So you’ve decided to make the jump and hire a
freelancer. Woooo. Now you can stop passing jobs off to people within the
business who dabble in a bit of this and a bit of that. And now you’ll get a
professional who does a proper job, and delivers on time and within budget.
But hang on, if this is your first time venturing
into the freelance world, where the heck do you find one? Worry not my friend the
answer is simple. Here are our top ways you can find yourself a freelancer.
There are plenty of social media platforms
out there that can help you out on this one, with some better placed than
others. If a freelancer is worth their salt they will be prevalent on social
media in some form or another, so they shouldn’t be hard to track down.
On each platform you can literally start off
pretty broad by searching for “freelance graphic designer” for example, and
then narrowing it down based on certain factors like location and what not.
A great way to find a freelancer is to ask
around. The beauty of this is you will also get the benefit of other people’s
experiences and recommendations on who is great and who wouldn’t be quite right
Start off by asking other teams within your
own company. You don’t know who might have previously had the need for
freelancers, so it can be a good place to start, especially if it means that
freelancer already knows the business well.
Outside of your company, get in touch with
friends and other businesses you deal with. Again, any one of them could have
used a freelancer and have a recommendation for you.
When on the hunt for freelancers, try to find
out where they might be congregating. Prowling the local cafes might be a tad
stalkerish, so look into particular meet-ups they might attend.
Not to blow our own horn but we think Yudoozy
is a pretty sweet place to find them too, and there’s lots to choose from. We
do all the vetting for you so you know they are legit and you get to see all
their profile information, availability and contact details up front. We’ve
done all the grunt work so it’s easy for you to make your choice.
A good old
Lastly, you can never go past a good old
Google search. Remember there are a lot of cowboys and random wannabes out
there that will be offering a lot for nothing, so really narrow down your
searches and do your research on any potential candidates.