Diane Ricafrente is an accomplished professional, who traded in her corporate career in the Philippines for a virtual job after she gave birth to her first child.
We were fortunate enough to hire her at the very beginning of her journey as a freelancer and watch her move on to bigger and better things in a very short space of time.
If you’ve ever wondered what life is like as a remote worker, this is the interview for you. Diane discusses the benefits, the challenges and a lot of the things we don’t generally think about that can make a big difference to the welfare of your staff – and, ultimately, the success of your business.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
– What life is really like working for a distributed company.
– The good, the bad and the ugly of working remotely.
– What is a fair rate of pay in developing countries?
– The importance of feedback and ratings for freelancers – and why you should take them seriously.
– How challenging it can be to get a start on UpWork, no matter how much experience you have in the real world.
– The pros and cons of being able to work from home.
– What makes UpWork freelancing is different to the kind of freelancing we’re used to
– The benefits employers should consider introducing to motivate their staff.
– Some of the more unscrupulous things employers do on UpWork.
– The sometimes unfair manner in which freelancers get treated by UpWork and similar platforms.
– Diane’s top tips to freelancers on how to avoid bad employers.
– How to keep your highest-performing staff.
– Why you should encourage your employees to grow, develop and move on to bigger things.
– The unique issues freelancers face in the developing world and how you can provide the support they need to endure occasional hardships.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
– Our article: “The 9 Worst Things Employers do on UpWork“
Thanks for Listening!