Can I be honest? Most of the hiring advice I see out there for bloggers and online businesses is total crap.

And maybe you’ve tried what other online business owners have recommended before… like one big-name educator who swears by hiring team members in three days based on gut intuition…


Let’s say that you’ve been doing your best to make it work with a freelancer. You’ve had meetings, given feedback and it’s still not working out. Even when you hire the right person for your business, there will be times they miss the mark.

But when it happens again and…


Have you ever wondered where your business is really going?

Like, you kind of wish you had a crystal ball that would just tell you where you’d be in five years now so you can make a plan and get there.

Yeah… me, too.

A couple weeks ago, I was…


It’s no secret that hiring as an online entrepreneur is hard. Really hard.

But one of the worst parts for many? Telling applicants they didn’t get the job.

Here’s the thing… It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that freelancers tend to apply to jobs regularly, so they are…


Entrepreneurs are often visionaries. That is, they’re the big idea people who can dream up incredible visions… even if they don’t necessarily have a plan to execute such a vision.

I’m certainly guilty, and if you’re a visionary, I have a feeling you’re over there raising your hand high with…


Lately, I’ve been reading the book Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters (actually listening on Audible). I haven’t read a business book in almost a year, but this one is SO good that I had to share. (You can find it .)

When a colleague recommended it…


Whether your business is going through unforeseen changes, you’re dealing with challenges personally or the world and economy is experiencing hard times, we’ll all walk through uncertainties at some point in our business journeys. And, it can be really scary.

It’s easy to panic and jump into fight or flight…


If you’re experiencing issues with a team member, there’s a chance it’s time to part ways. These are the best steps to take when a freelancer totally misses the mark and messes up… but what about if they continue messing up?

First, communicating the issue with sensitivity and being clear…


It can be frustrating and even awkward navigating how to give constructive feedback without accidentally attacking their skill set, causing a riff in your partnership or highlighting pre-existing insecurities.

But, it happens… Freelancers are human and make mistakes just like you and me.

Even if you hire someone who totally…


There’s a time in every online entrepreneur’s journey where you just need some solid help to get to the next level.

Maybe you’ve hired before and were frustrated with the level of support and performance.

Maybe you brought on a family member or friend to “help” with a few tasks…

Emily Perron

Helping bloggers and online entrepreneurs find the best freelancers through courses, mentorship and private recruiting.

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