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June 27, 2017
 

Easy Tips for Hiring Freelancers

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Do you need to hire freelancers? Would it be beneficial to you? These are easy and important questions to answer before you begin looking for help with your business. Freelancers can be helpful and fun to work with, but if you don't put some time and effort into attracting top talent, you may be sorry.

What kind of business do you have? Does the name reflect what you are trying to accomplish. Is it clear what you are looking for? These questions need to be answered before you get started. You want to attract the best you can and taking your time doing it will be well worth the wait.

Everyone wants to get paid for their work. It is important that you make it clear how the freelancer will be reimbursed. Make sure that this step is clear and easy to understand. They will want to be compensated in a timely manner. Most people will not work for someone if they are not assured of getting a stipend at the end of the project. If you want to use qualified people, you will need to be able to pay for the work they do. Offering money at the beginning of the project could help the process, but is not necessary.

If you do not want to share publicly about the project you are looking for, an E-mail can be sent with the specifics.

Make sure you have the resources and funding. You will need to pay for what you are asking. Offer more funds for more difficult projects. You do not need to pay the same for everything.

You are in control and it is your project. Communication is important because simple misunderstandings can cause a project to stall and have more bumps in the road then are necessary.

References are valuable and necessary. This step takes a little bit of extra time, but can be a life saver. Since you may not meet the person you are hiring in person, you need to make sure they are reputable and trust worthy. Your business depends on. Ask for the names of at least three people. One should be a former employer. Do not use relatives. But close personal friends are acceptable. Asking about education is also important. It does not tell the full story about someone’s ability, but it helps with the process.

Having deadlines along the process with assure you that the project will be done correctly and in a timely manner. Do need to be honest about the work being done. Is it what you are looking for and trying to accomplish? Do not be afraid to give constructive advice. The freelancer who has value and integrity will accept it willingly and appreciate the input. As they work for you, they will improve and understand what your goals are. Easy and healthy communication is the key. Everyone working for the same outcome.

Although finding the right freelancers can be difficult and challenging, you will be rewarded over and over as you continue to work together. Professionalism and patience is the key.

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Irish
June 8, 2011 - 8:15 pm
HHIS I should have thuohgt of that!
 
John
June 2, 2011 - 6:31 pm
Great post!
 
John
June 2, 2011 - 6:25 pm
Great post!
 
 
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