There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the growing freelancer workforce in the past few years. Considering that 16.5 million U.S. workers are now part of the gig-economy, the freelance community has grown to massive proportions. With 59% of U.S. companies currently making use of remote workers and freelancers, you may have wondered if hiring freelancers would be good for your business. Here at Sagegroupy we think freelancers can be valuable assets to any business, here are the reasons why:
Freelancers are a Good Bargain
In spite of higher hourly rates, you only pay when you need them. Plus they only charge for hours spent actually working on project, not the hours spent loafing off online, chatting with coworkers and taking coffee breaks etc. like regular full-time employees tend to do. Hiring a freelancer instead of keeping inhouse personnel is a thrifty choice when you only need a certain type of service a couple times a year; you can even outsource to cheaper labour markets by using freelancers overseas on some projects. There is also less risk in investing in hiring and training new personnel (only to find that they are not a right fit or that your business doesn’t really need a full-time person in the position) since you only hire freelancers on an as-needed basis and no training is required. One more financial advantage of regularly using freelancers is that they don’t take up any office space, resulting in lower overhead costs because you can use a smaller space.
Freelancers are Flexible
Since they are not part of the traditional workforce, freelancers can work outside of traditional office hours and can get work done overnight. Business runs 24/7 nowadays and freelancers can help you keep on top of online questions and social media demands, this works especially well if you hire freelancers in different timezones.
Freelancers are Efficient
Experts in their field, freelancers can get work done faster than an in-house person whose given a task outside of their usual skillset. Freelancers have experience working on similar projects with different companies; each job adds to their toolbox in order to help them streamline their process, as well as adding to their knowledge-base and abilities. Additionally, they know what works and what doesn't. Thanks to their experience working on similar projects, they won’t waste time pursuing bad ideas. To top it all off they don’t waste any time dealing with workplace problems and office politics!
Freelancers are Creative
Freelancers enjoy their craft and are always working to improve their skills with constant learning, training, and personal projects. This means that they will be at the top of their game working on your project. They pick niches they are passionate about and that fuels their creativity. In turn, that enures their clients’ projects are completed with fresh ideas and never turn out stale or boring. If you're having problems completing a project in-house, an outsider may offer a fresh perspective because they have a bird’s eye view of the situation and aren't hindered by by being in the thick of it.
Freelancers are Motivated
Freelancers are running their own business and need repeat customers, so they will do their best work hoping to keep you coming back. They are highly motivated to maintain a good reputation and are guaranteed to work hard to get your project done perfectly and in a timely manner.
Hiring freelancers is good for any business, no matter how big or small. Finding and hiring freelancers has never been easier, with a multitude of sites available for businesses to seek out freelancers that suit their needs. Nowadays you can even hire project managers on an as-needed basis to assemble an expert team of freelancers for you! However, sorting through all the websites and the millions of freelancers available can be time consuming and overwhelming. The best place to start looking for freelancers who are experts in their fields is here at Sagegoupy, always free to use and ready to help clients find freelancers that are the right fit for their projects.