Showing posts from July 16, 2023

Building Your Dream Team on Upwork: A Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Hiring

Looking to build your dream team on Upwork? Navigating the hiring process can be tricky, but you can find the perfect fit for your agency with the right strategies. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll delve into practical strategies to improve your hiring process, whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned agency owner looking to refine your process. Expect actionable tips on profiling your ideal candidate, screening, interviewing, assessing, and finally, making the call to hire. Let’s begin! Every agency owner on Upwork knows that hiring is a vital task. It’s not just about expanding your workforce; it’s about adding the right individuals who represent your agency’s values and uphold its service quality. But hiring can be challenging, especially without a clear, standardized process. You may have experienced this, hiring close friends or relatives, only to find they don’t meet job expectations. Or perhaps you’ve hired someone with an impressive resume, but they lack necessary sk

Unraveling the Selfishness Paradox: Are Truly Selfless Good Deeds Possible?

So, last night was one of those nights. You know, when you’re tossing and turning, unable to get any sleep. Instead of counting sheep, I revisited an old favorite, ‘ Friends .’  I landed on this episode, “ The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS. ” Classic. In it, Phoebe and Joey dive into this super exciting debate. They’re trying to figure out if there’s such a thing as a selfless good deed. In his classic Joey style, Joey insists that every good act is selfish. Why? Because he argues that doing good things makes you feel good, but it’s not 100% selfless. Honestly, this whole thing got me thinking. Was Joey onto something? Could every act of kindness we do is selfish because it makes us feel good? And if that’s true, like Phoebe, how can we prove him wrong? Let’s unpack this and see if we can find an answer, shall we? Understanding Joey’s Perspective On to Joey. His argument? “There’s  no such thing as a selfless good deed. Whenever you do something nice for someone, you do it because it make

The Freelance Hustle: Is It Still Worth It in 2023?

Exploring the challenges and opportunities in the freelancing world of 2023, this article takes a deep dive into the state of freelancing in the post-pandemic era. From the increased competition to the impact of societal shifts towards remote work, we investigate if freelancing still holds its worth. Spoiler alert: with resilience, commitment, and strategic moves, not only is freelancing still viable, it's a flourishing field for those ready to embrace its challenges and rewards. Welcome, future freelancers, side hustlers, and curious minds! In the bustling, ever-changing world of work, one question is on everyone's lips: Is the freelance hustle still worth it in 2023? You've probably heard the freelance life glamorized - working in pajamas, setting your own hours, sipping coffee at a beachside café while you wrap up your latest project. Sounds dreamy, right? But just like any 'Instagram-perfect' picture, there's often more behind the scenes. Freelancing in 2023