The Dos and Don'ts of Hiring a Freelancer

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My process behind hiring freelancers, based on my experience in the past of working in content marketing and using freelancers on projects, and my experience of being hired as a freelance copywriter.

Warning, contains memes.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Hiring a Freelancer

  1. 1. THE DOS AND DON'TS OF HIRING A FREELANCER BY JO PETTY, COPYWRITER jopetty.co.uk @joapet
  2. 2. Find the right person Make things as smooth as possible Work with each other again in the future
  3. 3. DO SHOP AROUND
  4. 4. Find the right fit The person with the highest rate is probably the best Ways to find freelancers
  5. 5. DO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
  6. 6. Write it down What kind of person do you need?
  7. 7. DO GIVE PRECISE BRIEFS
  8. 8. Dealing with picky clients? Send the freelancer everything you have Decent freelancers will interpet the brief Whatever you decide, write it down
  9. 9. DO GET A CONTRACT IN PLACE
  10. 10. Doesn't have to be bed time reading It's for the benefit of both parties
  11. 11. DO GIVE GOOD FEEDBACK
  12. 12. Give constructive advice It will strengthen your relationship
  13. 13. DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS
  14. 14. It will ultimately speed things up They're experts in their field
  15. 15. DO BE A GOOD CONTACT
  16. 16. Be responsive Get someone else to do it
  17. 17. DON'T FORGET TO PAY THE FREELANCER!
  18. 18. Know who processes payments Don't leave it until the last minute It keeps everyone sweet
  19. 19. THAT'S IT! JOPETTY.CO.UK @JOAPET

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