How to Hire Independent Contractors 101

No BS, just all the stuff you’d have to Google to hire your first independent contractor in one spot!

Made by a busy entrepreneur, for a busy entrepreneur. 

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Ready to get some help in your biz?

Just not quite sure how to make that happen? This is for you.

This self-paced course is for the small business owner looking for a step-by step, simple process for hiring independent contractors - from decoding if you’re ready to hire to having a fully functioning team, it’s all here.

Hey, I'm Cali

I'm a side hustler turned full-time biz coach, in part because I allowed myself to step into CEO and hire help. 

That didn’t come without challenges though, hiring help is no joke. It took me a lot of time to figure out all the pieces to hiring. 

Luckily for you, I did the digging (and even partnered with a reputable law firm to help us all out), so all you have to do is follow the steps and hiring will be a breeze.

I know what it’s like to have too much on your plate, to feel like you’ll never pull ahead, and to want desperately to have a team - I mean it when I say it’s possible for you. I’d be honored to help guide you to it. 

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This course is no fluff - it’s the shit you need to learn to hire independent contractors in your business, period. 

Backed by an esteemed law firm (so you can be sure you’re legally covered) and tested by myself and others - this course will quickly get you past any blocks you have with hiring and into growing your business. 

You’ll get taken through all the steps - from figuring out if you’re ready to hire now or need to plan a little more to interviewing, contracting, onboarding, and managing your independent contractors. 

When you leave this course you’ll be refreshed, ready to hire, and excited for the opportunities it can bring (which are a TON - you know that we can only grow with help, right?). 

Beyond feeling ready to go, you’ll also have:

  • Knowledge of ALL the steps (and in what order!) you need to take to hire your businesses’ first independent contractor(s).
  • A method for determining if you’re ready to hire, and what to hire for first. 
  • A job description template so you don’t have to waste time creating your own from scratch.
  • Go-to guides for finding and interviewing candidates (you’ll get my fave interview questions I’ve been using successfully for years).
  • A contract template you can just tweak and send (literally a $450 value alone!)
  • An onboarding checklist to make starting your relationship with your new contractor a breeze. 

I’m serious when I say that just going through these steps takes the anxiety and guesswork out of hiring. 

Plus, you can use what you receive in this course again and again, each time you hire!

This is an online course with 8 modules covering:

Module 1: Welcome & Introduction

Module 2: How to Know if You’re Ready to Hire

Module 3: What Type of Help to Hire

Module 4: Where to Search for Your New Hire

Module 5: How to Interview For Your Independent Contractor

Module 6: Onboarding Your New Independent Contractor

Module 7: Maintaining Your Ongoing Work Together

Module 8: Ending Your Work with an Independent Contractor

(See full details of each module below.)

Plus there are templates, checklists, and hiring resources for each step of the way. 

All of this is wrapped up into a course portal with your own login details. You will also receive complimentary access to all future new modules and live rounds! Pay once, receive a lifetime of support. 

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The Modules

1: Welcome & Introduction

Meet your team, Cali and Amy. We’ll get your oriented to the course, course platform, and how to gain additional support in this quick, kickoff module. 

2: How to Know if You’re Ready to Hire

In this module, you’ll learn the questions you need to ask to know if you’re ready to hire, and what type of help to hire first. 

We’ll break down common “am I ready to hire questions” into an easy 3-part checklist for you to know where you stand. Plus, you’ll uncover what area you need to hire for first. 

3: What Type of Help to Hire 

This is a meaty lesson where you learn the difference between independent contractors and employees, so you can be sure you legally and financially make the right choice for your business. 

Amy brings her legal expertise to you in an approachable way so you don’t have to pay $100s to get these answers! 

Plus, you’ll figure out how to define the role you are hiring for, and we give you all you need to know about writing your first job description (hint - this is one of the most important steps to get right! Use the template you’re given to do so!).

4: Where to Search for Your New Hire

Avoid the frustration that comes from searching for help in the wrong places. Get the best online and offline spots to find the right-aligned help for your business. 

5: How to Interview For Your Independent Contractor

There are some legal items to be aware of when interviewing, be sure you’re on the right side of the law when interviewing by reviewing this module. 

Plus we’ll provide you tried and true interview questions that help narrow down the successful candidates, so you can get right to it!

6: Onboarding Your New Independent Contractor

There are a lot of logistics in onboarding a new independent contractor - from having them sign a contract and NDA to getting them set up from a tax perspective, in your systems, and moving on projects - we’ll walk you through each aspect so you can be sure you don’t miss anything!

7: Maintaining Your Ongoing Work Together

As with any good relationship, there is a certain amount of maintenance required in keeping and growing a fruitful relationship with your independent contractor. 

In this module you’ll walk you through how you can make the most of your time together.

Plus you’ll get tactical tips on the practical side of things like invoicing, payment, and record keeping so you are covered from a financial, legal, and business perspective. 

8: Ending Your Work with an Independent Contractor

All good things must come to an end, and if/when your relationship with your independent contractor comes to a close, there are a few key pieces you need to tidy up. 

Learn what they are and how you can streamline them each time in this module. 

Still unsure? Well let’s start here, does any of this sound familiar?: 

  • You’re overwhelmed, but it’s also overwhelming to do what it takes to find help, so you just keep pushing on alone. 
  • Burnout is creeping in, you have a ton to do, you know others can help - but how to even start?!
  • You have a lot to learn when it comes to hiring. You’re unsure what you have to do legally and financially (contracts, taxes, HR concerns, oh my!).
  • You aren’t sure where to even find good people anymore - where is everyone hiring from?
  • You know you need a contract (for yourself and your help), but ugh, aren’t those expensive?
  • Maybe you don’t have a lawyer or accountant and everyone seems to tell you you need one before you can hire, but you want to get moving!
  • You’re busy, period. Who has time to research all this stuff about hiring?!

You know that if you were just able to get some help, you could feel some relief, your biz could grow, and you’d actually feel like a CEO - right? 

If any of that feels true - then I invite you to listen to it and get the shortcut to hiring success - this course.