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Once again looking to hire Excel/Google Sheets Experts

Discussion in 'Excel Jobs, consulting gigs & freelancing' started by thatexcelguy, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. thatexcelguy

    thatexcelguy New Member

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    I posted a similar thread back in July, but am once again looking for talented Excel/Google Sheets gurus to subcontract work out to. I have made a couple of similar threads in the past and added several people to the team, but am looking to add some more guys again since some of the guys I hired in the past either became disinterested or too busy.

    I have clients who need spreadsheet work done (typically 85% Google Sheets and 15% Excel), and sometimes get 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 (although sometimes they are), 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 give me a quote for the job, and paid if the quote is agreed to and then completed, and I would get a cut for bringing in the client and overseeing all the communication (which, honestly, is like 50% 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

    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 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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    Pricing:
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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.
    To date, the average amount per job I've paid my helpers has been $51 as can be seen here: https://i.imgur.com/aezmBgy.png
    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): $15-$30
    - Writing VBA or Appscript to use a 3rd party API to retrieve data: $50
    - Extracting data from social media accounts dynamically: $50
    - Creating an interactive dashboard based on the user's raw data: $80

    If you accepted all the jobs I make available (nobody has ever done that though), you could probably earn $1,500 a month. It's definitely not 'quit your job' pay, but if you like doing spreadsheet work, it's a bit of extra money on the side.

    As my business grows, it's also possible that these rates could increase in the future.

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    Requirements:
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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.
    - Prefer somebody on Pacific, Central, or Eastern time to lessen communication lag (not mandatory, however).
    - 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. Hide/delete extraneous columns and rows, align cells nicely, apply colours where it may improve usability, write nicely formatted and commented backend code, etc.
    - Must be able to communicate in English smoothly.

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    Application:
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    If you're interested in "applying" for this "job", please send an e-mail to thatexcelguy@gmail.com (don't message me here please) that includes an overview about your spreadsheet knowledge. I will then send you a test I created of some 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.

    Thanks!

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