Are you trying to hire skillful freelancers or on-demand workers part-time or full-time? If so, you’ve come to the right place, even more, at the right time.
Nowadays, you don’t have to take on every task to build your business. Nor do you have to hire employees. You can hire freelancers or on-demand workers.
How to Hire SkillFull Freelancers
How to identify skilled freelancers? Research is the first strategy you can use to find skilled on-demand workers. By examining profiles you can determine if a freelancer has the potential to complete projects you have in mind.
Independent contractors create visible profiles for the public. Clients can easily find information and details they need to know on the contractor’s profile page. This information includes; the worker’s level of education, current country and city of residence, cost or rate for services, which service the contractor provides, examples of work, ratings and reviews from previous clients, contact information, and profile photos.
On-demand workers build value by receiving positive ratings from clients. Customers rate freelancers 1 – 5, one being the lowest and five the highest. Freelancers get lower ratings when the customer is not pleased. Likewise, they get higher ratings when jobs are completed to the customer’s satisfaction. Therefore, the best way to find valuable freelancers is by reading profile reviews.
1. Find a Platform
Create a Profile:
Creating a profile is the first order of business. Your profile should include a photo and a description of the services you need. More importantly, it should describe the characteristics of the type of freelancer you want to work with. It’s important to clearly describe what you’re looking for in a freelancer. That way freelancers that team up with you can have a clear understanding of your expectations.
Contently is a freelance platform that connects businesses with publishers. This company takes pride in being the only business in its marketplace to take the three-step approach to solve clients’ promotional issues. To begin, Contently targets world-class talent (publishers). The next step targets an expert content strategy (digital marketing). The last step targets the enterprise content platform. The combination of these steps equals content mastery (marketing solution).
Fiverr is the world’s largest (1#) freelancing marketplace. The company was founded in 2010, servicing individuals for over a decade. This platform can serve those who are attempting to complete projects with a limited budget. I have used Fiverr to employ workers, and I must say I was impressed. There are a few ways to employ freelancers on Fiverr. Clients can post projects on job boards or browse profiles and hire verified members.
Freelancer is respectively the world’s largest crowd-sourcing marketplace when it comes to projects and users. In my opinion, Freelancer is an excellent resource for hiring independent contractors. I have personally used their services to hire freelancers for projects.
ProBlogger was launched in 2004 by Darren Rowse. I would consider ProBlogger a site created by the people for the people. The developer of ProBlogger put more of a personal touch on this company unlike other sites in this particular marketplace. More specifically, this site was designed based on Mr. Rowse’s experience to help marketers, whereas other sites in this marketplace were developed by groups of developers for profit maximization. By and large, ProBlogger the cheapest site to hire freelancers. You can purchase service for as low as $70.
The Writer Finder
The Writer Finder might be the most expensive, but they deliver skilled on-demand workers within 72 hours. If you don’t agree, you can get your money back.
How does it work? You have two options of service to choose between. The first option is to pay whenever you want services. This option doesn’t lock you into a contract or subscription. The second option is to pay for a plan. There are two plans you can purchase. The first plan is the dedicated account manager plan which costs $2,500. The second plan is the dedicated Sr account manager which costs $10,000. However, TheWriterFinder is accomplished. This platform specializes in connecting publishers with customers.
Upwork ranks #1 in its respective marketplace when it comes to annual revenue estimated over $1 billion annually; posting over 3 million jobs from 5 million registered clients. Over the years, the company has re-branded and merged to become one of the most dominant forces in its field beginning in 1998. In the beginning, the company was named Elance, four years later (2003) oDesk, 10 years after that (2013) oDesk-Elance, two years later (2015), and currently Upwork. I personally have not used this platform, but according to positive reviews and satisfying clients, the company is legitimate.
2. Review Advantages of Hiring Freelancers
There are many reasons you should hire freelancers. To start, hiring freelancers will help you free up time. This gives you the ability to get more done. You can work on other areas of the business that need to be addressed. Secondly, thousands of qualified freelancers are looking for opportunities daily. You can access qualified workers at any time, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Lastly, you have fewer responsibilities by hiring freelancers. You don’t have to pay for the employee’s insurance, medical, or retirement funds. More importantly, you don’t have to babysit employees.
The gig economy has provided average people with many opportunities. Individuals have the ability to be more flexible. They can set their own schedule and work when they want. Most importantly, freelance opportunities provide people with the opportunity to earn a supplemental income. By the same token, the gig economy has provided many businesses with opportunities. Here are a few additional reasons why you should hire freelancers:
Hiring on-demand working is cost-efficient for your businesses. It can help you cut the cost of your business expenses. You don’t have to pay for the employee’s insurance, medical, or retirement funds. In addition, you don’t have to rent or purchase a building or office space because freelancers work remotely.
Therefore, as a business, you must search for ways to cut expenses. Fortunately, you can hire freelancers to complete projects at a reasonable price or rate.
It’s important to build relationships when building a business. Building relationships gives you more access to resources. Not only can you benefit from the skills of the on-demand worker you choose to hire. But you can also connect with their audience and connections. Like they say, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.
Get More Done
You can’t be everywhere at once. For this purpose, you might want to think about hiring help. By teaming up with these individuals, not only can you achieve your marketing goals. But, you can also get more done. Ultimately, you can complete projects faster.
It takes time to build or grow a business. On top of that, you need resources, skills, tools, capital, etc. Unfortunately, most people don’t have what it takes to develop or expand a business. To tell the truth, this is why businesses fail.
As a developer, you must constantly produce content to retain the attention of your target audience. However, it becomes difficult to create content after you’ve been at it for awhile. For this reason, this makes the decision much easier to employ independent contractors to add diversity.
You can only do so much before you become burnt out. Doing everything on your own can be stressful. On top of that, we tend to make mistakes as humans. Even experienced developers make mistakes. I find mistakes within my content more often than not. This is why hiring independent contractors can benefit your organization.
3. Review Disadvantages of Hiring Freelancers
There are mostly advantages of hiring freelancers Nonetheless, there are a few disadvantages.
Results are Unpredicatble
When it comes to outsourcing work there are no guarantees. The results are unpredictable. You don’t know the person doing your products. You don’t know the person doing your products. Hiring freelancers is like going on a blind date. You don’t know the person on the other end. Nor can you interview the individual you hire for a project. So before you hire anyone, you need to do your research.
Sadly you can’t determine the quality of a person’s work until you see it; not even through research. Consequently, sometimes things may not turn out the way you expect. Your projects might not be complete by the deadline. Or the quality of the work might not be up to your standards. Heck, there’s even the possibility of the worker quitting. Any of these circumstances could lead to possible disputes. Luckily, in the event there is a dispute, freelancer platforms will guide you through renegotiating terms or cancel the project.
4. Choose Your Project
There are several topics to choose from. Independent contractors can be hired for pretty much anything. Not only can you hire freelancers for content, but you can also hire freelancers for much more including:
- Choose Project:
- “Graphic Design“: logos, websites, social media, mobile apps, architecture, 3d products, business flyers, and others.
- “Digital Marketing Optimization“: content, podcasts, search engines, social media, social videos, and others.
- “Programming & Tech Building“: apps, games, eCommerce along with others.
- “Business“: branding services, developing business plans, market research, product research, lead generation, financial consulting, tips, and more.
5. Check Out Freelancer Profiles
Some freelancers are newbies whereas others are experts. Therefore, it’s essential to check out their level of experience. For instance, you can find a newbie who recently graduated from college majoring in English. This graduate may have suitable credentials but no experience. By the same token, you can find an experienced guru who has completed over 1000 projects. Now, of course, the more experienced guru will demand more than the novice. But that’s the price you have to pay.
5. Post Your Project
Once you’ve browsed around and checked out different freelancers, it’s time to post your project or award the project to a freelancer. There are two options for hiring on-demand workers. The first option is to find talent alone. Secondly, you can pay a business to hire on-demand workers.
6. Award Project(s)
Award your project to a skilled freelancer. There are two ways to hire freelancers. You can either hire freelancers yourself. Or you can get companies to hire freelancers for you. As mentioned earlier, finding a valuable freelancer can become time-consuming. You can spend years trying to fill in missing links to However, it is not cheap to hire firms to find freelancers. But it will save you time.
- Award Your Project(s): You can post a project and award it the best bid. Secondly, you can browse through profiles and pay a fixed price. An lastly, you can pay companies to rent their freelancers or employees.
- Post Bids: After you post your project, bids will start rolling in immediately. Therefore, you must review bids and decide who to hire for your project. It’s critical to review bids to identify reliable workers.
- Pay fixed price: Pay the price the freelancer
- Pay hourly: Pay workers by the hour.
- Hire freelancers through companies: