Hiring a Freelance Designer: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Designing and developing a website or app is tedious work. It requires extensive knowledge of UX, design, and code. While hiring an in-house developer might seem like the best course of action, many small businesses cannot afford to employ such a developer full-time. Therefore, entrepreneurs should consider hiring an independent contractor or freelancer.

There are plenty of platforms on which you can find skilled app designers and developers. But what do you need to know in order to hire the right person for your job?

Here’s a primer on hiring a freelance designer or developer.

Know your business

As the saying goes: you have to know where you are to know where you’re going. Before you start the hunt for a web designer, you must first look at your own business. Who are you? What do you do? What sets you apart from the competition? The answer to these questions will dictate how you start your search.

Think of it this way: you’re selling yourself to a freelancer just as much as they’re selling themselves to you. In order to create a compelling partnership, you must present a knowledgeable, stable front.

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Small Business Management Tips for Growth-Minded Entrepreneurs

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Maintaining a growth mindset is essential for transforming your one-person startup into a thriving business. Focusing on the growth of your business will help you land more customers, expand your market, and optimize your business model to better align with your audience. But finding the time to grow your business can be challenging. There’s just so much to get done every day! Keep reading to learn how you can free up your time and save yourself from a few headaches as you scale your business.

First, make sure you understand the legal implications of making changes to your business. If you change your business address, name, or structure, you will need to report this in your annual report. Don’t neglect this step! Failing to file your annual report could leave you open to state fees or penalties.

Get Comfortable Outsourcing and Delegating

Knowing when to outsource and delegate work is one of the most important business skills you can have. By handing some of your responsibilities off to someone else, you will have more time for business projects that set that stage for growth. Delegation doesn’t have to be expensive. Zapier recommends delegating within your team before you outsource to freelancers. Using automation software can also help you save time without hiring new employees or paying experts to take on your work.

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The 5-Step Career Change Roadmap

Maybe you don’t feel truly fulfilled in your current job, or maybe you don’t think that you’ll have more chances for upward advancement in your field. Perhaps you’re even wondering if you would be happier as a business owner than an employee.

Embarking on a career change for the sake of pursuing your passion can be exciting! Starting your own business can go smoothly with guidance from Oasis Consulting Group, and whether you want to become an entrepreneur or find a job in a new industry, these tips will help you chart a course for your career change.

Schedule Informational Interviews

Are you looking to make a career transition into a new field? To figure out which skills you’ll need to master or certifications you’ll have to earn, you can schedule informational interviews with professionals who already work in your target industry. Indeed recommends coming up with a list of in-depth questions before the interview and rehearsing them in advance. Make sure to thank your interviewee after your conversation!

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This Is How You Can Be More Productive When Working from Home (Without Working at Home)

While studies suggest that working from home makes staff more productive, most parents likely agree that the opposite is true. Kids can be a significant distraction, and so can household tasks and to-do lists. One smart way to get more done is by setting up a temporary home office in a vacation home. Setting up your remote home office just takes a bit of know-how and preparation.

Maintain the Office Mindset

Finding a distraction-free workspace that can keep you focused and productive is essential.

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Summer Reading Material That Makes Good Business Leaders Great

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Summer is the ideal time to dive into a good book. You can sit in the sun and enjoy the fresh air, whether you’re on your lunch break or enjoying a quick getaway to your own backyard.

While you’re enjoying your time off, why not take the opportunity to read something that helps you to grow as a business leader? Leaders set the tone for organizational culture, influence change, and directly affect morale. That can sound like a heavy load to bear, but the following titles will ease you into positive growth in both your personal and professional life.

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Exciting Business Opportunities Created by the Pandemic

Have you always wanted to launch a business? If you’re waiting out the pandemic before moving forward, you’re not alone. It’s true that fewer businesses are started during periods of economic uncertainty, but postponing the launch of your business could mean missing out on certain advantages, including low interest rates, affordable equipment, access to a large pool of talented job seekers, and increased consumer demand for innovation. Some of the most iconic businesses were launched during recessions! As it turns out, the pandemic is a great opportunity for prospective entrepreneurs.

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Cheers to Another Year! Here’s to Whatever Comes Next.

Be safe no matter how you celebrate!

Did You Know: If Santa is the most common symbol associated with Christmas, then Baby New Year is the symbol most commonly associated with….you guessed it, New Year’s! Baby New Year is often seen in a diaper, black top hat, and a sash showing the numbers of the new year. Myth states that he matures into an old man during the year.

How are you celebrating your New Years Eve?

Today is Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Team at Oasis Consulting Group!

Did You Know: Santa Claus did not always dress up in red clothes – Santa Claus initially wore clothes that were in green, purple, or blue. For many years, this was the common theme for the jolly old man at the North Pole. However, Coca Cola decided to dress him up in colours that match their brand and that stuck. So this is why he is always in red clothes now!

What was your Favorite Christmas Gift you have ever received?