Why Freelancers Can Be Great For Your Business

We’ve all been there, we have a big project that needs to be done for work and it needs to be done right away. This can be very stressful no matter what industry you are in.

Why Freelancers Can Be Great For Your Business

Whether you look after inventory management, are a clothes sales company, or are a lawyer, you will always need things done to improve and leverage up your business.

When this happens, you have a few options that you can do. Firstly you could train up someone that already works in the firm. If you need a website created, for example, you could send someone in your marketing team on a course to learn how to do this.

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Secondly, you could hire someone new to come and join your marketing team that can build websites.

Thirdly, you could hire a freelancer to do it. If you have never hired a freelancer before, it can feel a bit out of your comfort zone and that you aren’t quite sure what you are doing.

If you are on the fence, here are some reasons that hiring a freelancer can be great for your business…

They Can Help You At Short Notice

If you need a job done right away then a freelancer is a great idea. You don’t have to worry about taking a current employee away from the job they are working on, nor the lengthy and tedious hiring process of taking on a new full-time employee.

You simply put out a freelance request stating you need them to start right away and can hire someone and have the job done and completed within the space of a few days.

As long as you are upfront about when you need the work and when you need them to start, it can be a very time-efficient solution.

They Can Be More Cost-Effective

With a freelancer, you can either sort a price at the beginning of the project or they can bill you by the hour.

You will know a rough price for the job from the off and can keep a check on how they are doing as they go. This means you aren’t paying lots of money when they have little work on it as you just pay for the job in hand.

You also don’t need to pay them benefits such as sick pay, tax or holiday pay – they sort all this out themselves.

They Are Experienced In Their Niche

A freelancer is often very expert in their niche and can therefore do an excellent job of the task at hand. They will likely do what you’re asking of them day in day out and know how to sort any problems as well as get them completed efficiently and effectively.

These are just a few reasons that freelancers can be great for your business. Before you hire someone full time for just one project, be sure to consider hiring a freelancer instead.

Be sure to check our sites such as People Per Hour, Fiverr and Facebook groups as there are often a myriad of freelancers there that you can choose from.

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    Takis Athanassiou is a Business Consultant, Author, and Trainer, active in the areas of leadership, business consulting, marketing, e-Learning, social media, and personal growth. He aims at the development of people, business and assets! You can check out his blog, listen to Leadership Execution podcast, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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