Hiring

Underwater Agency

In this episode, I talk about how I’m helping design agencies fix painful staff shortages with my referral community for product designers.

How to write a job ad that attracts the right people from job boards or workable

Find and work with great talent in 3 easy steps You’re getting ready to start a new project. Wunderbars! Let’s make sure you put yourself in the best possible position to pick the right fit for...

How to break down the scope of your project

“I won’t touch projects that have budgets smaller than $30,000. Anything lower is usually low-quality and unprofitable for me.” That’s a statement I hear repeatedly from freelancers. I’m not sure why $30,000 is the number for...

How to get the most out of a freelance designer as a startup founder

You may have noticed that your business is limited by you. You only have so much time in a day to accomplish what you need. You can only solve problems one way. Your way. That’s...

How to write a great project brief by answering 3 questions

If you’re hiring a freelance designer it means you are currently in 1 of 2 groups. You’re either about to work on a project that matters or you’re not.  If you look at the past year,...

Pro’s and Con’s of the major freelance designer hiring platforms

For the past 3 years I’ve probably looked at more freelance job boards than anyone on earth. I’ve found over 6,000 high-quality gigs (and in the process thrown out more than 20X that many). I’ve...

How to take the risk out of hiring freelancers for new projects

When a project costs less than the profit it will generate, it’s a good investment. But this is impossible to determine until price is established. That’s why deciding to hire a freelancer for a project...

Hiring Freelance Designers

Staff shortages (or surpluses) eat up profits at a lot of companies. Yet, they’re totally predictable. Hiring the right freelancer is a huge advantage for your startup or small business – and these articles will...

The Startup’s Guide to Budget Design

Did you know that Stack Overflow used 99Designs to crowdsource their logo for only $512? And at the other end of the spectrum, rebranding a major company or institution can often cost upwards of a hundred thousand dollars. This...