04 September

Things To Consider While Hiring A Freelancer

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It is normal to screen part-time or full-time candidates while hiring them for work, but little do they know, screening freelancers is equally helpful. Not unlike stay-at-office workers, freelancers can also have a major impact on how the company is perceived by the public. Especially with the big boom of the start-up industries, more and more start-ups are hiring freelancers to do jobs such as graphic designing, coding, content writing and so on.

These businesses are usually run by youths; hiring youths and they tend to be more flexible on the stock idea of an office setup with drab metal cubicles and water coolers. Companies that are just starting might also have space constraints, and hence prefer virtual / remote professionals to work with them. With its advantages, it also becomes imperative to keep checkpoints for hiring freelancers, because you will not be able to administer them physically and have to trust them to do your work diligently.

Things To Consider While Hiring A Freelancer
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Below are a few tips to help you choose the right person for your job!

  • Background check on freelancers

    Background check on freelancers
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    The first checkpoint when hiring a competent freelancer into your enterprise is a background check. Knowing about his or her educational details, skills and previous experiences is important because it helps you select the type of freelancer you want. A background check also brings to light the expertise of the aspirant and how competent he or she is in handling the workload.
  • Ask for sample of work

    Ask for sample of work / portfolio
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    Always ask to see a sample of the aspirant’s work. Include a section asking for their previous work or online accounts / portfolios where their content is displayed. Otherwise, you can give them a sample assignment which serves as a test of their skills and competency.
  • Define lines of communication

    Define lines of communication
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    Once the areas of competency and expertise are all satisfied, define what modes of communication you will be using to convey the tasks. Since we’re talking about freelancers, it is a virtual professional relationship, and hence you need to make sure they are easy to reach via social media platforms, be it WhatsApp, or email, whenever necessary. Be clear about when and through which platform the freelancer should submit their work and communicate.
  • Have a recruiting strategy

    Have a recruiting strategy
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    There will be a lot of aspirants if the job description is attractive enough or your company is very versatile. In such a case, you need to add a filter to find the right person for the job. A filter of availability, deadline for applying to the client, years of experience etc. serves as a good way of ensuring you only get the type of freelancers you require.
  • Know your budget

    Know your budget
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    If you are using an online portal to hire freelancers, clearly mention the job description, work hours, and most importantly your budget. Know your budget and how much you can pay the freelancer for the task, and mention it at the beginning to avoid any displeasure or demands later on.

 

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Anwesha Roy

Anwesha Roy is a Journalism student, somewhat expert artist and aspiring to be an expert in graphic design. I like writing, reading, and performing my poetry. I intend to be in the print media industry and make a change in the world by bringing my ideas to life and help the poor and impoverished in different parts of the world.

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