What will this course do for me?
Discover why other companies are joining.
Connect better with freelancers
When outsourcing to foreign and domestic freelancers, communication breakdowns are common. Missed deadlines, low-quality work, and lost clients can be prevented when the communication gap is bridged and instructions are clear.
Together with its 100% free companion course, this curriculum outlines actionable techniques to keep you and your employee on the same page from first contact to finished project.
Attract top-tier freelance talent
Learn how your employees think to present yourself as an attractive employer to freelance hiring pools. When you can attract the real talents in your industry, you give your business the best chance of success.
Explore ways to reverse-engineer your competitors’ success so you never miss this moving target.
Keep your clients happy.
Many employers are reluctant to outsource labour, especially overseas; low-quality work and missed deadlines can cost employers high-profile clients whose business is worth much more money than outsourcing could ever save.
Best practices outlined in this course will help you save money on labour without compromising on quality, so you can keep your clients happy and your profit margins high.
Begin seeing results within hours
“I was tired of sifting through all of the nonsense that came along with remote hiring. I was ready to give up on outsourcing and just foot the bill to hire in-house before I got ahold of this course. Now getting the companion course to new employees is step 1 in my process, and my confidence in outsourcing work has never been higher.”
Jeff, Partner, Quickfix appliances
Protect yourself from risk
Learn how to avoid some of the most common problems encountered while outsourcing work to foreign and domestic freelancers. Study secure hiring practices, and learn ways to attract only reputable talents in your industry.
Get access to some of the safest and most efficient hosting, web design, and money-management software, and protect yourself from the risks of remote collaborations.
Make your work easier
Together with its companion course, this curriculum will make outsourcing much easier, especially in foreign markets. Show your freelancers how to balance their workload, speed up the testing process, and make the most of their working hours.
Avoid common problems foreigns workers encounter with unfamiliar copyright laws, security protocols, and money management practices
Connect with employees
“This is more than a list of best practices and pro software recommendations - it’s another channel I can use to connect with employees that I may have little else in common with. The true genius of this course is that it gives both sides of the working relationship a look at their counterpart’s perspective - I know what my freelancers want, and they know what I want. Now we can focus on working together instead of playing a guessing game.”
Brian, Owner, TPS Mobile
What Does the Course Cover?
This course covers all aspects of outsourcing work to foreign and domestic freelancers:
Learn exactly what talented freelancers want
A Canadian employer responsible for hiring over 800 freelance workers shares his findings on what employees are attracted to. Study professional etiquette, cultural customs, and software recommendations that make all the difference when trying to impress your foreign or domestic freelancers.
Learn strategies for managing remote collaborations
Take advantage of over 15 years of foreign and domestic hiring pools to find out exactly what it takes to manage remote collaborations. Bridge the communication gap, avoid common problems, play to your employees’ strengths, and get access to the industry’s best collaborative tools.
Who is Lior Izik?
Lior Izik is a Canadian author and entrepreneur who, over the past 15 years, has outsourced work to over 800 employees across multiple industries to build successful businesses in marketing, IT, web development, and security.
In that time, Lior completed over 1000 different projects, and invested millions of dollars into overseas hiring pools.
“I took this course to work on my communication with long-distance employees. The course itself was very comprehensive; it was interactive, fast-paced, and very applicable to real work scenarios. I cut a number of subpar employees from my roster, and my communication with others has never been better. Thanks for providing such a useful service!”
Rosanna, Recruter, Paramount Services
Can I share this course with my colleagues?
Yes. You can purchase a single copy of the employer course, and distribute as many copies of the employee module as you need! You have lifetime access to the online course. The course outlines actionable techniques to keep you and your employee on the same page from first contact to finished project in no time. Add more text if needed here.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept credit card and Paypal
How much time do I need to complete the course?
The entire course can be covered over 2 hours. Drawing from almost two decades of experience, the “fluff-free” lessons here should equip with you the knowledge you need to reduce your risk and make educated, big-picture decisions when outsourcing to foreign or domestic freelancers.
Lessons & Topics Included
Lesson 1 – Know Your Employee
A Canadian employer with 15 years of experience shares ways to attract quality employees. Learn the importance of getting to know your freelancers to develop a healthy working relationship. Discuss cultural considerations for employers working with foreign resources. Read 5 guidelines for best practice when working with a strong foreign resource whose services you’d like to retain.
- Get to know your employees to develop a healthy working relationship
- Cultural considerations when working with foreign freelancers
Lesson 2 – Acknowledge the Communication Gap
Review some of the common communication hiccups you’ll encounter while outsourcing work. Learn to bridge the communication gap by overcoming language barriers and differences in word meaning. Acquire a simple technique to ensure your freelancers understand your instructions, and study 7 ways you can improve communication with your remote workers.
- Bridging the communication gap; overcoming language barriers and differences in meaning
- Outlining best practices for open communication
Lesson 3 – Be Better Than Your Competition
Discuss why it pays to present yourself as an attractive employer to freelance hiring pools. See how you match up with your competition, and start learning from their mistakes. Reverse-engineer the success of your competitors’ success, and begin standing out to top talents in your industry.
- Why it pays to present yourself as an appealing employer
- How to overcome the competition
Lesson 4 – Ask Questions, Be Understood
Discuss one of the key problems employers face while working with foreign and domestic freelancers. Take responsibility for your project and learn the techniques you need to avoid misunderstandings. Learn dialogues you can use to improve clarity and increase your freelancer’s sense of accountability.
- How to avoid misunderstandings
- Dialogues to deepen understanding and increase employee accountability
Lesson 5 – Know Their Strengths, and Stick to Them
Reinforce the importance of quality communication and enhance your project management skills. Discuss why and how you should assess your employees strengths, and assign them to appropriate tasks. Review a freelance web development case study to understand the mindset of a freelancer accepting work they’re unqualified for.
- The importance of knowing your employee’s strengths and weaknesses
- Understanding the mindset of the freelancer accepting work they’re unqualified for
Lesson 6 – Common Problems with Freelancers
Discuss ways to avoid 8 of the most common problems you will encounter while outsourcing work to foreign and domestic freelancers. Learn how to deal with phony portfolios, vanishing acts, time differences, security risks, dishonesty, and more. Build a proper professional relationship, and see whether or not your freelancer is doing extra work on the side.
- Phony portfolios
- Outsource vanishing acts
- Time differences
- Security risks
- Freelance juggling acts
Lesson 7 – Money Management Practices
Review the best money management strategies to use when working with freelancers. Discuss the benefits of a milestone payment system, and learn how to build verifiable “milestone” goals. Learn how to deal with price hikes and inflated proposals. Study one strategy you can use to lower proposal costs and keep your freelancers motivated to perform.
- The best money management practice for freelance collaborations
- Problems you may face using a milestone system, and how to avoid them
- Dealing with price hikes and inflated proposals
Lesson 8 – Testing
Freelancers will sometimes send work too early, and it’s not your job to finish an alpha-stage product; establish proper testing protocols with your freelancers, and learn what to do when they send you buggy or erroneous work.
- Establishing proper testing protocol with freelancers
- What to do when freelancers send you buggy work
Lesson 9 – Visualizing the Perfect Project
Discuss the importance of visualization for your success in any endeavour. Review how a perfect project should look from beginning to end, and see the target your freelancers will be aiming for once they read the free companion course.
- The importance of visualization for success
- Outlining the perfect project
- Why share your “perfect project” with freelancers
Lesson 10 – Delays
Read a quick case study to reinforce the unacceptability of project delays. Review the ways they cost you money, and learn how to deal with freelancers who consistently miss their deadlines. Discuss simple ways to reinforce timely work deliveries using bonus and penalty systems.
- The cost of delays
- How to deal with freelancers who are missing their deadlines