On today’s show, we have a nice long chat with Carl Smith in a special two-part episode. Carl has been an in-house web developer for the past 20 years, but at the end of 2018, Carl finally launched a small business of his own—L&L Web Consulting.
Carl saw some early success on Upwork, but when one client who was taking up 50 hours of his work-week suddenly halted their project, Carl was left wondering if sites like Upwork were the best way to get web design clients.
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In the first half of today’s episode, we talk all about Upwork: Is Upwork Legit? Should you be on it? Is it a good long-term strategy? And is it worth your time?
Then we round out the show with a great conversation on hiring a marketing expert, When is the right time to hire? How can you find the right person? And ideas for what to do if you literally have no budget for hiring but desperately need help.
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