You just got a new contract, but you do not have the staff needed to deliver your services on time. You know that this will be a one-time deal only, and after this project is done you will have to find a new client.
How do you handle this? It’s too short a project to hire new staff, and having everyone working overtime is bad for morale. The answer? Freelancers. When you need a short burst of hands-on-deck activity, but do not want to hire new full-time staff, independent contractors are the way to go. This drastically helps you manage business expenses as you can calculate the exact cost for the project and price your services accordingly.
With today’s online capabilities it’s short work to find some additional resources for any type of work needed. There are numerous webpages, social media groups and industry-specific forums for finding the right person for the job.
So what are the advantages of hiring a freelancer? There are many, but here are a few that can have a big impact on your business.
Firstly, they are experts in their field and will fill any knowledge gap your company may have. While you may be able to create a webpage from a template and achieve something that resemblances useable, a professional designer will do it in a fraction of the time and with higher quality.
Freelancers can work out cheap depending on the experience they have and, with the added benefit of not having to pay any benefits, they are a clear winner for a shorter project. Many freelancers also work odd hours, and as such can help you with tasks even when your office is closed. Some even work on weekends, which can greatly speed up how fast you reach your milestones. There are even complete freelance agencies that can give you a fully fledged solution for a fraction of the cost of what a normal agency charges.
So now you have an idea of how independent contractors can help you manage your business expenses, and hopefully you see them as a great alternative to full-time staff as you seek to keep your business organised and agile.