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Learn how to hire and build a team of experts remotely.
Learn how to hire and build a team of experts remotely. Upwork

That's right - you can create a team of experts from around the world in the comfort of your own home! While the idea might seem a little far-fetched to those who are used to more traditional ways of working, The Bitbag team will be breaking down the steps for you (along with some helpful tips!) in this article. Whether you want to start a business or take things up a notch, a remote team can actually get the job done faster minus the unnecessary overhead costs.


The Advantages of Hiring Independent Professionals

First of all, you might be asking, "Why should I hire an independent professional?" Well, there are plenty of advantages to hiring independent pros, such as:

  • Letting you hire from anywhere in the world based on the specific expertise you need.
  • Reduced costs for you and your workers because you do not have to lease an office or worry about transportation every day.
  • Giving more time for workers to do their tasks since they do not have to travel to and from the office or attend on-site meetings.
  • Faster turnaround as they only focus on the task at hand.
  • Helping increase worker retention now that more people are opting for work-from-home opportunities.
  • Work from home or anywhere you want or need to go!

Sold on the idea yet? The next question you might have is, "How do I hire an independent professional?" There are many places to find remote workers nowadays, one of which is Upwork. Dubbed as "the world's work marketplace", you can hire talent for various skills in various fields. Many businesses turn to Upwork for their proof of quality, safety, and security. It is important to note that your money will not be released until you are happy with the output that you receive.


To find the right professionals for you, you can check their profiles, portfolios, and client reviews on the platform. Identity verification is also set up so you know you will be hiring real people. Then, you can interview potential candidates for your job, negotiate rates, and only pay for the work that you approve. Upwork also protects your data and privacy so you can focus on your business. They offer 24/7 support to help you whenever you need it, as well.


How to Start Hiring on Upwork

To start hiring, you can either create a job posting on Upwork or partner with their recruiters. Post a job on their Talent Marketplace(TM) and wait for proposals to come in from talented people across the globe. Upwork's advanced algorithms will help you shortlist candidates that best fit the position you are trying to fill.

On the other hand, Talent Scout(TM) takes you through the fast lane by having recruiters shortlist talent. Just talk them through your budget and goals, and they will do the recruitment for you. All you have to do is sit back and relax while waiting for a shortlist of Upwork's screened roster that suits your requirements.


Whatever your project may be, you are sure to find the right person for the job on this platform. With millions of registered professionals on the site, you can hire independent professionals or teams from different fields of expertise such as:

  • Development & IT
  • Design & Creative
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Writing & Translation
  • Admin & Customer Support
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Legal
  • HR & Training
  • Engineering & Architecture

The last and most vital step in your selection process is running a chat or video interview. This will help you determine if the applicant's skills, experience, and personality meet your criteria. You can give them a brief introduction of what you will be needing from them, as well, and further discuss what your business stands for.

This will also serve as the stepping stone to starting a relationship with them. Get a feel of what it might be like to work with them and gauge whether you'd feel comfortable entrusting them with what you need for a certain project.

To learn more about building a team of experts remotely, check out Upwork today.