The Future of Business
Imagine a world where you can employ the BEST OF THE BEST at coding, video producing, web designing, database entering, administrative assistance, or any other remedial task that exists in Corporate America… and you could hire these people from ALL ACROSS THE WORLD at a FRACTION of the cost that it would in a traditional office environment.
Well, sorry to break it to you, but it’s been around since 2002… and clearly, we’re all just starting to catch up this year.
All across the globe, people just like yourself are leveraging the internet by expanding their workforce to get more done without the headache of expensive office overhead, hiring full/part-time employees, Marketing Directors, Human Resources, etc. etc.
2013 – The Year of The Freelancer
On the other side of the spectrum… as a “digital nomad” individual with talents such as data entry, video production or web development, this is ABSOLUTELY your year! People with these types of talents are now making up to 6 figure incomes online by being hired ACROSS THE GLOBE to provide their services and take on multiple jobs from the comfort of their own homes, on their laptops, and in their pajamas.
Both sides, the employer, and the contractor (or “freelancer”), are winning! It’s a beautiful give/ take and you can bet your ass that it’s been one of my best kept secrets in my business for the last 4 years! True story. How else do you think I started my video production company, Acosta Productions?
What is Elance.com?
There is, indeed, a company out there that makes this reality of low overhead and an affordable amount of contracted workforce absolutely possible. The company is called Elance Inc, and they own a website called Elance.com, the platform that business owners from EVERY generation before us only WISHED they had at their disposal.
Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to speak for Elance Inc. on a panel with two other business owners at their headquarters in Mountain View, California.
The event was being held to showcase how simple the online platform is for people looking to hire contractors in every field of work, as well as people looking for work in a job market that is almost non-existant.
After speaking on the Elance panel with Kevin Zittle (GoVoluntr.com) and Jonathan Flemming (Jonathan Flemming & Associates), it was quite obvious that our audience was starstruck with questions and hope for expanding their businesses, as well as finding work from the sea of people hiring through this dynamic platform of awesomeness. From building your brand using contracted designers and web developers to hiring your very own virtual assistant, “working differently” is clearly the new way to do business.
I look forward to doing more speaking engagements with Elance and others whom I met at the Work Differently Summit in the coming months. Make sure to check out my vLog update (below) to get a first hand insight of my experience on the panel! The video of the actual event will also be coming soon so stay tuned!
Want to Become a Freelancer?
If you’re interested in learning how to become a freelancer this year, check out my latest free webcast series with my writing partner, William McCanless (Bitsywords.com), as we break down EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO in order to start making money as a freelancer.
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