With the immersion in the digital era, companies have realised that working with freelancers is way more comfortable. However, to avoid misunderstanding and disappointments, read the following advice:
1. Clarify your goals and needs: Keep them clear during the work process.
The more specific you are in your requirements, the easier it will be to find the right candidate. You might not need an expert, but a person who has a mix of multiple skills.
Once you choose the right freelancer – make sure you both communicate continuously during the work process and keep all the agreements well documented.
2. Word-of-mouth is still the best network
Yes, LinkedIn, Craigslist and Upstart are all great resources to look for freelancers, but reaching out to your network is always a better option!
3. Seek out positive and motivated freelancers
The power of the freelancer’s energy and motivation will impact your company culture just as much as a full-time employee.
4. Keep on learning by the job your freelancer is doing
If you have found the perfect freelancer for you job – it doesn’t mean you need to step away and just let them do their work. You can always ask the freelancer to walk you through the process so you can understand how it works yourself.