Working with a freelancer or two on a larger project can be great for both companies and freelancers. Freelancers get to work from home, and they still make a sizable income. Companies are not required to pay out benefits, technically they do not hire the person, and they can enjoy the skills that the freelancer has to offer, something that they might not be able to find nearby.
Working with a freelancer can also be a bit stressful, depending on the freelancer. Keeping an eye out for these five things, and making sure that they happen, will make working with any freelancer great.
Before working with a freelancer, it’s always a good idea to make sure they are dependable. If they do not have any reviews, providing them with a short interview with a deadline will give an idea as to whether they will have work submitted on time. If a freelancer cannot meet the deadline of an interview, they more than likely cannot meet the deadline when work is due.
Communication should also be dependable. A freelancer should be able to be reached at least once a day, if not more. After all, most freelancers work from home, and it only takes a few seconds to send back a message on apps.
2- Willing to Learn
Every freelancer should be willing to learn something new. If a freelancer is too set in their ways, they will not be flexible enough to handle the many changes that can happen in the workplace, which can easily make it difficult to work with them.
Make sure that freelancers are willing to learn a new thing or two by asking them to login to the workplace apps that are being used. If they insist on using something they are already familiar with instead of taking the time to learn about new workplace communication apps, this is not a good sign, and it may be best to go with another professional.
3- Pay on Time
Freelancers can be a bit finicky when it comes to working with a company that is not dependable, just like companies do not want to work with a freelancer that is not dependable. By paying on time, responding quickly to messages on workplace communications apps and being there to help them learn new things, companies are laying down the foundation that it takes to build a long-term working relationship with a great freelancer.
Freelancers may not have a long list of reviews, but that does not mean that they do not have the experience necessary for the job. Without reviews it can be hard to check, but not impossible. Simply asking a freelancer for examples of blogs that they have written for previous jobs can help decide whether they have the experience for the job in question.
Communication is vital to make sure that work runs smoothly. If a freelancer is sick, or has a family emergency, they need to make sure to discuss that with the person that they are working for. Make sure that freelancers know how to use workplace communication apps, and then wait to see what happens.
If a message is sent to the freelancer and they do not respond, this is a tell-tale sign of what will happen in the future. By making sure that they know how to use workplace apps, business owners have already done their part. Then, it is up to the freelancer to make sure that they send a message when they will not be able to meet a deadline, etc.
Working with freelancers can be highly beneficial to companies across the world. Keeping these five things in mind will guarantee that things run smoothly, and that companies are able to form a long-lasting relationship with the perfect freelancer.