How to save time and money when hiring a freelancer

Posted by on Mar 3, 2010 in Freelancing |

Who hasn’t had to bring in some external help to meet a tight deadline at one time or another? If you’ve never done it before it can be a daunting prospect. Here are my top tips for bringing a freelancer on board, painless and effortlessly Preparation.  Before you make an approach, do your preparation. Do you have the authority to hire a freelancer and a budget, have you identified a specific need and what are your timescales? Get to know your...

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Are you babysitting the people who are supposed to make your life easier?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in Freelancing |

This is the only industry where we don’t set the price. The client tells us how much they are prepared to spend and we freelancers respond. Let me put it another way. You wouldn’t go to a plumber and say ‘I want to pay between £500 and £2K, how much would a new bathroom cost?’. And so getting hired comes down to guessing what hourly cost the client has in mind. And some clients are looking for the cheapest option. But look at the price you may...

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