One of the biggest problems experts face is that they try to do too much themselves. Instead of focusing on what they do best – thinking about their ideas and expressing them to others – they get caught up in the itsy bitsy stuff of creating the products. Things like proofreading, editing, administration, formatting, even the writing itself.
Some providers like to create a standardized bid for bidding on projects, but this can come across as highly impersonal and generalized and be a big turn off for buyers. If you do choose to use a general bid write it so you can specify it to each Contribute to content you bid on.
For proven results, I look through the feedback they’ve received for past projects. Many providers get good feedback, but a few get outstanding feedback, and that’s always a good sign. Of course, if the feedback is recent and for similar projects, that’s even better.
Did you know that many writing “jobs” are posted as a form of spam? Sleazy marketers use them to get people to Web sites and click on a link, or to provide or contact details, or in some other way make money for the poster.
Where do you locate funding? Google is a perfect place to start. Another place would be to implement youth service grants. Grant awardees like to see the youth involved in receiving grant funds. Including youth in writing grant will be in your favor.
However, though this seems so limpidly clear, there are many people who are cheated through these online freelancer jobsites. In most cases, it is because they did something wrong while placing their bid.
When you have found a VA that fits your business needs, build a relationship with them. Use them as a sounding board for your ideas, get feedback, ask them for their ideas to market your business, ask them about ways you may be able to use new technologies to save money and help to grow your business.
Do not only look for funding. Sometimes, it may be a grant for a school a program. Home Depot provides grants only in the form of tools, materials or services. Some grantors will state, “I will grant laptops.” If this is what you need, apply for it.