Want to know how to deal with employees you can't see? Suck the last bit of blood from your freelancer? Not annoy the crap out of your independent contractor?
Read my latest column on Inc.
3. Don't be a harpy.[READ, IMAGE]
One of the most nerve-wracking aspects of working with an independent contractor is meeting deadlines. Still, regularly checking in with high-pressure tactics—i.e., sending hourly emails asking, "Is it done yet?"—means your contractor is spending all of her time—and some of your money—babysitting you and not meeting the deadline.