In my previous post, I described Fiverr and Upwork – two on demand platforms for outsourcing work.
In this post, I share how you can hire an attorney through UpCounsel to work for you and your business.
Hire an attorney through UpCounsel
A lot of solopreneurs aren’t familiar with UpCounsel. It’s an on demand platform for legal work. Legal nurse consultants work with attorneys all the time. It makes sense and is prudent to have an attorney representing your interests. UpCounsel offers opportunities to take care of your own legal work.
I’ve used UpCounsel to form my LLC, doing business as formation and most recently to do some contract work for me. If you’re a sole entrepreneur and you don’t have your own contract, first shame on you because you need your own. Two, you can get that done at a very reasonable cost on UpCounsel and I recommend that you hire an attorney through UpCounsel.
You can specifically work with an attorney on a legal project on something for your business, such as a fee agreement or a collection issue. You get a chance to interview with the lawyers who respond to your job before you hire them.
Before you hire an attorney through UpCounsel, you can learn a lot about a person from their voice and how they talk to you on the phone. You can ask them specific questions about how they might approach your legal work. It’s worthwhile to do that. If you find someone that you really like and they click with you, you should stick with them. Build a relationship with this lawyer so they learn your business and can really help you.
Tips for using on demand platforms
On each of those platforms you normally will go there and post a public listing explaining what it is that you want and having the freelancers who I call teammates come to you. That’s the benefit of being on those sites. You don’t have to search. People will come to you.
That’s also a little bit of the challenge. If you do a public posting where you list and you let anybody on the platform apply to your job, you are very likely to get overwhelmed with candidates. You’ve effectively eliminated all the time saving benefit that you were going to be getting because then you will be looking at each one of those candidates to try to assess who’s the best one.
The better way to approach it is to spend some time on the on demand platform, whichever the platform suits you best, and in your leisure look for the providers to do the job you want.
Dina Eisenberg shared more of her wisdom when she cotaught a course called Outsourcing for Nurse Entrepreneurs Made Easy. Check it out. It is available as online training – on demand, of course.