Keep Our Workplace Safe!

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Keep Our Workplace Safe!

Are you planning to restart your business? Great News! But first, let’s make a list of the measures that need to be taken to avoid corona.


MODIFY TRAVEL PLANS

Suspend Business related non critical 
travels. Encourage the use of Video conference Technology. If employees are traveling for personal use keep the track.

 


UPDATE VISITOR POLICY

Before scheduling meetings with Client check their travel history. If the Client has a travel history with a sensitive area or someone sick in their family just cancel or change to a remote meeting.


EMPHASIZE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

Remind people to stay home when sick, get a flu shot. Wash their hands, use tissues, cover their mouth, use hand sanitizer, wipe down surfaces, avoid touching their eyes/nose/mouth, and avoid shaking hands. Make sure employees know to self-quarantine if they’ve been to impacted areas or have concerns.


BE FLEXIBLE WITH SICK TIME & OFFER REMOTE WORK

Employers should be flexible with their absence/sick policies. Employers should provide employees with remote access when possible. Employees may need to stay home to care for a sick family member or may not have their regular childcare so being flexible is key.


MAKE SOMEONE RESPONSIBLE TO KEEP AN EYE ON EMPLOYEE HEALTH

Assign a task to keep an eye on employee’s health. They can also contact that person if they are not feeling good.


REMIND EMPLOYEES ABOUT HYGIENE 

Remind employees about Hygiene throughout the day. Make a poster or notification to keep their workplace and hands clean.


KEEP YOUR ORGANIZATION UPDATED WITH GOVERNMENT REGULATION.

 


IF POSSIBLE CONSULT A SAFETY PROFESSIONAL TO KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE SAFE.

 

Be Aware, But Don’t Panic!
If you need an urgent Workforce/Resource to avoid the hiring process, Contact Hire Me center for any of your professional and personal needs for the resource.

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Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!

Hire Me Center Team.

5 Productive Things to Do in Quarantine

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5 Productive Things to Do in Quarantine

If you are among the millions of people staying at home, you may find yourself getting tired of the monotonous nature of life in quarantine. Let’s say for several weeks, you’ve been able to sleep in late, binge-watch all the shows you never got around to and eat all your quarantine snacks, what now? How long can you simply wake-up and go through the motions before you drive yourself mad? Don’t worry, that does not have to happen.
Here are five productive things you can do while in quarantine:

Learn a New Skill

Remember when you told yourself you’d learn Spanish last year? Or what about your New Year’s Resolution to finally take up Graphic Design? Well, you are no longer working, your kids are safe at home, and there are a ton of free ways for you to startlearning. So, what’s stopping you now? Learning a new skill is beneficial in several ways:

  1. It helps you become a well-rounded person and makes you more interesting.
  2. It can make you more marketable.
  3. It beats being bored to death.

Platforms like Duolingo, LinkedIn Learning, Khan Academy,
and YouTube are great platforms for a wide variety offeree content to learn everything from new languages to coding and more.

Exercise and Meditate

You may be secretly grateful that gyms are considered “non-essential businesses” and have thus shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. But let’s not fool yourself, you don’t need gym equipment to keep yourself physically and mentally in shape. Brush off that old yoga mat you have and start stretching daily. Use this time in solitude to practice meditation. This can help you:

  1. Reduce stress
  2. Enhanceself-awareness
  3. Promote emotional health

Also, start exercising! If you’re like us, you may have no idea where to start, but that is why the internet exists. Check out Lifehack’s At Home Beginner Exercises or YouTube for countless exercise ideas.

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DIY Projects

You know that hole in the wall that you’ve been meaning to patch up for a while now? What about the stacks of boxes in thegarage that you’ve been planning to sort through? Well, just a reminder that you have A LOT of free time on your hands andmaybe nothing better to do. When this all blows over, you’ll be happy that you finally got around to those projects when you had the time.

Spend Quality Time with Family

Perhaps the best thing about being in quarantine is the chance you’re getting to finally spend time with your family. This period may just show you how little quality time you’ve been spending during your normal busy schedule, bustling with work and other activities. While sitting around the living room TV and watching movies together is nice, try to do things that allow you to actually bond with your family. Some suggestions include:

  1. Eat together and listen to each other
  2. Have family game nights
  3. Work on a DIY project together
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Start an Online Business

So, you’ve spent time with the family, you’ve done a DIY project or two, you’ve exercised and meditated, and you’ve learned a new skill. Great! All of these are excellent ways to stay productive during the quarantine, but what’s more productive than working? At the end of the day, you have to stay afloat while away from your usual paying job. There are many online businesses and freelance work you can start. Some include:

  1. Blogging and Social Media Management
  2. Web and App Development
  3. Data Entry and Research
  4. Text-Processing and Transcription
  5. Proofreading and Editing
 
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All of these tasks can be found at Hire Me Center, the largest platform of all freelance services. Hire Me enables you to browse a wide selection of services and projects needed so you can select a project that best fits your skills and interests. With Hire Me, you have control over how and when you can be productive from the comfort of your home. Prices for services can range from $15 an hour to $250 per project. Use your time wisely and check out Hire Me today. You have nothing to lose, but so much to gain.

 

    Author, Davinia Osborne.

How Remote Workers Can Help You Keep Your Job

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The spread of the coronavirus has given rise to many challenges for just about every group – from parents, educators, business owners, and even pet owners. Some service workers do not have the luxury of staying home from work and must find ways to overcome the obstacles they are currently facing due to COVID-19. People in the gig economy are able to offer necessary services to help those that are unable to work remotely. Hire Me provides a platform where independent contractors can offer reasonable and reliable services to others. Here are just a few things that a performer on Hire Me can offer:

Babysitting

According to the Washington Post, seven states have ordered schools to be closed, affecting at least 4.9 million students. If you are a parent, you may be wary of enrolling your kids in daycare centers where a large group of other children may be clustered in. You also may not be able to afford it, with the average cost of daycare being about $40 a day. You can make offers on Hire Me seeking verified performers with babysitting experience and affordable prices.

ACT/SAT Tutoring

Across the nation, students in the class of 2020 preparing to graduate also have to concern themselves with passing their ACT and SAT tests. March, May, and June are among the important testing dates for these exams. With the recent school shutdowns, students no longer have dedicated instructional time to prepare for these tests that often play a significant role in determining their futures. Hire Me’s platform offers a wide variety of tutors, from test prep, to core subjects, even foreign language and musical instructors. If you are worried about your child falling behind, you can seek out a verified performer offering tutoring services on Hire Me.

Infographics and Presentations

With the spread of the coronavirus, many educators are conducting online classes. People who are not tech-savvy or creative enough to create and display their lesson plans within this new landscape may feel they are falling behind. While everyone within the school system has had to throw together a PowerPoint presentation at some point,

consistently creating presentations that are both informative and engaging can be quite a task. This is especially true if you have never taught any online courses before and are only accustomed to the resources within the classroom. Fortunately, you are able to find performers who may be educators themselves on Hire Me and are able to provide you with work that can save you time and energy. Make a post on Hire Me detailing what you’d like the presentations and infographics to cover and let a creative performer do the task for you.

Petsitting

According to the World Health Organization, “While there has been one instance of a dog being infected in Hong Kong, to date, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19. COVID-19 is mainly spread through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly.” 

If you have a pet at home and are having trouble finding a sitter elsewhere, try posting an offer on Hire Me to find the perfect performer to care for your pooch while you’re away.

Courier Services

Hire Me performers offer courier services to small business owners and individuals who need same-day delivery on supplies and materials. Some performers will even accept offers to shop for you, spending the time you do not have to pick up the items you need before delivering it right to you. You can find local performers willing to do these services at reasonable prices on Hire Me.

Hire Me is a convenient service that allows you to quickly and safely find reliable freelancers and contractors to solve household and business problems.

Find service providers with great ratings and reviews or become a service provider yourself and find work near you.

Author, Davinia Osborne. 

Remote Work in the Face of the Coronavirus

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There are three criteria a virus must have before it can be characterized as a pandemic. They are as follows:

  1. The virus must cause severe illness, including death.
  2. The virus must demonstrate sustainability through person-to-person contact.
  3. The virus must experience worldwide spread.

As of March 10, 2020, there are 19 deaths in the U.S, over 4000 deaths worldwide, an emergence of patients contracting the virus from other people, and 114,422 confirmed cases found in 115 countries. Because of these optics, there are growing concerns that the coronavirus (COV1D-19), is becoming a pandemic. As a result, many employers and employees are considering remote work.

 

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Concerned about finding work during this public health crisis? This article will tell you what you need to know about the coronavirus and the jobs you can get working from the safety of your own home.

Let’s start with what we know about the coronavirus based off information collected by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO):

What is COV1D-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that originated in bats. The outbreak was initially caused by animal-to-person contact but is now spreading rapidly from person-to-person, spreading when a sick person sneezes, coughs, talks, or breathes.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Most cases of COV1D-19 have resulted in mild symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, and fever. There is a higher risk of pneumonia, kidney failure, and death among older people and those with respiratory illnesses.

What is the treatment for the coronavirus?

Currently, there is no cure or approved medications to treat COV1D-19.

What may happen with the coronavirus?

More COV1D-19 cases and deaths will likely be reported over time.

What is the impact of the coronavirus on business?

Despite the crisis, there is currently no federal requirement for employers to pay sick leave. Employees will have to depend on the generosity of their companies to determine if they can get paid for sick time, use the sick time they have now or work from home.

The latter option is a growing trend among companies, with 31 major companies asking their employees to work from home. This trend could prove to be popular among those who previously doubted working remotely. Employees and companies are starting to realize that much of their work can be done without them ever stepping foot outside their homes.

HERE ARE A JUST A FEW JOBS THAT CAN BE PERFORMED REMOTELY:

Tutoring Jobs 

Virtual Assistant Jobs 

Web Design/Digital Services Jobs 

If you are a freelancer or an employee faced with having to take unpaid days off, there is a host of remote work you can do to fill your time and your pockets. Check out a full list at HireMebiz.com.

Hire Me Center is the world’s largest marketplace for household and business services. On Hire Me Center’s platform you will find a variety of projects posted by companies and individuals seeking freelance workers. When you become a performer for Hire Me Center, you can choose the projects that you want, set your own prices, and work on your own schedule. You can jumpstart or enhance your freelance career by creating a profile for free and listing the services you offer.

The expansion of the gig economy is inevitable, and with the recent spread of the coronavirus, it is growing faster than ever. Stay ahead of the curve and join Hire Me Center today.

Author, Davinia Osborne.

Creative Work from Home Ideas

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Have a computer or phone and internet access? Great! You have all the tools you need to start making money online. You can earn as much $100 a day with each of these tasks. Become a task performer on Hire Me and start making money today in your spare time!

Here’s a list of creative work from home tasks on Hire Me:

Edit a Video

There are tons of people and companies who need help editing videos. If you have a background in video or film editing, or any experience using video editing software, you can contract your services on Hire Me. Once you become a task performer, adjust your settings to receive notifications when someone needs a video editor. You can edit videos for: 

  • Weddings
  • Films or short clips
  • Music videos
  • YouTube videos
  • Marketing Clips
  • Commercials

Translate and Transcribe

Are you attentive, possess excellent typing skills, are patient and bilingual? Well, try transcribing on Hire Me. This task is very time-consuming and requires keen attention to detail. If this intrigues more than bothers, then create a profile today and start transcribing for things like:

  • Podcasts
  • Seminars
  • Video
  • CaptioningConference Calls

     

You don’t have to know another language to offer these services. Still, it’s definitely a plus if you’re able to translate and transcribe audio into text for a client.

Sell Articles and Books

If you can write engaging content that can appeal to a broad audience or have an excellent idea for an article or book, offer it on Hire Me. Our community of writers and business professionals are willing to pay for fresh, original, and exciting pieces. You can set your own prices and pick your clients.

Create and Share Courses

If you are an expert on any topic(s), you can create a course and create a bid for it on Hire Me. This type of service would be perfect for educators looking for materials for their classes, YouTube content creators, and anyone looking to learn a skill from an expert. Some courses you can provide lessons on include:

  • Improv Acting
  • Chemistry
  • Guitar
  • Spanish
  • Statistics

Create Apps & Websites

If you have any experience with coding and digital marketing, put your skills to use and start offering your services on Hire Me. There are so many people with a great idea who do not possess the skills needed to implement it with an app or website. This is a great chance to flex your creativity and display your design and writing skills, all while making some serious cash.

Pet Sitter

If you love animals and are comfortable taking care of a stranger’s pooch or kitten, this is the perfect gig for you. Pet owners who have to work or go out of town might be apprehensive about leaving their beloved pets alone for too long. Offer to be a pet sitter, and ensure that the animal is fed, taken for a walk, groomed, etc. You might be surprised just how many people are desperately in need of this service and how rewarding it can be.

Social Media Management

In this digital age, businesses must have an online presence, and a good one at that. If you possess a creative mindset, have excellent writing and analytical skills, and can stay up-to- date on the latest trends, then Social Media Management might be your calling. A client might request that you provide the following services:

  • Update the businesses page
  • Share current events
  • Check and respond to emails
  • Comment on client’s Social Media pages
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Voice Acting

Are you always being told you have a fantastic telephone voice? If so, lend your voice talent to customers on Hire Me and get paid for talking. You might think that voice-overs are just for Hollywood animated films, but that is not the case. You can provide voice-over work for:

  • Automated/IVR systems on business phone lines
  • YouTube videos
  • How-To Films
  • Documentaries
 

Website Tester/Product Reviewer

Companies want to make sure their websites are user-friendly and comprehensive. They also want to ensure that the products will be appealing to their consumers. You can offer to test and review websites, apps, and products for clients on Hire Me. Perks include free items and the ability to provide crucial feedback. Oh, did we also mention you can get paid for this?

We hope this list of creative jobs inspires you to start your freelance career. Whether you wish to add to your full-time income or want to make freelancing your primary source of income, Hire Me is a great place to get you started. Create a profile today and start building a portfolio that makes you stand out.

Author, Davinia Osborne.

How Freelancers Can Stay Competitive in the Gig Economy?

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4 Ways Freelancers Can Stay Competitive in the Gig Economy

If you are interested in performing temporary, flexible jobs, you might be considering or already doing freelance work. With 56 million people in the US working in the gig economy, however, you must remain competitive to make more money.
Here are four ways to stay competitive as a freelancer or independent contractor:

1) Sell Yourself Well
You must understand, you are THE business. You must ensure the image you are presenting is that of an experienced professional. This isn’t just what you do, it is who you are. Create an online portfolio, provide details of your skills, qualifications, and projects that you have completed.

Think of questions like, Why should a client hire me?” or What sets me apart from my competitors.” These are the questions prospective clients will want to know. Answer these, and your marketing tactics will help you stay competitive.

2) Offer Free Samples of Your Work

It can be difficult for clients to trust a freelancer initially. If you haven’t established yourself yet or have any reviews online, they might be wary that the service you are asking them to pay for is not what they’ll get. You can reassure them by giving them a sample of your work or offering a free trial.

Let’s say you are providing freelance copy-editing services to authors. Offer to make edits to the first 10 pages of their work. This way, the author gets to see if they like the work that you can do for them, and you get to see if their project is something you are capable of or willing to do.

Are you a tutor? You can offer to teach one free lesson if the customer is looking for recurring classes. If they like your teaching style and you built a good rapport, they’ll be more confident in paying for your continued services.

3) Get Good Reviews

Did you know that clients who have had a bad experience are more likely to share their experience with others than clients who’ve had good experiences?

Reviews can make or break your reputation. Make sure that you are providing quality work, responding promptly to your clients, and addressing any concerns that they have. If you make a mistake, own up to it and offer discounts or free samples as necessary.

Treating your clients right builds trust and loyalty. It ensures repeat business as those clients will continue to do business with you despite other competitors having lower prices or flashier services. Ask satisfied clients to write reviews of your services, so prospective clients are more attracted to you.

4) Have Secure Payment Options

Let’s face it, cash is on the decline, and there’s plenty of transactions these days that can be done virtually. Stay current and ensure you have the Paypal and Stripe accounts registered for your payment options that are secure and flexible. You don’t want to miss out on a business opportunity.

Do Freelance Work Through Hire Me:

When you become a task performer on Hire Me, our service platform allows you to thrive using all the suggestions above. The platform enables task performers to create profiles with descriptions of their work. Task performers can also post offers for free work samples, promptly reply to task offers, and get reviews from customers posted to their account. Additionally, Hire Me’s secure payment platform ensures payments can be made directly to your bank account. We take the hassle out of searching multiple platforms for clients by bringing those clients to you directly.

Author, Davinia Osborne.

 

 

 

 
 

Ways to Make Money on Hire Me

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Ways to Make Money on Hire Me

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There are a lot of ways you can make some extra money this new year. At Hire Me, our task performers can cherry-pick tasks that genuinely interests them and make a profit.

Here are just a few of the popular tasks you can start doing today:

Photography

Have a passion for taking pictures? Well, there’s great news! There are lots of people who want to get their picture taken, and many want it done professionally.

Your client might be a business person that wants a professional profile photo, a maternity shoot, or a wedding. Also, we live an age where everyone is an Instagram model. There’s a good chance you can find someone who wants you to help them build their modeling portfolio.

If you have the equipment, skills, and the passion put it to good use and create your profile today!

Tutoring

Sometimes a traditional classroom isn’t enough for some people. If you are good at English or Math, you can offer to tutor someone. Perhaps you are bilingual and speak English and Spanish, well then offer to teach someone who wants to learn either language. Play the piano? Then become a piano instructor on Hire Me.

You can find clients willing to pay you to tutor them either online or in-home. Plus, you can always work out flexible schedules and affordable rates with them.

Want to set yourself apart and attract more clients? Offer a free trial class! Build a good rapport with your potential client, and they’ll be sure to want to pay for your continued services.

Writing

If you’re a good writer, there are a plethora of jobs for you on Hire Me. Here are just a few:

  • Blog Posts
  • Business Proposals
  • Essays & Speeches
  • Press Releases & Business Email ContentHire Me makes it easy for you to connect with clients willing to pay for your services. Don’t like the offer you are getting? Propose a counteroffer yourself or find a new client on our service platform.

Graphic, Logo & Website Design

Are you an artist or an illustrator? Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at offering graphic design services on Hire Me.

They are clients looking to get creative and unique designs for clothing, advertising materials, book covers, logos, websites, you name it!

This is a skill in high demand! Attract more business by providing the best quality to your customers. You’ll keep getting new customers from the reviews and ratings that your current clients leave on your profile.

Get started as a graphic designer on Hire Me today!

Virtual Assistant

These days, many businesses are finding ways to get the same work done remotely. You are welcome to hop on the bandwagon. After all, what’s not appealing about working from home?

There are a host of virtual assisting tasks that can be completed on Hire Me:

  • You can provide email customer support
  • Manage a business’s social media
  • Perform data entry tasks from home
  • Answer phone lines when the staff is awaySee a list of tasks to complete on Hire Me

Hire Me Center believes in allowing people to empower themselves and take charge of their own financial freedom. There are a ton of tasks out there for you to do and customers ready to pay you to complete them. We’re just here to provide a platform for you to connect on.

Take advantage of our free 1000 credits to apply for projects that you like and see for yourself how amazing it can be to pick and choose the jobs you want.

Author, Davinia Osborne. 

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A FREELANCER?

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WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A FREELANCER?

As a small business owner, hiring a freelancer can be a convenient, affordable, and wise business decision. After all, they are cheaper than hiring full-time employees, are less likely to sue you, and require less training. This article details why hiring freelancers is the best option for your small business.

YOU SAVE MORE MONEY

Less Space. When the business starts booming so much that you need to expand your workforce, this is usually a cause for celebration. However, needing more people comes with the issue of needing more space. More space, more problems. That’s how the saying goes right? But seriously, you must consider:

  • Rent Costs
  • Utilities Like Electricity and Water
  • Permits
  • Maintenance Fees

Freelancers are self-sufficient. You don’t need to host them or give them a breakroom with a refrigerator, TV and a microwave. You don’t need to buy chairs for them to sit in or desks for them to sit at. Are you starting to get the picture here?

All we’re saying is, you’d keep more money in your pocket if your workforce were not comprised entirely of full-time employees.

Less Taxes. Businesses are responsible for paying taxes for each employee. These taxes include:

  • Social Security and Medicare taxes
  • State and Federal Income taxesHiring more freelance contractors means these taxes are not your responsibility.

YOU REDUCE YOUR RISKS

Worker’s compensation laws cover some 135.6 million people. That’s a whopping $7.2 trillion paid to covered workers according to a 2017 report by the Social Security Office of Retirement and Disability Policy.

There’s also always the possibility that someone might try to sue you for overtime compensation, harassment, or sick or family leave. Freelancers cannot sue companies for these reasons, and that can be quite the relief.

FLEXIBILITY & PRODUCTIVITY

Freelancers usually have more flexible schedules. As productivity and results influence compensation, freelancers are willing to negotiate favorable time- frames. They also produce a higher caliber of work as the satisfaction of their clients determines if they get to work with them again.

If you need to provide specialized training to employees to get a project done, this can cause a dip in productivity. Yes, it’s a great idea to train your workforce, but a freelancer who already has that knowledge can help fill in those gaps in the meantime.

DIVERSITY

According to Forbes, 57 million workers are part of the gig economy in just the U.S. alone. The industry has millions of more people participating worldwide.

You can find freelancers in nearly every sector, including Technology, Financial Services, Construction, Education, and Professional Services.

EASIER SEPARATIONS

No matter how seasoned a professional you are, firing someone can be a very awkward or painful thing to do. With a freelance contractor, the initial agreement of the project sets the expectation that they will no longer be needed once its complete.

HIRE A FREELANCE CONTRACTOR

Here at Hire Me, we want to help you save time, energy and money. That’s why we have an easy to navigate platform that connects you with freelance contractors from a varied list of job categories.

Do you need someone to fix your computer? You can hire a freelancer with Hire Me. Need someone to create a financial projection for your new business? We have freelancers for that. Seeking a tutor for yourself or a child? There are so many capable, flexible candidates for you to choose from.

Author, Davinia Osborne. 

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