Most clients will not bother with the way things are done for freelancers as long as the end product is completed as per their requirements. Freelancers have healthy competition for local as well as global projects. If you rely on people seeking freelance jobs for additional work that you needn’t bother your staff for then here are five things you need to remember before you post the next project.
Judge them on their expertise
Depending on projects, choose the level of expert you require. If a rookie freelancer with a decent proposal will do then don’t feel inclined to spend more money on a veteran freelancer. Conserve resources where you can and give the most deserving candidate a chance.
Don’t get stuck with experienced freelancers who charge profusely
Experienced freelancers are usually easier to deal with because of their knowledge of the business that doesn’t always make them professional. They can also be arrogant because of an extensive portfolio. Unless a freelancer comes highly recommended from trustworthy sources, don’t jump to conclusions and make a logical decision
Beware of freelancers who trade pay for recommendations
You will come across freelancers who are willing to take a pay cut for an assured recommendation. Beware of such freelancers because they are already thinking about the next job they could get before you have finalized the terms of the current job. You will be forced to write a recommendation as a part of the contract. It is better to write a recommendation for a freelancer you enjoyed working with as a thank you for his professionalism rather than a forceful one.