Start-ups: Why it’s best to hire Freelancers.

The many Benefits of Hiring Freelancers

When you start up your small business, it can be very tempting to build a team and employ staff. Especially if you have recently signed a long-term contract with a client. It’s a given that you are going to wonder how you are going to cope with the extra workload, the need for another pair of hands to lighten the load will be strong. However, the unexpected can and does happen. This leaves the businesses with the tough decision of terminating one or more employees. By outsourcing to freelancers, your business escapes the commitment that comes with salaried workers. You can choose a professional to work with you on one project or for a period of time.

Over a short period of time an experienced freelancer will get to know your business and become part of your team. If you find you work well with the freelancer, you can hire them on a continual rolling contract. Another bonus is if your contractors are working from home or their own office, you’ll also save on office space and utilities for that worker, in addition to not having to provide other employee benefits and training for them.

You can hire a whole host of freelancers today who can take care of your non profitable tasks:

Virtual Assistants for business admin support

PR and Marketing

Human Resources

Writers… to name a few.

When hiring freelancers your business and business finances are easily controlled by you. You choose the level of support your business needs. Be it one small assignment, multiple assignments, or a short-term use where they work on a specific project. Whatever the decision, if funds get tight, businesses can eliminate freelancers without going through the complicated termination process involved with a salaried employee.

Hiring freelancers will not only free up your time, it will also lesson your chances of having to cope with stressful, headache inducing employment tasks and decisions.


Karina Bailey

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Written by Karina Bailey

Karina is the real person behind the Virtual Assistant. I support local small business owners, helping to relieve their admin stress and concentrate on their core business. When not at my desk working I can be found in graveyards, researching my family history. Dancing the Salsa and listening to local bands.