Question of the month: How do I find a suitable freelancer?
What are the biggest challenges companies face when looking for a freelancer? This question was recently presented to Rainer Kurz, the Strategic Advisor of Australia FreelanceMarket, during a blog interview. Here is his answer:
It can be a challenge choosing a freelancer with the appropriate skills and experience. You have to consider their hourly rate, location, language, availability, and also proven experience. Do not make a hire based on their educational background only. An Australia based marketplace like Australia Freelance Market, which clearly compares each freelancer’s features and experience, can be of great help during your virtual hiring process.
Even if you have found a freelancer who matches the specifications of your job, there is still the issue of building mutual trust between freelancer and client. Can the freelancer really accomplish what they promised? How can the freelancer trust that you are a reliable client? Should the freelancer deliver something first, or receive upfront payment before submission? This is where Australia Freelance Market´s escrow payment services help to build trust between both parties. “Escrow” means making the payment via a trusted third party to reduce risk. At AustraliaFreelanceMarket.com.au, we try to help both the freelancer and the client by providing such a secure payment free-of-charge to alleviate and mitigate any concerns.
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This article was published in the Australia Freelance Market News 79.