I’ve paid them in excess of $100k.
They work hard for me and do an excellent job. They are highly motivated to succeed because they know that, if they don’t, they will be replaced. That tends to focus the mind somewhat.
Unlike most employees they don’t:
- Surf the web on my time
- Steal my stationary
- Spend the day chatting to friends
- Complain about their job
- Complain about me to whoever will listen
- Make long distance calls on my dime
The reason is they are all self employed working via freelancing websites.
I would never consider hiring a full time employee because the ones I know do all of the above along with a half hearted job and then expect a pay rise each year.
Are the people working for you motivated to do a great job?