To help get businesses off the ground, many start-ups hire freelancers with specific skill sets (app developers, web designers, content writers etc.) for a short period of time. We really wanted to understand the process of hiring freelancers from the perspective of a startup. What challenges do they face? What could freelancers do better? How can startups and freelancers work together more harmoniously to support each other? To find out, we spoke to three startups, Petal, 1001 Stories and Big 7 Travel, who told us about their experiences of employing freelancers.
Client: I wonder if she got my message. I sent it a few minutes ago and still no reply. Look, I’ll send her one more just to be on the safe side… Freelancer: My god, if this person messages me one more time. Does she not understand that she’s not the only client on my books? Sound familiar?
For those of you who have been struggling with heavy, negative thoughts, nagging anxiety or even if you’re wondering why the heck your brain is taking you on an emotional rollercoaster during these weird times, this Masterclass will prove helpful in unpacking these emotions.
Repeat after me: Managing remote freelancers is different to managing office staff. It’s really important to recognise this fact when working with freelancers. Fail to do so and your freelancer may be left feeling frustrated and undervalued. In this article, we’ve compiled a few simple tips and tricks to help you manage remote freelancers and develop positive relationships with them.
When we first set up Freelancer Club, we wanted to make a difference. Having come from a freelance career, we knew the challenges, ups and downs, uncertainties and joys of the freelance lifestyle. We also understood that a successful freelance career is not built on quick fixes so we set out on a different path.
Art Pays Me invited us to chat on their podcast to discuss the value of creativity, where it comes from, unpaid work and how Freelancer Club transitioned from an office-based structure to a distributed team. The host, Dwane Jones, asks the questions, the guest Matt Dowling, founder of the Freelancer Club provides the answers.
Do we value creativity? Is there an alternative model to get creative freelancers paid? What does the future look like for creative freelancers post COVID? We sit down with Patron to discuss these topics and more.
You're determined to make your next project a success but you’re swamped with your current workload. The idea of hiring a freelancer to help out has crossed your mind once or twice. You're unsure though. Using a freelancer can be hit or miss. It can also be very time consuming and costly.