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Looking to sub-contract (hire) Excel/Google Sheets experts for regular side jobs

Discussion in 'Excel Jobs, consulting gigs & freelancing' started by thatexcelguy, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. thatexcelguy

    thatexcelguy New Member

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    I get a fair bit of online work from clients who need spreadsheet work done (typically 85% Google Sheets and 15% Excel), and I lately I've been becoming a bit overwhelmed with orders. Also, sometimes I turn away jobs when they are too large or difficult of a task to take on myself.

    I'm therefore looking to subcontract work out to other Excel and Google Sheet gurus. Therefore, the jobs wouldn't be simple 1-line formulas, but usually larger projects, and often requiring Excel VBA or Google AppScript.

    In a sense, I'd be basicaly subcontracting the job to you and acting as the middleman. You would get paid for your work, and I would get a cut for bringing in the client and overseeing all the communication (which, honestly, is like 75% of this job). You would be able to decide if you wanted to take the job on or not, so it's really a sub-contracting type gig I have in mind; not a part time employee I expect to take every job I send them or anything.

    My business has an absolutely stellar (literally flawless) reputation online doing this business, and that's because I only accept jobs I know I can 100% deliver on and make the client happy. In most cases, I actually do the work on spec (at least a good majority of it), and send the client a short video of it to make sure we're on the same wavelength. Because of this business model, I would have to work the same way when sub-contracting work out. My #1 concern is that the client is happy, so it is 100% imperative that they get _exactly_ what they want. As such, you wouldn't get paid until the client sees the final video I give them and they give me their thumbs up. If there are bugs or missing features, you would need to fix them until the client is happy (including if any bugs arise later from the originally delivered file).

    Surprisingly, clients who need spreadsheet work are almost always very easy to work with. They are thrilled that a spreadsheet expert is helping them and are usually extremely grateful, and believe it or not but I've never had to issue a refund yet. This is most likely because of how much communicating I do before we agree to the project.

    In addition, I sometimes need a custom function or complicated formula done when I'm too tired or frustrated to figure it out myself. It'd be nice to be able to send you the problem if you're able to solve it and have you send me a quick quote for completing it. Essentially it'd be like asking for help on a spreadsheet forum somewhere, but with a faster, direct, and proper response to my specific issue.

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    I will pay via PayPal (USD) upon completion of the project and acceptance from the client.

    I pay on a PROJECT basis only, not hourly. I find this to be fair to everybody.

    The range of rates obviously will vary greatly, but here's an extremely rough guide:

    - 1 single yet complex formula (say over 1 line long in the formula bar), or very short VBA/Appscript code (7~ lines): $10-$25
    - Improving/revamping a client's existing worksheet (for example, I just had a client with an employee schedule and he needed the staff from his timetable sheet to randomly fill in positions for the upcoming month's day-to-day tasks based on who was working): $35 - $150
    - Writing VBA or Appscript to use a 3rd party API to retrieve data: $50
    - Extracting data from social media accounts dynamically: $50

    If you accepted all the jobs I offered you, you could probably earn $1,500 a month. Definitely not 'quit your job' pay, but if you like doing spreadsheet work, it's a bit of extra money on the side.

    My business has been rapidly growing so it's possible these rates could increase in the future.

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    - Must be confident with their Excel and/or Google Sheets abilities and be able to create complex formulas, and code VBA or Google Appscript in at least an intermediate level.
    - Strongly prefer somebody on Pacific, Central, or Eastern time.
    - To be available to communicate on Skype (just typing is fine, although it's faster to screenshare on TeamViewer), as e-mail can be too slow once a project has started.
    - Care needs to be made so that the client won't run into issues in the future; avoid fixed ranges, allow for flexibility and expansion.
    - Need to create very "clean" spreadsheets (Ex. Align cells nicely, apply colours where it may improve usability, write nicely formatted and commented backend code.
    - Must be able to communicate in English smoothly.

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    If you're interested in "applying" for this "job", send an e-mail to thatexcelguy@gmail.com that includes a brief introduction about yourself, as well as a sample of 3 Excel and/or Google Sheets files you created and are proud of. I'm not looking for the Mona Lisa here, just something that I can see to judge your skillset.

    If things look good then I might send you a little test I created of 4 relatively simple tasks to test your abilities, as well as to see what you'd quote for them in the future to see if our prices are in line. Otherwise it is pointless to try to work together if I cannot afford you.

    Thanks!
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  2. vletm

    vletm Excel Ninja

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    vletm Excel Ninja

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  6. thatexcelguy

    thatexcelguy New Member

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    I'm sorry - I misread what you wrote as "did you get MY answers last time". I had a few workable candidates last time but I couldn't work with the quotes they gave me (they were charging more than I charge the clients).
  7. Preet Inder

    Preet Inder New Member

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    Hi Guys

    I work in a small scale business of manufacturing tractor parts. I need to enter data of daily production in Daily Production Report format i have and then supposed to generate reports out of the same. Can you help me make automated sheets generating reports. I tried making the same using index,match etc but it was taking a lot of my time. Looking forward for reply from you.

    Preet

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  8. NARAYANK991

    NARAYANK991 Excel Ninja

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    Hi ,

    This thread is related to freelancing , contracting in Excel. This means that any help provided is paid for.

    If you are looking for voluntary help which is free of cost , please start a thread of your own for your problem / question.

    Narayan
  9. Preet Inder

    Preet Inder New Member

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    @Narayan

    I apologize for not making it clear. I can pay for this project.
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    Preet Inder New Member

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    @Gireesh

    Well i still need

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