This post is sponsored by FreelanceMyWay.com.
Looking to hire a freelancer can be a daunting task, especially when you are concerned about finding quality work at a reasonable price. Whether you are looking for a developer, designer, writer, or web content professional, hiring a freelancer can be a great option if you are a small business working on a specific project or even for a larger business that can’t hire a full-time worker to complete certain types of work.
Small business owners in particular are known to hire a freelancer to help with tasks like creating a logo, designing or developing a website, creating design products, app development, or even administrative tasks. While these tasks are crucially important to young businesses that are developing their brand, the bottom line is just as important.
Here’s how to find the best talent for the best price.
Choose The Right Platform To Hire A Freelancer
There are many websites where you can hire a freelancer, but before you choose the first one you see, look at how they operate their process. Is it free to post your job on their site? Do potential freelancers have the ability to bid on your job, creating a more competitive environment for possible talent?
Can you see past work that freelancers who bid on your job have done to ensure quality? Most important, are the payments for the job controlled, secure, and restricted to client satisfaction?
These are all questions you should be asking of any website that you trust to source talent for your work. It’s because of all these reasons that I recommend FreelanceMyWay.com. They have a great site that makes it easy to post any job (for free!) and review potential freelancers to hire for your job. The payments are secure and only released when you have notated your satisfaction with the milestones of your project.
FreelanceMyWay.com’s talent pool is refined by their 3-step verification process. Freelancers must submit an application and only 5% of applicants are accepted into their freelance pool. You can be sure you won’t end up with a freelancer that can’t complete the work to your standards.
Payments can always be tricky when you work directly with a freelancer. To make it easier and more secure, FreelanceMyWay.com has a secure payment handling system. After the job poster has accepted a bid, they deposit the fee amount into their FreelanceMyWay account. The funds are only released to the freelancer after the client is happy with each milestone as the work is done.
Post A Detailed Job Description
One of the best ways to make sure you are happy with the work is to tell your freelance bidders exactly what you are looking for. The more specific you can get about what type of work needs to be done and how, the better.
For example, if you are a fashion blog that needs a writer to create blog posts for you, creating a job posting that looks like this could yield different results than you hope: “Looking for a writer that has experience on online publications.”
A better job posting would look like this: “Looking for a dynamic writer who uses descriptive and on-trend language. Must have knowledge of trending slang among young adults and incorporate it appropriately and professionally. Preference given to writers who have experience in the fashion industry. Job will pay $X per word or $X per post.”
The better you describe your ideal freelancer, the more likely they are to bid on your job.
Review Bids And Validate Past Projects
After your job posting time limit expires, review the bids made on your job. Keep in mind that job bids create a competitive environment, which is great to keep costs low. On the flip side though, be weary of immediately accepting the lowest bid, unless cost is a deal breaker for you. When working with freelancers, you can get great talent at a low cost or lousy talent at a high cost. Ultimately it’s up to you to review their work in advance to determine what you are willing to pay for their work.
FreelanceMyWay allows you to review past projects of theirs to ensure you will have the right talent working on your job. You should examine past projects alongside their bid price. Once you feel comfortable with your choice, accept the bid, deposit the fee amount in your FreelanceMyWay account, and wait for them to reach their first work milestone to review. Rest easy knowing you have trustworthy and quality talent hard at work on your job!
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