Is Freelance Hiring Right For You?
Assume you were faced with the task of hiring a new group of talented individuals to handle a huge account you just landed. Are you up for the task? Or perhaps you have a small job that needs completing but no one on staff can handle the project. When you consider the process of linking a project with talented professionals it can be quite daunting, leaving a business owner or manager with a major challenge. But in today's marketplace it's becoming more common to use freelancers in every capacity and field of endeavor.
A Host of Industry Specialists!
The host of industry specialists ranges from web designers, writers and graphic people all the way to human resource specialists, managers, trainers, financial experts and other skilled professionals. The advantages to hiring a freelancer are many and can alleviate concerns that you may not have taken into account.
Immeasurable Benefits of Working With Freelancers!
While some employers still think the old way of hiring permanent employees is superior, there are many forward thinking businesspeople that are discovering the immeasurable benefits of working with freelance professionals. Companies and individuals are always seeking ways to keep costs down and productivity up and when choosing the freelance route, you are assured that great pains are taken towards completing a project on time, within budget and with great skill. A freelancer is eager to develop his own business, therefore he or she will often work more diligently than staff employees. And working with a freelancer means you don't have to worry about training, insurance or supplies. You merely pay for the work delivered and when the project is complete, the freelancer goes away.
How To Choose the Freelancer!
There are a few things to consider when making your selection. As an example, many people claim to be terrific at what they do, yet when you review their work, you are not impressed. So how can you be sure that the person you are selecting is ultimately going to be the right person, the one who can truly handle the project effectively?
When selecting your candidates:
1. Be sure the freelancer is willing to provide references; two or three references should be enough.
2. Ask the freelancer if they will offer samples of their work pursuant to your needs. For example if the project requires writing, request a short sample paragraph.
3. Pay strict attention to the response you receive via e-mail or telephone; professionalism is the key.
4. Always be sure any contracts are clear and agreed upon from the start; if you're concerned about time lines and completion, be sure the freelancer is willing to sign a contract that protects both you and the freelancer.
Perhaps you're thinking that paying a freelancer will be more costly but think again. In actuality, it probably costs less to use freelancers compared to hiring full time employees. You only hire and pay for the freelancer when you need them, plus, you're not responsible for providing any benefits or paying taxes. As many employers begin testing the waters of outsourcing and realize that the positive effects far outweigh any perceived disadvantages, it is predicted that outsourcing will fast become the wave of the future. Whether you are planning to create a dynamic new web site or hiring a professional freelance writer, your goal is to find a freelancer that will bring a fresh new approach to your company. When working with credible freelancers, you should be assured of nothing less than excellence.
Charlene Rashkow brings 15 years of experience as a Freelance Writing Stylist. She has successfully helped countless numbers of companies and individuals reach their objectives by writing outstanding website content, press releases, bios, articles of interest, business plans, resumes, and all other forms of marketing material. See what clients have to say: allyourwritingneeds.com/clients.html
To speak with Charlene you may contact her at allyourwritingneeds.com
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