6 advantages of working with freelancers
Why are more businesses and IT managers looking to freelance workers to get the job done? Here are 6 compelling reasons why freelancers are the future of work.
1. Freelancers are cost-effective
When you factor in the absence of benefits like sick days, holiday pay, superannuation as well as the need for office space and supplies it’s easier to understand why freelancers are more cost-effective than employees. Plus as a client, you only pay for the time you use or the results you want – not all that time spent on coffee runs or catching up on the latest gossip
2. Freelancers are passionate about what they do
As freelancers, the business relies on repeat clients and great relationships. They can’t hide behind anyone else in the team – the name is all over the work. It’s in a freelancer’s best interest to do an outstanding job with every client. They are serious professionals who deeply care about what they do. You as a client will benefit from the diverse experience and expertise.
“It’s in a freelancer’s best interest to do an exceptional job with every client. ”Burkhard Süssenguth, Founder QUANTUM
3. Freelancers are flexible
You might be launching a new website, doing a Web App, introducing a Product Increment, or running a new mobile App. Rather than hiring a full-time employee, or worse, stretching your own teams capacity to absorb the increased workload, use a freelancer. They are on hand to fulfil project-based or short term business needs. Hiring a freelancer is a great way to inject a new skill set and expand your team for those short term needs. And just because the project ends, the relationship doesn’t have to. Many companies choose to work with the same freelancers time and time again to build out a strong and trusted support team. As QUANTUM, we live exactly this added value: We refer freelancers known in our communities to our customers again and again.
4. Freelancers offer a fresh perspective
Your team might be stuck in a “that’s how we’ve always done it”-mentality. It’s normal to adopt business ‘norms’ when you’re engrained in a company. But when innovation is called for, those habits can be hard to break. A freelancer offers a fresh perspective and new ways of thinking. They can help you fulfil your vision in ways your team can’t perceive. If innovation on the agenda, a freelancer will inject creativity into the team without treading on anyone’s toes.
“Freelancers often bring new methods to companies that drive innovation and make them successful”Burkhard Süssenguth, Founder QUANTUM
5. Freelancers are independent & reliable
Once your freelancer has been briefed and handed over everything they need, you can sit back and let them get on with what they do best. Freelancers are used to working to a deadline. This frees you up to focus on managing other areas of your business. Another benefit with freelancers is you know what you are going to get because the terms and deliverables are clearly discussed at the start of the relationship.
6. For Freelancers remotely is normal
No need to set up a computer, go through a long onboarding process or meet the HR Department. Freelancers are ready to go when you are and know how to work Zoom like a pro! They get on with it without the office distractions so you only pay for the time we work on your project.
While we’re huge fans of freelancing here at QUANTUM but not all freelancer engagements are a hit. As the client, you get out what you put in. We recommend you complete a thorough brief that outlines the project goals, expectations and deliverables so you get exactly what you need the first time. We as QUANTUM advise you in every question and help you to find the right freelancer. If you need help creating your brief, get in touch and we’ll walk you through the process and match you with the right freelance talent to nail it.