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You want a freelancer who’s talented, reliable, flexible and affordable—someone who understands your business needs, has expertise in your industry and hits every deadline. Too much to ask? Not at all. Help! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy reveals the keys to driving loyalty and results from your creative workforce, including: • What freelancers want, and how you can use You want a freelancer who’s talented, reliable, flexible and affordable—someone who understands your business needs, has expertise in your industry and hits every deadline. Too much to ask? Not at all. Help! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy reveals the keys to driving loyalty and results from your creative workforce, including: • What freelancers want, and how you can use that knowledge to create a positive client-freelancer relationship • Where to find freelance talent, and the critical questions you must be ready to ask and answer during the negotiation and deal-making process • How psychology and motivational techniques can incentivize a freelancer to perform at a higher level • Which troubleshooting strategies are best to use if you encounter a difficult freelancer The creative process is lot less stressful and more productive when you’re working with a freelancer who’s as committed to your business success as you are. So don’t go crazy. Take action.


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You want a freelancer who’s talented, reliable, flexible and affordable—someone who understands your business needs, has expertise in your industry and hits every deadline. Too much to ask? Not at all. Help! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy reveals the keys to driving loyalty and results from your creative workforce, including: • What freelancers want, and how you can use You want a freelancer who’s talented, reliable, flexible and affordable—someone who understands your business needs, has expertise in your industry and hits every deadline. Too much to ask? Not at all. Help! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy reveals the keys to driving loyalty and results from your creative workforce, including: • What freelancers want, and how you can use that knowledge to create a positive client-freelancer relationship • Where to find freelance talent, and the critical questions you must be ready to ask and answer during the negotiation and deal-making process • How psychology and motivational techniques can incentivize a freelancer to perform at a higher level • Which troubleshooting strategies are best to use if you encounter a difficult freelancer The creative process is lot less stressful and more productive when you’re working with a freelancer who’s as committed to your business success as you are. So don’t go crazy. Take action.

11 review for Help! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy: 12 Keys To Driving Loyalty and Results from Your Creative Workforce (More Cowbell Books)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Allyson

    This handy little book is the perfect go-to primer for anyone looking to work with freelancers. Primarily written for the client who hires independent workers, Jake "Dr. Freelance" Poinier walks the reader through 12 keys to creating better relationships with freelancers and getting better results from them as well. The guide is perfectly timely, as business models continue to shift and more companies make use of temporary or project-specific workers. I also enjoyed seeing that some of the conte This handy little book is the perfect go-to primer for anyone looking to work with freelancers. Primarily written for the client who hires independent workers, Jake "Dr. Freelance" Poinier walks the reader through 12 keys to creating better relationships with freelancers and getting better results from them as well. The guide is perfectly timely, as business models continue to shift and more companies make use of temporary or project-specific workers. I also enjoyed seeing that some of the content was based on the results of the Freelance Forecast, a survey that I and many of my 1099er colleagues have filled out over the years. It was interesting to see how my perspective lined up with others, and also gratifying to see how the author built tips and best practices around that data to help people understand what it means to work in a business-to-business relationship, which can be quite different than that of an employer-employee relationship. I particularly loved the bits where the author tried to bring the reader into a freelancer's mind, such as the "Five pricing thoughts your freelancer is thinking, but isn't telling you." This was so on-the-money and can really help a hiring manager understand how NOT to approach or treat a freelancer. Key #8 had a really interesting perspective on identifying a freelancer's personality type and needs in order to improve the relationship and better motivate the person, though I felt it didn't go into enough instruction about how to identify which category a freelancer might fall into. I'd love to see a similar book more focused on creatives who subcontract work out to other creatives, since this book was definitely more for the non-creative hiring manager. But for the target reader, this is a gem.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Very helpful guide on creating a strong working relationship with freelancers and subcontractors. Practical advice, true tales, and more! Very useful if you're a solopreneur or hire creative professional for work. Very helpful guide on creating a strong working relationship with freelancers and subcontractors. Practical advice, true tales, and more! Very useful if you're a solopreneur or hire creative professional for work.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Erin Brenner

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Katherine (Kat) Nagel

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sea Chapman

  8. 4 out of 5

    Vikram

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kaeren

  10. 5 out of 5

    Eryn

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rica

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