As a follow up to our last blog, 5 Reasons Why Small Law Firms Should Use Freelance and Contract Lawyers, the benefits of hiring contract associates on a project-basis to improve your legal production efficiency, freelance services company Kwork offers a very similar view as tool to advantage small companies looking to grow. Note that Kwork offers freelance services in most business services and not including lawyers who can perform legal services, but their message is applicable to lawyers and law firms as it relates to production efficiency generally and is easily applicable to lawyers and law firms hiring associates on a contract, or project basis.
The modern workforce is changing – more and more professionals are opting for the flexible work arrangement; this trend, as data has shown, offers tremendous growth potential for business owners.
In this article, we’ve outlined five reasons you should hire a freelancer for your business.
Reason 1. Create more time to focus on other aspects of your business
Tim Ferris, the author of the best-selling book, "The Four-Hour Work Week," devoted an entire chapter to extol the importance of outsourcing.
According to him, hiring freelancers helps you as an entrepreneur create more time to focus on high-level tasks that require your full attention.
Also, if you find yourself struggling to keep up with too many tasks on your plate, then you know it’s time to outsource some of the jobs.
Reason 2. Access to top-tier talents
Do you want the best and most versatile experts on your team?
Can't afford to fork out hefty wage bills and benefits to hire a full-time specialist?
Or perhaps, you don’t even have the patience to deal with the slow, wheel clogging bureaucracy of an agency?
Regardless of your situation, outsourcing helps you hire and work with the crème de la crème of the available talents. For example, you can check freelance marketplace Kwork. You're able to bring onboard professionals with vast experience in their niche to work on your projects.
And the good part is, you’d be saving tons of money in the long run – no lost man-hour as you pay only for work done; no extra overhead cost; and of course, no staff benefits to dish out.
Reason 3. Real opportunity to get your work done faster and better
When you think about freelance you can imagine long and tedious work. But the freelance market is not static. On kwork.com, the average response time is 2-4hours and average delivery time is 1 day and 6 hours. You see, when you’re outsourcing, you’re in reality hiring an expert with several years of experience and someone who has handled similar tasks for others.
Their vast experience enables them to hit the ground running without the delays of trial and error, since they already know what works and what doesn't.
Also, the freelancer has an additional incentive to deliver top-quality jobs since they thrive on repeat business and referrals.
Reason 4. Freelancers are ready to interact 24/7
This is possible due to the fact that Kwork has a large number of freelancers, who are always online at the right time. Moreover, freelancers often work irregular hours on their client's projects to stay competitive. For example, a freelance social media manager on Kwork can stay up late at night to respond to comments, update, and monitor their client’s social media profiles.
Compare this with in-house staff, who would most times clock off at the end of the day and only get back online the next day.
Reason 5. Freelancers are a cost-effective alternative to full-time staffing
Freelancers are by nature a more cost-effective alternative to hiring a full-time employee. This is especially true if the task you want to be completed isn't a regular everyday need.
The flexible worker simply comes in; performs the task; you pay them and they leave until when you need their services again.
Hence, you wouldn't have to worry about additional costs that come with hiring full-time staff like payroll taxes, medical benefits, employer liability insurance, and other sundry expenses.
So in our world where customers expect an instant answer to their queries this could be a deal breaker.