3 Reasons to Exclusively Use SEO Freelancers for All Business Projects
With the rise of the freelance economy, the traditional model of hiring long-term employees has been disrupted. While some might argue that in house employees can have their benefits, these do not stack up compared to making intense use of freelancers. Freelancers are an underutilized resource and come with significant advantages.
#1 – Less Red Tape
One of the benefits of using freelancers is that you can hire them for short-term contracts. This means that you don’t have to go through all the hassle of interviewing a potential employee. Sites such as UpWork and Freelancer showcases the skills of freelancers who will have a long list of reviews and will be given a rating score by the platform. You can filter for the quality of a freelancer and pay exactly what you want to get the job done.
Side Note: In the platform, Freelancer, you can even set contests and have other contractors demonstrate their best work through the contest rules and guidelines- winner wins the job and an added bonus of whatever you choose the prize to be, It's a pretty fun way to connect with other gurus and weed out the work that you wouldn't accept for your project.
Using freelancers is a very easy and safe process, with the typical payment escrow system in place. There is no need to take care of employee insurance, payroll, insurance, or legal issues. The freelancing platform takes care of it all and you are not the employer of the freelancers.
#2 – Find The Exact Skills You Need
When you hire a permanent employee, you are hiring one person with a generic skill set. But an online business often changes and needs different tasks completed. For example, you can find a freelance writer with experience in writing about search engine optimization or short term loans. Or a software developer that specializes in WordPress. You simply hire them for the job that they are proven to be effective at. They do the job, and both parties go their separate ways upon completion.
Now that there are multiple platforms and software out on the market, it's best to find people that specialize in those tools. For example, when I build my funnels in clickfunnels, I use the clickfunnels rolodex to find certified copy righters and funnel builders that I can contract with. Since they are pre-vetted by Clickfunnel Rolodex service, I can rely on higher quality work output.
I have made some really great contacts with other businesses that have mastered skills that I find tedious or not my specialty. We barter services or build long term relationships with one another and it has proven to benefit everyone's business 10-fold. I get amazing product and service for my business, they get consistent work, and we both get repeat business because of our efforts.
#3 – Far More Cost Effective
For a number of reasons, using freelancers is more cost effective. The money you pay is going to get you exactly what you want. If not, mediation services are provided for issues in dispute and negative feedback is a serious consequence for freelancers who do not complete the task as specified in the initial contract. Because you are only hiring the freelancers for a one-time project, you do not have to take care of additional expenses. You also don’t have to hire them for a whole year with a fixed wage, regardless of the income of your business. Another benefit is that the freelancer can work on the project while you sleep, as they are located in different time zones across the world. All in all, freelancers are simply a cheaper and more efficient way of getting business projects completed.
Basically, if you are a one man team with no roots established (living the nomad life), the most cost effective, reliable, and scalable way to grow your business into a substantial money earner is to find a dream team to work with and support one another in your business endeavors.
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So now that I have saved you some time and money by educating you in the world of freelancing 🙂 I say go celebrate your future victories!
P.S. I’d be curious to hear of any other platforms you use for hiring. What are the Pros and Cons, any long lasting work relationships from it?
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