10 Ways to be Wiser About Hiring Professionals (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)
This post very loosely accompanies Gab & Jam Episode 124
(video: https://bit.ly/Ep125professionalvid and podcast: https://bit.ly/Ep125professionalpod )
This is one of those recurring topics around here. You see, we are the D.I.Y. Rock Stars, which means that we advocate doing shit for yourself (and not expecting and/or relying on anyone else to get things done that important to you). What that means is that we don’t often hire “professionals,” but there’s history that led us to come to this realization. That’s one reason why we chose to discuss this. (video: https://bit.ly/Ep125professionalvid and podcast: https://bit.ly/Ep125professionalpod )
The second reason that we want to hire professionals is to be able bring in others—who know “best”—to do things for us, so that we don’t end up with patchwork and inferior quality. So, the goal is to be able to get those professionals in here to get our shit together.
Thirdly, I think it’s important to mention that this post is NOT intended to bash others, nor to say that you can’t get ANYWHERE without others. Our motivation is to help you NOT end up frustrated with the process of bringing someone into your world to help you crank out work that will consist of your heart and soul. We want to save you some of that learning curve t