It’s never easy to hire a freelance professional. That is why if you decide to hire a freelancer to help you out, you should be even pickier and highly selective.

Quite often, corporate leaders and business owners are very skeptical about hiring a freelancer instead of a full-time, in-house employee just because they, or somebody they know, had one bad experience with a freelance professional.

In these days of pandemic though, you should not let only one situation like this shape your entire perception of freelancers in general. For one thing, this is a lot cheaper than hiring a full-time employee and if you hire the right freelancer for you, it is getting the job done.

Why Outsource Some of Your Workload or Development work at All?

In these days of COVID-19, consider all the expenses above the hourly rates you need to cover for an in-house team. In these days of pandemic and financial incertitude, that might be too much for any corporation or business.

We asked different businessmen why they would prefer to hire freelancers rather than full time employees. The reasons they stated were as follows:

  • Affordability. Freelancer hourly rates largely depend on their region and their professional level. But regardless of these factors, hiring freelancers will cost us less than building an in-house team.

  • Flexibility. Since freelancers do not have a typical 40-hour workweek, they tend to be more flexible with their schedules.

  • Variety of skills to choose from. With numerous freelance platforms, we are not limited to an array of skills common in our area.

On top of that, some corporate leaders and business owners prefer working with a whole distributed team. Therefore, done properly, freelancers might become a perfect match for your business as well.

Where to Find Your Perfect Match?

Our research also revealed that among those who never hired freelance devs, 11% did not do so just because they did not know where to look for freelancers.

There are many ways to find the most appropriate freelancer for you: referrals, social networks, generic freelance platforms, and vetted freelance platforms. As far as we are concerned, you may not have to look any further: JMD Systemics may proved to be your perfect match.

Therefore, if you don’t know how to find a developer whose skills and abilities can be trusted, simply choose a platform of narrow specification, and always read about their vetting processes carefully. If the website doesn’t have one, it is a big worry and a red flag not to cooperate with them.

Just remember, whoever you decide to hire, just make sure you speak the same language and that the freelancer have a clear understanding of what you need to achieve.

Michel Ouellette JMD, ll.l., ll.m

Systemic Strategic Planning / Crisis & Reputation Management


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