During the pandemic, many businesses have to cut costs in order to survive. Even right now, with Asia slowly recovering towards normalcy, some businesses are barely keeping their heads above the water.
Many of them are turning towards freelancers right now to fill up the gaps because you don’t have to spend a lot of and time money to find the best talent. And the best part, you do not have to commit to any benefits. However, with the freedom freelancing can give to workers who are no longer happy with a 9-to-5 job, it can be quite a challenge to find the best one from the bunch.
Fortunately, there are several notable sites where you can find the best freelancers and not have to worry about their credentials. If you want to hire one for your business, here are the websites I recommend:
Fiverr is one of the best websites for employers who want to hire them for a fixed rate. This ensures that they don’t accumulate a high bill when a project suddenly takes a long time to finish. From graphic artists to anyone you need, you can find it at Fiverr.
The site also offers top customer support, easy billing options if you will hire more than one freelancer, and team transparency.
In fact, I use Fiverr to find a logo designer to design MiddleMe’s logo.
Read More: Review of Freelancer Websites – Fiverr.com
Upwork has a large number of freelancers in its roster who can be perfect for your needs as some have specialties you can’t find anywhere else.
Once you post a job, freelancers can apply for the job and give you their rates for the project. You can review these applications and pick the best one for your needs.
Upwork offers 4 different pricing options which will help you manage your freelancers in the site and payments.
Read More: How to Be Upwork’s Top Rated Freelancer
Like Upwork, Guru allows employers to post a job ad on the site where freelancers can give their quote for the project. The employers will then choose the best quote for their preferences and contact the freelancer in the process.
Guru also offers employers four payment options which they can pick when paying their freelancers: payment by task, by hour, by milestone and by recurring payments.
If you want to find the perfect freelancer for your needs, Truelancer will give you the chance to filter your search results.
You can even call for the perfect freelancer by hosting a contest that will show to you which one will match your needs. These contests can be posted for free and inspire freelancers to respond quickly to help businesses find the perfect freelancer.
Freelancer.com also has a large community of freelancers who specialize in various disciplines ready to help businesses with the tasks they have.
Employers can check the profile of these freelancers to see their portfolio, track their progress and also reach out to the customer support team if there are problems.
The traditional websites such as Indeed.com, Monster.com and Jobstreet do attract freelancers by and huge to their websites. However, as they are known to have higher percentage of permanent jobs over contact gigs, you will receive a dynamic mix of different applicants.
While casting a wider net is sometimes good if your job is a niche one, you may end up spending a lot of time and effort trying to sieve through the haystack to find the needle.
In today’s working environment, it is not difficult to find freelancers who can be of great help to your company. But, if you are going to use one of the sites I listed above, make sure to review all the freelancers who will apply for your job ads to see if they really have what it takes to help you. Check their works and test them if you can. Once you find the right freelancer, make sure that you treat them fairly so they will do their best in giving you the perfect project!
If you are having problems finding the right candidate, speak to me today! I specialised in recruiting freelancers to suit your needs, wants and budget.
If you are thinking of hiring freelancers, here are some articles to help you to decide:
How to Hire The Right Freelancer for Your Business?
5 Ways to Build Great Relationships with Your Freelancers
7 Ways You Can Effectively Manage Your Freelancers For Your Business
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