You know how it is when you feel so overwhelmed by those parts of your business that you aren’t good at? Maybe it’s marketing or writing online. Perhaps it’s accounting where the money is going or dealing with customers. Whatever your Achilles tendon is in your business, the great news is that you can pretty much outsource any aspect of your business for a little bit of money.
The thing is, you have better things to do. You started your business because you knew how to make money due to a quality you have. When you divert your attention from your specialty, you may lose out on valuable opportunities that bring money to your company.
Hiring a team that is in-house can create a lot of complications you don’t need in your life. That’s another positive aspect of hiring someone online. See ya later red tape. Keep it simple by hiring on a freelance that specifically does the job you need to get done. Here are a few more things to consider when it comes to the positive benefits of outsourcing work.
Cut Down on Those Business Costs
You can dramatically save on the workforce budget by hiring a specialized freelancer when you need them. Instead of holding onto staff full time and having to offer benefits, why not hire per project? This will ensure no money is wasted. Usually, a freelancer doesn’t charge per hour but by pieces completed that are approved by you. An extra bonus is if you don’t like it, you can ask them to make changes which they often do at no charge.
Freelancers with Expert Knowledge
Another great reason to go freelancer is that they will be an expert in work you want done. Imagine having a full-time writer that had general knowledge versus a writer with a specialty in giraffes. If you needed an article written on tall animals from Africa, you’d obviously go for the niche writer.
If you happen to sell all sort of different things, the challenge of the content you need is even greater. If you had an in-house writer that had to research all the new topics you needed, it could cost a lot of time and of course money.
Instead, you could hire a team of freelancers with all different types of knowledge and experience. Every article would be expertly crafted by those in the niche.
Flexibility in Deadlines
A freelancer naturally has different business hours than just 9-5. They come from all different time zones and have the luxury of working when they please. This means your work can be completed while you’re sleeping. Not only can you choose a freelancer by his expertise but also by their turn around time.
This allows you to stay highly competitive and you get the work you need completed in your preferred time frame. Find your night owl or early riser to get the work done when it works for you.
It’s Easy to Start and End Contracts
Have you ever had a team of employees that you had to hire, manage, and fire? In the spirit of saving you time and allowing you to do what you’re best at, this is where you’ll really embrace the freelance revolution.
No more interview, dealing with employee dissatisfaction, money spent on trying to motivate your team or firing people.
If a freelancer isn’t meeting your needs, they simply don’t get paid on many of the platforms. If they don’t deliver quality work, you have the right to start a dispute. Until they make it right, you don’t pay.
It’s a lot easier to tell if someone has the experience and knowledge you’re looking for while you look online for a freelancer. There will be records, page links, and files that back up their claims. There will often be rating systems and testimonials as well. It’s a lot faster than calling a persons references which is really all the proof that exists the person has had a job before.
It really is the way of the future. You have access to a larger market of people that will fit your needs. I personally use fiverr.com or upwork.com to connect with clients or outsource work myself. You may as well start soon because everyone is migrating towards online work.
If you work from home, tell me, what’s your favorite thing about it?
For me, it’s working in my pajamas and sleeping in.