You’ve decided that you’re going to try working with a freelancer on a specific task. Good choice, but how do you begin?
Finding the ideal freelancer will free you up from the question of what is the traditional office environment and take you to a more digital and remote age. This is no bad thing! Finding the right freelancer can be difficult, but once you find him or her, you’ll never look back. Your freelancer is likely to work from their home office or another location, which means you don’t have to think about the ideal office layout.
The key things you need to arrange at the start are:
- Communication – How are you going to communicate and how often? Make sure you have open lines of communication and if you need to, have regular times for check-ins
- Contracts – Set up the contract and ensure that both you and the freelancer are happy with it. Also make sure that you know how you’re going to pay your freelancer, and how often
- Volume of work – Make sure you outline clearly what you need to be done, and have input from your freelancer on how it can be achieved
- Work slowly at first – It’s a good idea to have one week or one month of work and then evaluate how things are going. If everything is fine, you can continue onwards with less check ins, or less supervision
Using a freelancer is a far more cost effective way to carry out a task that you and your regular employees don’t have advanced skills for. You don’t need to pay for corporate furniture, and that saves you money from the start!
If you’re a freelancer, or you’ve used freelancers in the past, let us know what you think!