What to remember when choosing a freelancerCHAPTER 5
You’re not looking for the cheapest freelancer – you’re looking for the best you can afford;
Most freelancers are open to negotiation;
The further away your freelancer, the more you need to consider the difference in time zones;
Candidates quoting low hourly rates could well take much longer than those quoting higher rates;
Low price… fast turnaround… high quality work – you’re never going to get all three at once, so decide which two are most important to you;
If you’re looking for a freelancer to take on a big complicated job, it’s worth offering them a much smaller, related test job to make sure they’re right for the big one – paid, of course;
Rapport is important – you can get a better idea of how well you and a candidate could work together with a quick Skype conversation on some aspect of the job;
It’s worth checking out a candidate’s social media presence – both on business-related platforms like LinkedIn and on party platforms like Facebook. After all, that’s what big companies do when they’re recruiting.
When outsourcing to a freelancer
Make sure their proposal is exactly in line with your requirements
Emphasise that you’re available if they ever need to contact you
Transfer the funds
Accept the proposal
Keep in touch throughout the project …
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