We all know how a project that we started can be the most important thing in our lives for a period of time and we want to see it through all the way to the finish line. What do we need for that? Competent people and possibly experts who would contribute to the project with their knowledge and experience. Small company owners usually don’t have that kind of staff so they go beyond their company and look for contractors elsewhere. This is where freelancers should come in regardless of what you are doing and what your project is about. Here is why.
1. Freelancers have a background that can be checked
Most freelancers work through platforms like this one and their background is easy to check. If they have experience they should have feedback left by previous clients. That alone should give you enough info about that person. Their portfolio will also give you enough info to know if they are fit for your project or not.
2. Freelancers are more reliable than agencies
When hiring an agency to do work for you there is a big chance you won’t talk to the guy who will be working on your project at the beginning. Agencies have people who negotiate the terms and once you are in you never know what you will get. Agency workers usually stay hidden behind the curtain and if you end up with someone who doesn’t have the required skill you will have to start the whole process all over again.
3. Your project will be “top priority”
When working with an agency you are just one of many. They try to find as many clients as possible and they won’t focus on your project as well as an individual. Once a freelancer starts working on your project he will be 100% committed. During his working hours, there are no distractions and you should always expect high-quality results.
4. Direct communication
With a freelancer, you will have no chance of miscommunication. Everything you say goes directly to him while with agencies that is not the case. If you want your project to be done right you don’t want a middleman in communication. Simple as that.
5. Cost efficiency
Don’t take this one in the wrong way. Freelancers don’t always work for less money than an agency would charge you but in most cases, you will end up with spending less money for more quality. Agencies calculate their own fee into the price while that is not the case with freelancers. Most of them will even work for half the price of an agency.
As you can see, there are a lot of arguments for hiring a freelancer and you should definitely take them into consideration. You want the best for your project and only the best people can make that happen. Don’t take the easy route, go for experience and knowledge. It will pay off in the long run!