Why Hire Freelancers? When to take the leap 20.02.2017 : 08:38am
Freelancers can be a
sweet asset to your team, but you may think we’re biased given our whole
business is based around their work. So, what better way to convince you then
going through all the basics and helping you decide for yourself.
Here we go, a few key
things to think about when you’re umming and ahhing over whether to leap in and
hire a freelancer.
It would hardly be a
good business decision if you didn’t ask yourself why you want to hire a
freelancer. Generally though it’s because you’ve got work that you can’t do
yourself. It could be because you simply don’t have enough time to get it done
or that you don’t have the specialist skills to get it done. We can’t all be
perfect, so you may need a helping hand for sure. The beauty of freelancers is
that you can give them an hours worth of work or a whole shed load, it’s up to
you. And it doesn’t have to be an ongoing thing, so you can simply tap into
their resources and time as and when you need them. Much better than
potentially hiring in a full-time contractor where you have to make a business
case to justify having them.
This might seem a tad
obvious but quite often people start looking to employ freelancers and
temporary workers when it’s getting to the stage of being too late. If you’re
under the pump it’s probably too late. You need to start recognising when you
need help well before it becomes critical. Yes freelancers can pump out some
awesome work in record time, but you can’t expect this to happen all the time.
You need to give them time to work their magic. Plus, if you need a different
type of freelancer that you have never used before you need to give yourself
time to find the right one. It’s less stress all round.
The next question you
need to ask yourself is who do you need? What are the skills you need to tap
into? You may just need someone that can do a bit of everything, a bit of a
generalist, and there are those people around. But more often you will need
some specialist skills, so really understand what you need before you go down
the path of finding someone. For example, don’t just necessarily look for a
developer, but understand what kind you may need.
There are loads of
places you can find a freelancer once you’ve decided it could be the way to go.
We even took the time to list out a few of them. Generally though we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t
say to use us, Yudoozy. You’re already here reading the blog anyway so just pop on over here to see for yourself why you would. Cut through the masses and get vetted,
top of the line freelancers at the click of a button. Easy peasy.