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

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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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