Friday, September 13, 2013

(Business) 5 Things You Do When You Hire A Freelancer On Elance

There has never been a better time to be start a business online  and there has never been a better time to hire a freelancer owing to the financial crisis that still casts a large shadow over the global economy five years later. Businesses stand to benefit from the turmoil of the fast few years and hire top talent from sites are that provides a platform where clients and freelance meet and serve each other's interests as the client get quality work at a very competitive price and the freelancer get paid for his work as well add successful projects and feedback to his or hers portfolio.

However, in this win-win exchange, there are pitfalls mostly made out of ignorance on the behalf of both parties that can make this exchange a bitter and time sapping dispute. So in order to save both clients and freelancers the time and money of a bad experience below are 10 do's and don'ts that can make sure clients and freelancers  continue  to benefit from each other.

Do review freelancers profile

When you put up of job post and the proposal start flying in, the first thing you do is check their profiles. It cannot be stressed how important this is as a freelancers profile will pretty much tell you about the quality of the freelancer and whether you will have trouble down the line or the best hiring decision you've made yet. Their profile will also show their portfolio of work which can be useful if you are in need  of a graphic of website designer.

Do set milestones

The trick when hiring freelancers is to make sure there are no misunderstandings about what you want and when you want it and that's what makes the milestone feature on elance so useful for clients. with the milestone feature, you can set specific tasks and dates simultaneously avoiding the freelancer from losing track of the project by providing clear deadlines. It's very useful way to structure payment and keeping freelancers incentivised.

Do write clear job descriptions

While milestones are useful in telling a freelancer what and when you want a project done, a well written project description answers the most important for a freelancer, how. vague overtly long project descriptions are the bain of a freelancers existence and could turn the right freelancer away from your project so make sure make clear what you want from the freelance as well as how.

Do ask questions

This is the most important part of the whole hiring process as this is where you either select a freelancer or look for someone else. Make sure you ask what experience they have and when can they complete the project at hand. Use your discussion with freelancers in tandem with their job feedback and performance on tasks that are similar to yours.

Do set a reasonable price for your project

We all have our budgets but too low a price can price out a freelancer perfect for your project. A low price also attract less skilled freelancers who may offer cheaper prices but always the standard of work that you're looking for as cheap is not always cheerful. The prices on elance are already quite competitive so suspiciously low bids should set an alarm in your head.

Armed with these five points, you can't go wrong on elance when hiring freelance talent as these are the only five you really need to know. If you have a project that needs doing and want to test if these five rules work in practice, visit   


No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...