We’ve written elsewhere about why hiring freelancers is a smart choice. But what are the benefits of working with freelancers? Why is it fulfilling, invigorating, and just plain fun to work with us?
Let’s take a look.
7 Benefits of Working With Freelancers
#1 We Bring a Fresh Pair of Eyes
If you have been working with the same employees for years, it can be helpful to get an outsider’s perspective.
Whether you are pushing new content to your blog, rebranding your company logo, or planning a social media marketing campaign—freelancers can find a fresh angle to approach the project from.
Your regular employees, and even you, may have settled into looking at your brand or business model from a single point of view. But Albert Einstein once said “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”.
So if you have new problems that require new solutions, bringing in a new set of eyes is one of the best ways to ensure your success.
#2 We Bring Unique Skills To The Table
Beyond an outside perspective, freelancers may also bring a skill set that no one else at your organization possesses. If you’re a local service provider, such as a roofer or landscaper, you may not have anyone in-house who knows much about the latest SEO strategies, for example.
Working with a freelancer means that you are able to leverage skills that simply aren’t worth hiring or training full-timers for. Beyond those immediate needs, though, your freelancer is also bringing all of the tangential skills of their industry.
For example, you hire a freelance writer to put together a new sales page for you. But that same writer has been working with pay-per-click agencies for years. So they also can recommend actions to optimize your content to improve ad conversions.
#3 We Are Flexible
By our very nature, freelancers have to be flexible.
Your employees may have been hired to work specific hours, on specific days of the week, only on a specific scope of tasks. Depending on their contracts and the company culture, it may be very hard to engage your staff to stretch beyond their comfort zone.
But freelancers are used to working odd hours, adjusting their methods, and developing unique approaches to unique projects.
We like fair contracts and upfront instructions, of course. But as long as we can come to an agreement on the terms, most freelancers can be very flexible with aspects like scope of work and expected deadlines.
#4 We Love Our Job
Why would anyone choose freelancing? It’s a life of risk and financial insecurity.
Maybe, but it’s also a life of freedom. Plus, if you are good at what you do, the financial security part works itself out.
Freelancers love their job because it gives them the freedom to work from wherever they want on their own terms. We get to choose which clients we serve and how we serve them best.
This is a level of freedom that most 9-to-5 workers don’t enjoy. You know that low morale among your employees can reduce the quality and efficiency of their work.
Well, rather than burden your staff with a new project, consider bringing in an energetic, motivated freelancer who you know loves what they do.
#5 We Are Fun To Work With
It can be invigorating to work with someone who is 100% dedicated to the job. If it’s a project that you need to be regularly involved in, you will be especially grateful to work alongside a committed freelancer.
Most of us are pretty down-to-earth people.
We like getting to know our clients. We like seeing our work help them succeed. And we like the opportunity to overcome new challenges.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of working with a freelancer, maybe it’s time to consider hiring one for your next project.
#6 We Care About Quality
Freelancers are contract workers. That means that if we don’t have clients, we don’t get paid.
We can’t afford to rest on our laurels, do the bare minimum to not get fired, and collect a paycheck every week.
We NEED to deliver quality work.
Good work wins us positive reviews. It earns us tips. It brings us referrals. It leads to repeat business.
Every high quality task we complete snowballs our earnings.
Likewise, every time we underperform, we cost our future selves money.
So freelancers care about doing good work. It puts food on the table and keeps our lights on. We’ve got no choice but to give 100% every time.
#7 We Make Your Job Easier
You’re considering hiring a freelancer to get something done, likely for one of two reasons:
- You can’t or don’t want to do it yourself.
- You don’t have anyone on your current team who is willing or able to do it.
That’s what freelancers are here for. We make your job easier by taking the tough, tedious, or unusual tasks off of your hands. And, generally, we can do them with as much or as little input from you as you need.
Many of our clients have a project they just want to hand over to someone else and not worry about until it’s complete.
Maybe you need an explainer video produced. Maybe you need business citations filled out. Maybe you need a new landing page for your website.
Whatever the task is, there is a talented freelancer out there who is ready to take it off your hands and get it done.
Find The Right Freelancer On Legiit
These are just some of the many benefits of working with freelancers. If you’re ready to hire, Legiit is the place to do it.
Legiit offers a secure payment platform to connect you with top freelancers from around the world. Their skill sets span marketing, content creation, graphic design, SEO, multimedia, e-commerce, lead generation, and more.
Browse Legiit today to find the freelancer who is ready to work with you.