$100k to People I’ve Never Met
I have a small army of people working for my company and yet I’ve never met any of them.
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?
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So true. As a freelancer, I?m paid by the project and expected to hit deadlines. If I?m able to complete the project in less time than anticipated, great for me. If it takes me more time than anticipated than I?d better find a way to fit those hours in and still meet the deadline. The client pays the agreed fee for the agreed work and gets on with his or her business. I get on with the next job. It works well for all concerned 🙂
While thinking about what you had to say here (how often am I guilty of ?) I noticed one of your subject categories is ?outsourcing?, so I followed the link to read those posts. ?7 reasons you need a cleaner? and ?Eliminate before you delegate?. Good points in each, though I especially liked all the reasons I need a cleaner 🙂
I just read them too, thanks for mentioning them Norah. I?ve not read ?The 4-hour workweek?, which Paul recommends in ?eliminate before you delegate?. Will add it to my reading list.
Just checked – “the 4-hour workweek is still available on amazon.com. What do you think? A good holiday gift for oneself? I’m definitely thinking about it!
A four hour workweek sounds good to me 🙂 And seems to be in line with Pau?s message about internet marketing; if done right your website can help you earn money while you?re otherwise not working. I just noticed one of the categories for these posts is ?internet marketing?. I?m going to link through to see what he has to say!
Great suggestion Lou! Browsing through the categories is like browsing through a library ? you never know what gem you?ll find on the shelf.
Next week is Christmas week – happy holidays all! (But no goofing off on the job 🙂 )