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#SocialCafe Chat Topic: Creating a “Hire Me” Page

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What is a Hire Me page and why do I want it?

Wondering why you should bother with a Hire Me page? Check out this article:
Why Your Blog Should Have A Hire Me Page.

What are examples of good Hire Me pages?

Great examples of Hire Me pages can be found here:

What steps have I taken or should I take to set up a Hire Me page?

The following #HowTo Tips are based on:
Ivan Walsh's article on GrowMap: Guide to Setting Up your Hire Me Page.

What else can I do to add to my Hire Me page?

Some brilliant ideas from our Twitter Chat participants! Check out what Enstine Muki says, below, about using your Hire Me page and CommentLuv Premium. Great idea!

Still stuck on what you can offer today? Check out this article: What to Offer On Your Hire Me Page.

Final Thoughts and Action Steps

Some great ideas to get you going on your Hire Me page. And, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to pop them in the comments.


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#B2CTweet How To Create #HireMe Page

#B2CTweet How To Create #HireMe Page

Q&A discussion on how to create a #HireMe Page on your blog or site Hosts: @GrowMap @SocialwebCafe : co-founders of @B2CTweet

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  4. Welcome to another #B2CTweet Chat, at our normal 3pm EDT slot every Wednesday. Today we are talking about the #HireMe page for your site.
  5. Hello everyone! I hope anyone who could use some extra bucks will join us NOW for how to turn what you already know into cash! #b2ctweet
  6. If you are following along on the #B2CTweet questions, you can find them here:  http://b2ctweet.com/b2ctweet-3 b2ctweet-3
  7. Absolutely @socialwebcafe ANYONE can learn to make money almost instantly - thanks to PayPal & similar #b2ctweet
  8. MT @GrowMap: Hello everyone! I hope any1 who could use some extra $$ will join us NOW for how to turn what you know into cash! #b2ctweet
  9. Once you figure out what someone would pay you to do and write it up you can generate income as needed #b2ctweet
  10. Sorry Enstine...typo... Anyone buying a Logitech keyboard check the size! Little one = more typos! #b2ctweet
  11. RT @GrowMap: Once you figure out what someone would pay you to do and write it up you can generate income as needed #b2ctweet
  12. Many bloggers have had to talk each other into setting up a hire me services page. They "felt funny" about it. #b2ctweet
  13. But if you don't share with others what you do they can't recommend you or hire you so you HAVE to do it. #b2ctweet
  14. @GrowMap I find it surprising, when I realize what people will pay for what I consider the "simple stuff" I already do... #b2ctweet
  15. the issue here is how to identify what we can offer. Most bloggers start off blogging with no idea what they want #b2ctweet
  16. I'll be sharing examples of hire me pages created by bloggers you may already know later, but let's start with WHY a hire me page. #b2ctweet
  17. It's difficult to toot your own horn, but setting up a Hire Me page is important. Get someone else to help toot if needed. #b2ctweet
  18. A1 Your hire-me page shares what skills you offer for pay - and you HAVE THEM ALREADY! #b2ctweet
  19. Donna is right - and that is what testimonials are for - help tooting @DonnaFontenot #b2ctweet
  20. The thing is I can't toot your horn if I don't know what you want to be recommended for = why you need a hire me page #b2ctweet
  21. I have a fix for that, Enstine @Easy_retweet I have a post that has examples of what services bloggers have to offer. #b2ctweet
  22. @GrowMap It is those conscientious folks that I like to hire :) They are usually more service-oriented and less me-oriented #b2ctweet
  23. This #Freelancing post has examples of EASY services bloggers can sell that are VALUABLE to others  http://growmap.com/freelancing/ reb2ctweet/ #b2ctweet
  24. Right - but you have to be able to FIND them @socialwebcafe I have many NEW TIPS for #freelancers to get better paying work #b2ctweet
  25. 1 of my very first resumes, I went over-the-top for kicks, for experiment. All was true, but really bragging. It landed the job. #b2ctweet
  26. A services value is in how long it takes THE BUYER to do it - not how long it takes YOU to do it! VERY IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE! #b2ctweet
  27. A1 A Hire Me page can be as simple as a page offering your services and HOW people can hire you. #b2ctweet
  28. I have built a whole site as a hire me page and now will be blogging to support that site #b2ctweet
  29. RT @TheSocialYeti: I have built a whole site as a hire me page and now will be blogging to support that site #b2ctweet
  30. Interesting...RT @GrowMap: A services value is in how long it takes THE BUYER to do it - not how long it takes YOU to do it! #b2ctweet
  31. Yes - a Hire Me page is for is to share what you are willing to do, why you are qualified, & how to hire you @socialwebcafe #b2ctweet
  32. RT @TheSocialYeti: I have built a whole site as a hire me page and now will be blogging to support that site #b2ctweet
  33. So, we are talking about hire me page, huh? I have never made one, but will after I release my #kindlebook #b2ctweet
  34.  http://www.abominablewebdesign.com/ ewebdesign.com/ here it is basically still part time at the day job andb2ctweetcing #b2ctweet
  35. The first step to making money is to figure out what services you can sell and write that up. That is true even if you do NOT blog #b2ctweet
  36. RT @TheSocialYeti:  http://www.abominablewebdesign.com/ ewebdesign.com/ here it is basically still part time at the day job andb2ctweetcing #b2ctweet
  37. @Blognetworking Doing well. And, you, Jeevan? Keep us posted for any more of your interviews on FB. That was cool! #b2ctweet
  38. Hi Jeevan @Blognetworking We're just busy trying to help others make some $$$ with skills they already have #b2ctweet
  39. @GrowMap Agree. Whatever we do offline - our hobbies, skills , I think we can integrate that online. #b2ctweet
  40. @Blognetworking You could even start today, with services you can do today, while finishing your ebook. #b2ctweet
  41. RT @GrowMap: But if you don't share with others what you do they can't recommend you or hire you so you HAVE to do it. #b2ctweet
  42. RT @GrowMap: Hi Jeevan @Blognetworking Were just busy trying to help others make some $$$ with skills they already have #b2ctweet
  43. That is why many aren't offering services Suzi @TweetSuzi They think "I can do that in 10 minutes" THEY can but BUYER can't! #b2ctweet
  44. @socialwebcafe I am sort of a juggling mode right now ;) Still adapting to the changes in schedule, esp with my laptop gone. #b2ctweet
  45. Think of all the people you know @MichellePost How many could you recommend? Do you know what they do? #b2ctweet
  46. I have also networked with other freelancers to be able to offer all services that I need to serve my clients needs #b2ctweet
  47. @socialwebcafe So, I am focused on spending time - on just blogging and on kindle publishing. No fooling around for a while ;) #b2ctweet
  48. People WILL pay good money for things that take you 10-15 minutes that they don't know how to do. #b2ctweet
  49. Adding Favicons or sharing buttons or setting up an RSS feed & adding the RSS icon to their site. #freelancing #b2ctweet
  50. RT @GrowMap: People WILL pay good money for things that take you 10-15 minutes that they dont know how to do. #b2ctweet
  51. Great point- I know many who think that way RT @GrowMap: They think "I can do that in 10 minutes" THEY can but BUYER can't! #b2ctweet
  52. Custom CSS is a great skill to offer. I have custom work in ALL my blogs but I did NOT do ANY of it myself! #b2ctweet
  53. @Blognetworking Gotcha. So it isn't about the time to create the #HireMe page, but the time for the services offered. Got it. :) #b2ctweet
  54. Enstine & I are going to offer a custom Retweet writing service that uses my copywriting and his @Easy_retweet to drive traffic #b2ctweet
  55. RT @TheSocialYeti:  http://www.abominablewebdesign.com/ ewebdesign.com/ here it is basically still part time at the day job andb2ctweetcing #b2ctweet
  56. Most Bloggers should NOT be messing with their code. Better to hire someone like @DonnaFontenot or @socialwebcafe to do it! #b2ctweet
  57. WHY? Because it is EASY to break your blog and then you'll need to hire someone like @MarjWyatt to FIX IT #b2ctweet
  58. @socialwebcafe Yup :) I am focused on finishing the Kindle book for now - more as I go (nothing new until then). #b2ctweet
  59. @GrowMap: Enstine & I are going to offer a custom RT writing svice that uses my copywriting and his @Easy_retweet to drve traffic #b2ctweet
  60. If you don't understand every bit of code DO NOT TOUCH IT unless you plan to learn the hard way. Hire that done. #b2ctweet
  61. @GrowMap That's great, Gail. So, you mean you guys are going to craft custom RTs to get more exposure? #b2ctweet
  62. RT @GrowMap: If you dont understand every bit of code DO NOT TOUCH IT unless you plan to learn the hard way. Hire that done. #b2ctweet
  63. RT @GrowMap: Most Bloggers should NOT mess with code. Better to hire someone like @DonnaFontenot or @socialwebcafe to do it! #b2ctweet
  64. @GrowMap That's a great market that I think not many has taken advantage of ;) #b2ctweet
  65. @Blognetworking I am inspired by your discipline, Jeevan. I tend to always have multiple things going at once. LOL #b2ctweet
  66. Better to pay $40+ for a 10-15 minute job than create a many hours mess you have to pay to get fixed! #b2ctweet
  67. Especially if they have Thesis! RT @GrowMap Most Bloggers should NOT be messing with their code. #b2ctweet
  68. Messing arround in wordpress is my thing. I'll add that on my hire me page #b2ctweet
  69. @socialwebcafe That's great too, Deborah :) I am always experimenting - I love that flexibility and change in what I do. #b2ctweet
  70. @GrowMap Just realized the chat was on and I was actually online and available. :) #b2ctweet
  71. I bet your ears were burning because I used you in a couple examples @kikolani #b2ctweet
  72. Yes and THESIS is a good reason to hire the RIGHT blogger @kikolani Very different than other themes! #b2ctweet
  73. There are many examples of hire-me pages in this post  http://growmap.com/why-your-blog-should-have-a-hire-me-tab/ hy-b2ctweetg-should-have-a-hire-me-tab/ #b2ctweet
  74. With Thesis, one missed semicolon = your entire site going down, including the admin dashboard. #b2ctweet
  75. Most don't think to offer these "small" jobs @Blognetworking There is HUGE demand for them! #b2ctweet
  76. @GrowMap But Thesis is not the only option for powerful blog content platform #b2ctweet
  77. @Easy_retweet Hi there! I don't think we've been formally introduced, but I've heard I need to try out your service. :) #b2ctweet
  78. Q3 What steps have I taken or should I take to set up a Hire Me page? #b2ctweet
  79. @kikolani So true. If you miss a } or : etc... Hello blank screen. #b2ctweet
  80. That is true for MANY coding tiny mistakes Kristi @kikolani Entire blog goes down from one misplaced character. #b2ctweet
  81. @GrowMap Agree, Gail. Lots of demand - esp, for designing, video editing (which aren't that complex compared to coding). #b2ctweet
  82. True, Greg @GRTaylor2 But whatever theme you use when hiring get someone who knows THAT theme. #b2ctweet
  83. These are great: RT @GrowMap: There are many examples of hire-me pages in this post  http://growmap.com/why-your-blog-should-have-a-hire-me-tab/ hy-b2ctweetg-should-have-a-hire-me-tab/ #b2ctweet
  84. True for others RT @kikolani: With Thesis, one missed semicolon = your entire site going down, including the admin dashboard. #b2ctweet
  85. @kikolani I certainly hope you're talking code, lol. WordPress itself is kinda sensitive to that. #b2ctweet
  86. @GrowMap My company @MarketingPress_ prefers the #genesiswp themes. They are easier to train a client to do updates and tweaks. #b2ctweet
  87. A3 Be sure to check out Setting up Your For Hire page: Do’s and Don’ts by @ivanwalsh for @GrowMap  http://growmap.com/setting-up-your-for-hire-page-do%E2%80%99s-and-don%E2%80%99ts/ etb2ctweetyour-for-hire-page-do%E2%80%99s-and-don%E2%80%99ts/ #b2ctweet
  88. @JTDabbagian Yes, I meant in their custom_functions.php - one missed semicolon = disaster. #b2ctweet
  89. True RT @GRTaylor2: @GrowMap But Thesis is not the only option for powerful blog content platform #b2ctweet
  90. Yes, James @JTDabbagian We're talking about why bloggers who KNOW code should sell their services to those who DO NOT! #b2ctweet
  91. @kikolani Yup. But I do think that bloggers should at least have some familiarity with PHP...at least able to copy/paste code. #b2ctweet
  92. @kikolani Yes, the "missed semicolon syndrome" I have found that working 26 hrs in a row contributes to that! #b2ctweet
  93. We've been using Thesis since before Genesis but some have switched - especially affiliate marketers @GRTaylor2 #b2ctweet
  94. I am a big fan of #genesiswp too and building a clients site on it later #b2ctweet
  95. @GrowMap Ok, seriously, Gail. I do coding for relaxation. I am silly enough to think that is "normal." #b2ctweet
  96. RT @TheSocialYeti: I am a big fan of #genesiswp too and building a clients site on it later #b2ctweet - and you did mine and it's AWESOME!
  97. @JTDabbagian Me too... some themes are much more forgiving than others. #b2ctweet
  98. @GrowMap I personally feel Genesis is friendlier to developers than Thesis in terms of pricing/features. #b2ctweet
  99. I started as a passionate blogger that wanted more from WordPress, which grew into a sustainable business #b2ctweet
  100. @kikolani I always have a copy of my php files on my desktop ready to ftp back to the site whenever I'm brave enough to code. ;) #b2ctweet
  101. @GrowMap @GRTaylor2 I use both Thesis and Genesis, depending on the website. I have a lot of them. :) #b2ctweet
  102. @socialwebcafe Or sometimes that 5 second quick fix that turns into a nightmare. #b2ctweet
  103. @Brad_Harmon Me too! It's tough when you're working on someone else's site and they don't give you their FTP information. #b2ctweet
  104. Kristi @kikolani wrote a great comparison of Thesis & Genesis I linked to in my Thesis Theme review  http://growmap.com/thesis-wordpress-theme-review/ heb2ctweetprthesiswpe-review/ #b2ctweet #thesiswp
  105. Copying and pasting code when you don't know what it does or correct syntax = good way to seriously break something @JTDabbagian #b2ctweet
  106. #HireMePage #HowTo2 Identify the components (Who, What, Customers, Credentials, Contact) #W2C3 #b2ctweet
  107. Yes true geek that you are Deb @socialwebcafe MOST bloggers are NOT coders and should NOT TOUCH IT #b2ctweet
  108. @Brad_Harmon Hey Brad..haven't seen you in a long time. Were you inactive in blogosphere? #b2ctweet
  109. Many do start out casually blogging but then get serious @GRTaylor2 We should connect after chat to discuss how serious :-) #b2ctweet
  110. @GrowMap Hence, bloggers need to at least know the implications behind the code they're about to implement. CC @Easy_retweet #b2ctweet
  111. @Blognetworking Yeah, Jeevan. I've been out over a year due to issues w/ my hands. 1st post since I've been back went up today. #b2ctweet
  112. You're making my point for me Brad @Brad_Harmon Ordinary humans don't know how to FTP and don't have coding skills #b2ctweet
  113. @GrowMap Sounds great. We pivoted to a WP Dev company -- I'd love to talk to you later. #b2ctweet
  114. I've actually completed redone my main site and have a new Hire Me Page at  http://www.donnafontenot.com/hire-me/ enb2ctweetire-me/ #b2ctweet
  115. For me it was a question of who need a website or social media and my target is SME and start-up businesses #b2ctweet
  116. A4 comment on commentluv enabled blogs and link back to your "hire me" page #b2ctweet
  117. Yes but there is no reason ALL bloggers must be technical @JTDabbagian HIRE that and focus on writing and promoting #b2ctweet
  118. I have been offering free site reviews and giving free advice and from this have got work - If you want a review dm me #b2ctweet
  119. RT @kikolani: With Thesis, one missed semicolon = your entire site going down, including the admin dashboard. #b2ctweet
  120. @GrowMap I learned that the hard way after copying & pasting code/syntax I didn't understand. But you're right. Most don't get it. #b2ctweet
  121. Hi Bill @chillie31512 Any blogger who has a hire me page can comment in  http://growmap.com/why-your-blog-should-have-a-hire-me-tab/ hy-your-blog-should-have-a-hb2ctweetab/ to be added as an example #b2ctweet
  122. And that lets me know what they do so I know who to connect them with or so I can recommend them @chillie31512 #b2ctweet
  123. absolutely! RT @Brad_Harmon: @kikolani I always have a copy of my php files on my desktop ready to ftp back to the site whenever.. #b2ctweet
  124. RT @TheSocialYeti: For me it was a question of who need a website or social media and my target is SME and start-up businesses #b2ctweet
  125. Enstine @Easy_retweet and I are going to provide custom Retweet copywriting for others @Blognetworking #b2ctweet
  126. @GrowMap You don't have to tell me twice. I manage blogs as part of my business, and I've fixed more than my fair share of that. #b2ctweet
  127. @Blognetworking Thanks. Trying to catch back up. A year out is like forever in the blogoshere. Luckily, some skills stay relevant. #b2ctweet
  128. @kikolani Yes, I've had those, "it will take 5 seconds and then we can go to dinner.." I've learned to wait until AFTER dinner! #b2ctweet
  129. @socialwebcafe My habit was late at night before bed. Then not going to bed until 3 am. #b2ctweet
  130. @GrowMap I know some designing and video editing - I have thought about making that a service, could have done that long time. #b2ctweet
  131. I encourage all of you to think GROUP geo-targeted blogs. WHY >>  http://GrowMap.com/twitter-local witb2ctweetl #b2ctweet
  132. @GrowMap But, didn't. Anyways, I could perhaps use my credibility and rep (after the book launch) to offer those services. #b2ctweet
  133. #HireMePage #HowTo4 Promote the Page (menu link, button, advertise, share, directories like @DoubleLinx) #b2ctweet
  134. It makes more sense for a technical blogger to create a group blog than everyone have their own! #b2ctweet
  135. RT @socialwebcafe: #HireMePage #HowTo2 Identify the components (Who, What, Customers, Credentials, Contact) #W2C3 #b2ctweet
  136. Better for #smallbiz to buy a domain to point to content on an established LOCAL group blog that has their audience already! #b2ctweet
  137. We haven't mentioned the obvious. Most bloggers could sell writing or editing services or teach how to blog. #b2ctweet
  138. And I want to mention that you should get your services listed on @DoubleLinx ESPECIALLY if you are high quality higher $$ #b2ctweet
  139. RT @socialwebcafe: #HireMePage #HowTo2 Identify the components (Who, What, Customers, Credentials, Contact) #W2C3 #b2ctweet
  140. @GrowMap Sort of like shared office space arrangements? For some, this would be much better than what they have on their own. #b2ctweet
  141. I have to go too ;) Nice chatting with you all. See you next week @GrowMap and @socialwebcafe :) #b2ctweet
  142. You'll be right up to speed quickly, Brad @Brad_Harmon Meet me on Skype ayc? #b2ctweet
  143. RT @socialwebcafe: #HireMePage #HowTo4 Promote the Page (menu link, button, advertise, share, directories like @DoubleLinx) #b2ctweet
  144. It makes perfect sense @Brad_Harmon THE AUDIENCE is what matters just like money is in the list #b2ctweet
  145. Why build a new blog if you can put your content on a power blog that has your potential buyers already there? @Brad_Harmon #b2ctweet
  146. My hire-me-page-in-progress is on video editing. Didn't know that it was such a need? Cool! :) #b2ctweet
  147. Same concept as you get more business in a mall than with your business on your ranch out in a rural area @Brad_Harmon #b2ctweet
  148. Thanks, Donna :) RT @DonnaFontenot: Gotta run. Client call. Thanks for the great chat. #b2ctweet
  149. Yes, that too! RT @kikolani: @socialwebcafe My habit was late at night before bed. Then not going to bed until 3 am. #b2ctweet
  150. RT @GrowMap: And that lets me know what they do so I know who to connect them with or so I can recommend them @chillie31512 #b2ctweet
  151. RT @Easy_retweet: A4 comment on commentluv enabled blogs and link back to your "hire me" page #b2ctweet
  152. Thank you for joining us for this week's #B2CTweet Twiitter Chat on the #HireMe page
  153. RT @socialwebcafe: #HireMePage #HowTo4 Promote the Page (menu link, button, advertise, share, directories like @DoubleLinx) #b2ctweet
  154. RT @JTDabbagian: @GrowMap I personally feel Genesis is friendlier to developers than Thesis in terms of pricing/features. #b2ctweet
  155. Video is BOOMING and there is HUGE demand at all quality levels and price points @socialwebcafe #b2ctweet
  156. Next week, on #B2CTweet, we have a very special guest, @tweetreachapp talking about Twitter Analytics. You won't want to miss Wed 3p EDT
  157. Video will continue to boom because attention spans are short & many hate to read! @socialwebcafe #b2ctweet
  158. @socialwebcafe No problem, Deborah. Couldn't add much this week, but I will try to participate more next week ;) #b2ctweet
  159. Then I better finish my #HireMe page! MT @GrowMap: Video is BOOMING and there is HUGE demand at all levels @socialwebcafe #b2ctweet
  160. Missed the chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the #B2CTweet archive/summary is ready.
  161. RT @b2ctweet: Next week, on #B2CTweet, we have a very special guest, @tweetreachapp talking about Twitter Analytics. You won't want to ...
  162. @Blognetworking Ah, too modest, Jeevan. You always add. I come away with more ideas, just from you sharing your tips :) #b2ctweet
  163. RT @b2ctweet: Missed the chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the #B2CTweet archive/summary is ready. #b2ctweet
  164. RT @GrowMap: RT @b2ctweet: Missed the chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the #B2CTweet archive/summary is ready. #b2ctweet
  165. RT @b2ctweet: Missed the chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting you know the #B2CTweet archive/summary is ready.

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This SocialWebCafe Twitter Event is about Creating a “Hire Me” Page.




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This Twitter Chat will help you set up your own "Hire Me" page to offer services from your web site or blog.

It is very helpful to let people know what services you provide and how they can obtain those services. Hence, the "Hire Me" page.


Twitter Event Details

  • Date:   09/05/2012
  • Time:   6:00 pm PST/PDT (9:00 pm EST/EDT).
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    1. What are examples of good Hire Me pages?
    1. What steps have I taken or should I take to set up a Hire Me page?
    1. What else can I do to add to my Hire Me page?


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