The workforce landscape is changing in a way we could have never predicted. We’re shifting from the 9-to-5 we’ve come to know and loathe, to embrace a new workplace norm. We’re enabled and empowered to work for anyone, from anywhere, at any time.
But with a fluid work environment, there’s the added pressure to adapt quickly, and stay at the top of the working food chain. If your niche business doesn’t have the resources to take things to the next level, you could either be left behind, or you could hire a freelancer.
Here are a few excellent (and money-making) reasons why freelancers should be your next investment.
It’ll save you money
What if we told you that a freelancer only charges you for when they’re actually working on your projects, so you won’t be billed for coffee breaks, water station chats, ‘gramming, or socialising!
Plus, what’s the point of hiring a full-time employee, and forking out yet another salary and dishing out more company benefits, when you only need that graphic design work done for your twice-a-year campaigns? Despite the higher hourly rate, you can save approximately 20 to 30 percent each year by opting for a freelancer.
It’ll give you more flexibility
Consumers today want answers fast (as in, five minutes ago), so your business hours need to be flexible. The perk of a freelancer is that when you’ve shut up shop for the day, your social freelancing whizz can be tapping away replies to Facebook messages, answering blog comments and engaging with a community renowned for being night owls!
It’ll get the job done faster
When you’re hiring a freelancer, you’re hiring an expert. A task outside your usual skill set that might take you three hours, could take an expert freelancer only 10 minutes. It all depends on how much you value your own time.
It’ll get the job done better
Well, maybe not always, but there’s a pretty good chance a freelancer will think (and do) differently to you or your employees. Breathe a breath of fresh ideas into your business with an individual who has devoted their life to simply being creative! They’ve likely tried and tested everything under the sun, probably for your competitors, so they know what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t. Get the edge, and bring that wealth of knowledge into your business.
Freelancers also thrive on repeat business – after all, they’re running their own small business, so they’re in charge of customer service, and quality control. Since they’re not permanently on your payroll, they’ll strive to produce their best work, every time. A freelancer has to prove their worth with every task they’re given to maintain your relationship, and essentially keep their job.
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