When a business needs highly skilled labor, it can be difficult to find the person who fits the job, without breaking the bank. Thanks to highly skilled freelancers and online staffing options, it doesn’t have to. Not only does online staffing give you access to expertise you only dreamt of, also it comes in a package of other advantages.
The Basics – Expertise
Many freelancers are experts in their field, whether it’s copywriting, graphic design or programming, so no matter the type of skilled labor you need, you can find someone to help you. This frees you up to focus on the more important aspects of your business where you are the expert, so the overall quality of your business improves, and you’ll see better results in a short period of time. These days you cannot afford not to work with specialists.
Save Your Time
It can be time-consuming to schedule multiple in-person interviews, after scouring through a pile of resumes to find your desired potential employees. The online interviewing process can take place via email and phone, or instant messages. Though the potential pool of applicants is much larger because you have the option to open up to the global level, the process of weeding them down to the most ideal candidates is still much faster. This is even further accelerated if you rely on social recommendations.
Save Time to Market
Typically it takes a day or two to find skilled online talent, while it can take a month or even two to find a candidate for a fixed position or an onsite contract. If you multiply that kind of process by the number of people you need in order to grow you business, it soon adds up to months and even years. Finding and replacing good coworkers is at the core of any business and it needs to be processed without long lead times.
Though highly skilled freelancers could cost $50-150/hour or more, there is still cost savings involved. You do not have to hire them as employees, meaning the business will not be responsible for benefits and administration. Beyond these savings of working with an independent contractor vs. an employee, you will also save money because you do not have to provide office space and IT-equipment for the freelancer to work. Finally, the average freelancer’s individual overhead is considerably less than even a small agency or consortium.
Because the online staff doesn’t have to report to the place of business, they can work on your projects when it is most convenient for them within your deadlines. This allows them to work around the demands of life, which means that when they do work, they will put their best foot forward, and the quality of the end product is greatly improved.
Online staffing offers a variety of advantages to businesses all over the world, regardless of niche or industry. Freelancers are not limited to computer-related occupations, and can be found to suit any business need. Even if you need someone on a full-time basis, it can be an effective route to get the job done.