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Kristi Hines

Recent Posts

Forget About Using Spreadsheets For Keeping Track Of Your Freelancers

Posted by Kristi Hines on Jan 20, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Are you still using spreadsheets to manage specific aspects of your business? If so, then it's time to stop. While spreadsheets are great for individuals looking to manage small tasks, business owners and managers need to have better control of their projects. In this post, we'll look at the things you can't do well with a spreadsheet in terms of managing your freelance workforce.

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Topics: How-To

5 Reasons You Need To Build Your Freelance Workforce Now

Posted by Kristi Hines on Jan 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Are you thinking about ways to improve your business's marketing strategy in 2016? If so, then you need to start building a freelance workforce now. In this post, we'll give you five reasons you need freelancers as you move into the new year.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, How-To

7 Reasons Why Businesses Should Outsource Content Development

Posted by Kristi Hines on May 14, 2014 3:19:48 PM

Are you unsure if your business should work with freelancers to build a content marketing program? Don’t worry – it’s a question many businesses ask.

The truth is, if you don’t have the resources to dedicate to your content marketing in-house, then you’re going to miss out on all of the benefits of having high-quality on-site and off-site content.

We'll revisit this post later, with a 'part 2' that dives into the opposite side of the debate.

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Topics: Marketing Hacks

The Ingredient Your Remote Team Is Missing: Connections

Posted by Kristi Hines on Mar 4, 2014 1:06:49 PM

65% of large companies outsource content creation and 44% overall outsource B2B content creation, according to the latest content marketing statistics.

For those businesses that hire freelance writers as regular, consistent contributors, a big mistake they are making is not encouraging their freelance writers to network with each other.

Yes, it's true that freelancers are 'independent contributors,' but remember that as human beings, we thrive in collaborative environments.

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Topics: Remote Work

"Should I Hire a Freelancer or Employee?"

Posted by Kristi Hines on Feb 18, 2014 6:44:19 PM

When it comes to getting specific tasks done, businesses have two choices – hire a freelancer or hire an employee.

Both options have their own specific benefits, and sometimes it’s hard to choose which one to go with.

In this post, we’re going to look at the benefits of hiring a freelancer vs. an employee, and how to determine which is best for your business.

From a human resources standpoint, there are lots of benefits to hiring a freelancer to take care of specific tasks within your business.For starters, since a freelancer is not an official employee of your business, you do not have to worry about covering their taxes, health insurance, or offering other benefits.

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Topics: Remote Work