Here are some tips for hiring the right
freelancing professional -
List Down your Project Details
your project clearly in terms of deliverables, skills
required to complete the job and time constraints, etc.
internet has made it excessively easy to research and
identify professionals who offer their writing / designing
/ consultancy services on a contract basis.
Match Your Requirements -
Are you looking for someone based in your city? Would
you first like
to meet the freelancer before contracting them?
Is it okay
if the freelancer is in a different city? Depending on what
you're comfortable with, go ahead and narrow down your search
Experienced Vs. New -
who are relatively new to the industry charge lower rates
for their writing / designing services as opposed to those
who have many years of experience. It is up to you to decide
how comfortable you are hiring someone with less experience.
is usually considered wise to hire new / less experienced
professionals for smaller projects. If you are satisfied with
the results, you can work on bigger, more detailed projects.
Ask For Writing / Design Samples - An
experienced freelancer can provide you with links of websites
they have previously worked on. In case you are contracting
a relatively new person, it is good practice to give them
a sample article to write or a sample design job to test their
Discuss Charges / Terms - Ask
the freelancer to submit
a rate card - hourly / fixed rate along with the turnaround
time and any other terms that they may work by.