Support
- IT and Networking
- Customer Service
- Sales and Marketing
- Data Science and Analytics
- Accounting and Consulting
- Engineering and Architecture
As you can see Upwork has a service for most every need.
Getting Familiar with Upwork
Once you begin to familiarize yourself with Upwork start looking at freelancers individually for the service you need. It’s important to compare what service providers charge with their experience on Upwork. A point I make is to dismiss service providers that do not show hours or earnings. The reason I do this is because it’s essentially a resume from a potential employee. I wouldn’t hire someone in person that didn’t allow me to verify information and/or statements. The same principle should apply for a stranger online.
Compare Service Providers on Upwork
When you compare service providers it is very important to read reviews of their work. Since Real Estate Wholesale Investors generate a lot of business on Upwork you will find similar job descriptions to the job you need completed. It helps seeing feedback for a service provider from the employer(you) regarding the work.
For example, you need to connect your Investor Carrot site to Podio using Zapier. You might see reviews saying it took too long or difficulty communicating. It will probably be the same experience for you. You may see they did a great job. It will likely be the same experience again. Also, you get to see what they charged for a similar job from the providers that do not hide their earnings. Those jobs are your comps. In the above image there are two different prices however, the cheaper job looks more complex than the other job. You know what they will work for now.
It is important to save service providers that you find and potentially hire in the future. Use it as a short list for future needs so you don’t have to search endlessly. You can easily find the service providers you want to invite to your job and start the interview process. This is the fun part because it’s making a deal. That’s something every Real Estate Wholesale Investor should be good at doing.
Hiring Freelancers on Upwork
When you hire on Upwork you should treat it the same way you would interviewing in person. You are not spending money or making an investment in someone that will waste your time or money because you were afraid to ask questions. You should treat it with the same importance.
During the interview process please take what they say and Google it. See what others say about the same thing. I do this because I am not an expert in the field. If someone told me php didn’t have anything to do with the internet I wouldn’t be able to hold a conversation. I’m not a computer expert so I have no idea what php stands for but it’s pretty important for the internet. You should never pay too much for a service because you didn’t compare providers or wouldn’t research the topic to gain more knowledge. It’s important to remember, knowledge is power. Especially in negotiations and hiring employees.
That’s How to Use Upwork like a Boss.
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