If you are looking to be hiring freelancers with a unique set of skills, here’s how you go about it and what should you bear in mind when doing so…
For those people running home-based businesses, hiring freelancers is a natural part of building up your reputation. You need other people to help with regards to odd tasks, but when you are at the point where it’s just you, and you finally need some extra help, it can be somewhat daunting. So, if you are looking to be hire freelancers, and you need someone with a unique set of skills, how do you go about it and what should you bear in mind when going down this route?
The Freelance Marketplaces
If you have done any research into hiring a freelancer, there are so many different resources out there, such as Elance, PeoplePerHour, or Upwork. But, when going down this route, and you’re looking for freelancers with specific skills, you may have to wade through many different pages of profiles to find the right person. In theory, freelance marketplaces are a godsend, because all you need to do is go to one place, but to find the right candidate you may need to consider certain obstacles that will arise…
Beware Of The Differences…
Many obstacles in hiring a freelancer could consist of cultural differences, or even a language barrier. And, you could take advantage of translation services, like Lighthouse Translations, if you have found the right person, but this isn’t the bottom line. Are they on the other side of the world, and as such, are you going to struggle with communication? When you wake up in the morning, they may be going to sleep. And so, turnaround on a specific project could take a lot longer than anticipated. This is the bane of getting someone with a very unique skill. They’re not always contactable, and likewise, if you want comprehensive communication with them, will they be able to reach you at 3 in the morning when it’s 3 in the afternoon their time?
Remember To Pay For The Results You Expect
A lot of people take advantage of freelancers, viewing them as cheap labor. But think about it from your own perspective. If you were to complete a specific task, how much would you want to be paid for it? There are many people out there leveraging cheap labor, and while this makes financial sense, especially for entrepreneurs and business leaders just starting out, you can’t expect a fantastic end product. Instead, by paying that little bit more, it doesn’t just guarantee a good job from the freelancer, but you will get a good reputation, by being fair with freelancers.
The right freelancer could be the start of a wonderful working relationship, but, the wrong one could cause disaster, and it’s not just because of them, it’s because of you. As the expression goes, “you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.” If you want the best of the best, it’s not just about money, but it’s about going down the right channels. There are so many contractors out there, but finding that diamond in the rough, especially when it comes to unique skills, is a fine art.
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