26 May

Like any other business, freelancing has low and busy days. Hectic and busy days are when you may consider hiring another freelancer(s) to assist you with excess work for you to reach your deadlines and targets. 

Hiring a freelancer to do a job, whether for your business, home, or personal life, can be time-consuming since you need to make sure that you get an individual who offers good service that is worth your money. Approached thoughtfully, this can be a way to get great work done, improve your business, and build a network.

In today’s blog, UASA IP takes you through a few steps that you can look at when you are looking to hire a freelancer. 

How to hire a freelancer

Look for excellence – you want the freelancers who are working on their own because they love the freedom, not because they can’t get hired anywhere else. Hold a high bar and choose someone whose work you love and who you can learn from.

Know your network – when you hire a freelancer, you don’t just support their work. You get to know them, recommend them to your network vice versa, and learn from and with them.

Make a decision and communicate it – Pick someone based on the strength of their proposal or pitch. You can consider their references, portfolios, and project samples to make a decision. A paid trial is fine, but don’t ask anyone to do work for free. Don’t be bossy, give the professional you have selected do the work that you have hired them to do.

Table the details

First, make sure you have a signed contract in place that you and the freelancer are comfortable with. The contract should include:

Project scope, deliverables, and deadlines.

Pricing, payment schedule, ownership of work, and cancelation terms.

The goal of project, steps taken to achieve that goal, and the timeline for the project.

Revision and approval process (How many revisions will be done on the work, if any other revisions are needed then extra money must be paid to the freelancer).

Pay in time – upon receiving the finished project, pay immediately. You do not want to become a monster client and create a bad name for yourself.

Give feedback – what did you love about working with the freelancer you chose? What could have been done better? This will come in handy if the freelancer needs you to provide a testimonial or reference for them. UASA IP continue to encourage freelancers to create a positive network with other freelancers. This is a good way to sustain your business. You never know where your next client will come from.

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