Hiring Freelancers Offers a Number of Advantages

There are a number of advantages when hiring freelancers, here are a few to consider:

1. Flexibility

Hiring freelancers offers your business flexible support and expertise when you need it most.

Contractors are often specialists and available at short notice to provide a service that no one in your current employment may be able to offer.

2. Quality

For freelancers, relationships and their reputation is everything.

And what’s the most integral part of any business relationship? High quality work!

While conventional employees may be more sporadic when it comes to consistent quality, above all, a freelancer is uniquely motivated to provide outstanding work as they are heavily reliant on repeat business.

3. Savings

Hiring freelancers can save you money compared to a full time employee.

Contract workers generally own and utilise their own resources.

Similarly you will save on: pension, national insurance, company car, laptop and phone.

5. Risk

As freelancers are not ‘employees’ this reduces the risk that your company might incur.

For instance, freelancers are relatively easy to terminate if they are not performing up to your expectations.

Independent contractors usually require a lower level of supervision and have likely performed hundreds or thousands of gigs previously, therefore they know how to approach a project swiftly and intelligently.

6. Reach

When you hire a new employee, you are often pulling from a finite pool based on location.

Hiring freelancers offers your company a wider reach.

And it has never been easier to recruit global talent, especially with dedicated freelancer sites like Fiverr and Upwork.

About the author

Dario Valente is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University and has worked in a number of business development, account management and project roles in the past 20 years. Dario now works as a full-time freelancer. https://iamdario.co.ukcontact

Dario works as a freelancer supporting clients on a range of short-and-long term projects.


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