How to Use Outsourcing and Freelancers

Key Benefits of Using Freelancers

There are many benefits to outsourcing non-core projects to freelancers, including:

  • Focus. You have more time to concentrate on your core project/service.
  • Cost. Using freelancers can be more cost-effective than employing full-time staff, with the added benefit of you being able to quickly scale back should your finances run low.
  • Startup Time. The process can be simpler and faster than recruiting a full-time employee.
  • Flexibility. If the quality of one freelancer is unsatisfactory, you can easily switch to a different freelancer.
  • Speed. You can usually expect a fast turnaround time because any delay impacts the freelancer’s own ability to generate an income.

“Use freelancers to help with limitations of a small team.” 

Steps to Follow When Outsourcing and Using Freelancers

Just because the process of finding freelancers is simpler than ever, it does not mean that it should not be managed. Follow these steps to make things easier for you and your team as your startup grows:

  • Compile a list of tasks that can/will be outsourced.
  • Compile a policy document regarding confidential information.
  • Find the most efficient service providers for you.
  • Provide any freelancers or outsource partners you use with detailed information and requirements.
  • Manage your outsourcing budget according to what you need most urgently, and what you can afford right now.
  • Set aside time for following up with your freelancers and the reviewing of all outsourced projects.

Using this process will improve your chances of successful outsourcing.

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