How to Hire and Keep the Best Freelancers?

Most small business owners depend on freelancers. It may be how you keep your business afloat. However, you could hire the best of the best and then they back out at the last minute. It can be a pain to work with freelancers at times. You want to get the best work possible at the best price. There are certain ways entrepreneurs can get their needs met, and hire a great freelancer, or several.

  1. Hire specialists. Ask them if what you are hiring them for is their specialty. A general talent is not the way to go. Don’t hire a writer for social media work, etc. When a freelancer niches down, they are generally doing something they enjoy and are really good at. Go for them.
  2. Hire passionate people. Ask the person if they have a passion for what they are doing. Hire those that have a great attitude and are ready to work. You don’t want someone flaky who is going to quit on you at the last minute. You want someone who will meet deadlines and deliver results.
  3. Pay more. Ask how much would make them happy. You get what you pay for in the freelance marketplace. If you are hiring for a really low rate, you may not get the best work available.
  4. If you can’t pay more, consider offering products or services as part of the deal. Some freelancers will really love this and happily oblige.


With these steps, you’ll know how to hire a freelancer. You’ll find quality freelancers to complete projects you either don’t know how to do or don’t have time to do. Then you can spend your time on things you only can do yourself. There are freelancers all over the world hoping to work with you. This is the best way to keep your business running smoothly.



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