Finding a freelancer - Zinny Factor

Finding the perfect freelancer can be tough if you haven’t got the first clue on how to get started. This guide aims to help you to find the perfect freelancer, whatever it is you need them for. Read on if you need a great freelancer.

Step 1: Knowing Where To Look

Knowing where to look for freelancers is crucial; you can find them all over. It’s important to remember that not all freelancers are created equal, so you should never go with the first one that you find. Start off looking on sites that allow freelancers to advertise – you can use AV Junction here to get started.

It’s worth bearing in mind that freelancers could also have their own websites, and you may even be able to find them on social media. Make a shortlist of freelancers you’ve found that could meet your criteria.

Step 2: Making Sure You Choose The Right Freelancer

Choosing the right freelancer is imperative for getting your job done to a high standard. You want to make sure you check references, view portfolios at length, and interview potential candidates in a way that helps you to answer important questions and find the right one.

You need to make sure you’re going to be happy with the quality of the work the freelancer provides you with, how they work, and you need to make sure that they gel with your own management style.

One of the most annoying things for freelancers is when they are asked to do work for free, with  a promise of more work in the future, or ‘exposure across social media channels’. You must respect their time.

You can’t expect them to do any work before payment, and their previous work portfolio and interview should be enough to help you decide whether they are the right candidate or not. You could consider paying them to do a sample piece, if you really want one.

It’s a good idea to speak with 3-5 freelancers, getting quotes, viewing portfolios, and getting a general idea of who you could work with before making your decision. Remember, you should never go with a freelancer based on price alone.

The most expensive one isn’t necessarily the best one, and the cheapest one could be inexperienced. This is why thorough research and notes should be taken to ensure you find the right one for you.

Step 3: Starting Work

When you’ve found your freelancer and made an agreement with them, it’ll be time for them to start work. However, you need to make sure you’re both on the same page. How often will they update you? When do you need to pay them by?

How much are you paying them? Have you read a contract with a fine tooth comb? When should the work be finished by? Are you paying them per hour, per project, or another way? Make sure you ask all of these questions.

Follow the above three steps and you should find the perfect freelancer for you! Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to receive exclusive information. There will be no spams!

*This is a collaborative post.