In the past eight or nine months, Van Patten Media has grown from a one or two (and occasionally three) person operation to a group of around ten freelancers working hard to build awesome websites and web products. I attribute that largely to Elance, the online resource for anyone looking to hire freelancers and contractors.
Through Elance, I’ve found the editor of this programme (Wrapp Up), my personal assistant, writers, my bookkeeper, and more. Elance is a tremendous service for any entrepreneur looking to get serious about building a team, which is an essential step in the growth of a business. I’m a big believer in the power of teams, and Elance is a great way to get started.
I’ve already shared my tips for hiring a virtual assistant. In a future post, I’ll talk more about the essentials of building a team and how you can start easily with services like Elance. I’m also planning a series of posts guiding you through Elance, so you can get started right away.
Below are the rough transcription, provided by Rev.com and an audio player so you can listen to this week’s episode.