Beyond Upwork: Assemble A Top-Notch Team That Won’t Break The Bank

by | Jun 12, 2023 | Blog

     

    Finding the perfect team member can sometimes feel like a never-ending quest. 

    Imagine navigating a maze of top-notch virtual assistants!

    It’s a common struggle, and many of us rely on platforms like Upwork to find the right fit. 

    It can be a game-changer for businesses, but is it the best choice for all your hiring needs?

    In this blog, we’ll dive into the pros and cons of using Upwork and explore how it compares to other hiring options available.

    So, grab your favorite beverage, and let’s dive into the world of Upwork and see if it’s the right fit for your growing business!

     

    Upwork Uncovered: A Closer Look at the Pros and Cons for Small Business Owners

    So, how does Upwork stack up against other options when it comes to hiring virtual assistants and freelancers for your business?

    Upwork is massive, with millions of freelancers.  Yet, did you know that 37% of small business owners have trouble finding the right fit on platforms like this? 

     

    That’s a whole lot of wasted time and energy!

    Beyond Upwork: Assemble A Top-Notch Team That Won't Break The Bank

    Let me tell you a bit more about Upwork and share some real-life examples.

    Upwork started back in 2003 as a platform called Elance, which later merged with oDesk in 2014 to become what we know today as Upwork. 

     

    Before we dive deeper, let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of Upwork:

    Beyond Upwork: Assemble A Top-Notch Team That Won't Break The Bank

    Over the years, it has become a go-to place for businesses and freelancers alike.

    One of the awesome things about Upwork is how it’s a one-stop-shop for all kinds of skilled freelancers. 

    Imagine needing help with graphic design, web development, and social media management. Upwork has freelancers ready to jump in and support your unique needs. 

    Upwork has detailed profiles, ratings, and reviews to help you pick the right person. 

    And the best part? Upwork has talent from all over the world, giving you a diverse team to boost your business.

    But, like anything else, Upwork has some downsides too. 

     

    One biggie is the cost. 

    Beyond Upwork: Assemble A Top-Notch Team That Won't Break The Bank

    Let’s say you find an amazing freelancer for your project, but the platform numerous fees and the freelancer’s rate make you gulp.

    Plus, going through loads of profiles to find the perfect fit can eat up a lot of your time.

    Another thing to think about is sharing your bank account info with an online platform.  In many cases Upwork wants direct billing to your bank account instead of your credit card.

     

    My Upwork Journey: A Tale of Rising Fees and Unexpected Hurdles

    I hopped on the Upwork train way back in 2005 – it was still pretty new, fresh, and exciting.

    In those early days, it felt like a gold mine. 

    Quick access to freelancers, right at my fingertips, was a game-changer. 

    But I started to notice the fees creeping up. It was a steady 10% for a VA I hired – and that’s forever, you know!

    No way to buy out or look for other options. Over the long haul, those costs really started to pile up.

    But the real kicker was how Upwork handled things. I found them to be pretty heavy-handed and inflexible. 

    One day, out of the blue, my account was suspended. Just like that – no access to anything, and anyone linked to my profile could see the suspension. 

     

    Talk about awkward.

    Beyond Upwork: Assemble A Top-Notch Team That Won't Break The Bank

    So, I had to go on a wild goose chase to find the support team. 

    Then I was stuck in a never-ending chat loop, just trying to figure out what went wrong. 

    You know what it was? My credit card had expired. 

    That’s it. Simple as that, but what a hassle to get it sorted.

    I find that Upwork is aggressive in this area, with very little customer service.  They don’t give you any idea of what’s going on!  It’s up to you to crawl through the admin mess and figure it out. 

    It can be a bit scary, right? 

    That’s not great for building trust.

    If you run into problems on Upwork, you feel like you’re on your own. 

    Customer support can be hit or miss, especially when it comes to account-related issues. You  end up feeling frustrated and helpless.

    So, while Upwork has loads of skilled freelancers from around the world, remember to think about the cons too. 

    It’s always smart to check out all your options and find the best solution for your unique business needs.

    So, after weighing the pros and cons of Upwork, it’s essential to think about what you, as a business owner, truly need in a hiring platform.

     

    Discover Why Looking Beyond Upwork Can Unlock Your Business Potential

    While Upwork might seem like the go-to solution for many businesses looking to streamline their work, it’s important to know that there are other, potentially better, options out there without breaking the bank!

    I understand the appeal of using a massive platform like Upwork, but navigating through it can be time-consuming and overwhelming. 

    Plus, there’s no guarantee you’ll find the ideal virtual assistant to fit your unique business needs.

    It’s worth looking for alternatives that focus on providing tailored virtual assistant services, like ours. 

    By opting for a more specialized solution, you can save time and effort in finding the right match for your business, while also avoiding some of the challenges that come with using Upwork. 

    Beyond Upwork: Assemble A Top-Notch Team That Won't Break The BankSo, when you’re asking yourself, “Why should we look beyond Upwork?”, remember that there are dedicated services that prioritize your specific needs and ensure a more seamless hiring and onboarding experience. 

    Give yourself the opportunity to explore all the options available and make an informed decision that will truly benefit your business in the long run.

    You’re all about finding the best people to help your business grow without breaking the bank or spending forever searching. 

    You need a solution that’s just right for your unique business.

     

    Discover a Better Way to Hire and Onboard Your VA: A Smarter Alternative to Upwork!

    Here at Win The Hour Win The Day, we get it. 

    We know how tough it can be to find the perfect virtual assistant for your biz. 

    That’s why we offer a streamlined process to find and onboard highly skilled virtual assistants tailored to your needs. 

    With our monthly coaching calls, dynamic Learning Center, and Discord community, your virtual assistant will be well-equipped to become an invaluable part of your dream team. 

    And with our Winner’s Circle and the Academy, we’ll help you streamline your processes and free up time for new ambitions.

    This also means that your VA will be able to easily help you scale your business, find time in your calendar and help you get to the real work.  

    Why is this different?

    Finding a great VA is one thing, but many business owners think VA’s come with their own systems.  Listen, they can’t show up and manage you and your business. They don’t have the authority and you’re not ready for it.

    We make sure everything is set up so you can be successful right from the start! 

    No learning curves here! 

    Beyond Upwork: Assemble A Top-Notch Team That Won't Break The Bank

     

    Spotlight on Success: Real Stories of Outsourcing Triumphs with Win The Hour Win The Day

    Rolling out the red carpet here! 

    Let’s take a breather and put some real-life faces to all this outsourcing talk. 

    We’ve got a few all-stars we’d love for you to meet. 

    These are folks just like you, who were in the trenches of small business burnout, seeking a way out. 

    They discovered the power of outsourcing, specifically with Win The Hour Win The Day, and they haven’t looked back

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