While working in an office setting surrounded by coworkers has some benefits, hiring remote freelancers can accelerate your business in ways that traditional office workers are unable to.
My own company has remote freelancers that work across the world from me. They are great assets to our company because they are passionate about their work, highly productive, and eager to grow with the business.
The company would not be where it is today if it weren’t for these vital roles.
Your business can also take advantage of the benefits of hiring remote freelancers, and here are ten reasons why you should.
Instead of having access to only the competent candidates in your city, imagine if you could access the best talent from across the world.
The pool of candidates massively shrinks in quantity and quality when you can only hire from your area.
By hiring remote, you instantly increase the candidate pool worldwide to get the best talent – at the best price.
When hiring remote freelancers, you will attract self-driven and talented people. The type of people that can deliver high-quality products is the type of people you want and need.
Remote freelancers are often highly passionate about their work and strive to always deliver top-notch products. They didn’t “settle” for a job they can slack off at, they are bustling entrepreneurs.
You can often save big by hiring remotely.
Here are some examples of the benefits:
While having freelancers in different time zones can sometimes be a communication headache, the benefits are amazing when it comes to around the clock service.
Right when one freelancer clocks out of work for the day, another one across the world is clocking in. Your business can literally operate twenty-four hours a day. Production never has to stop.
For example, the freelancers I’ve hired include engineers in both the United States and India. My US engineers set up the design and boundary conditions during the day so that my engineers in India can run analyses through the night. The lead engineer has the results he needs in his inbox the next morning. No downtime required!
There are some people who work best at an office desk inside the cubicle of a tall building. There are some people who work best at their own kitchen table.
The beauty of hiring remote freelancers is that it will not matter where they work.
Why wouldn’t you want your people to work where they are most efficient and comfortable?
I know that when I am comfortable, my productivity skyrockets.
That is why I do not set limits on my remote freelancers. They are free to work wherever and however they want as long as I get quality work from them. If they want to work on the couch, that is fine with me.
What I care about is the work done – not how it gets done!
How much office space do you really need if the majority of people are working remotely and independently?
Hiring remote freelancers allows your business to scale easily in the future.
As your business grows and expands, you will not have to move office buildings every year which can be very expensive.
There aren’t too many people who actually enjoy meetings.
I can recall working for a manager in the past who just loved to meet about everything. By the time we were done meeting, there was no time left in the day to do work.
Meetings can be a lot more efficient and effective with remote freelancers. With a few clicks, you can have ten people or more in a virtual teleconference that will last only 15-20 minutes instead of an hour or more that it would have lasted in person.
It only takes a few minutes to look up each candidate’s online profile and explore their achievements and education.
Experienced remote freelancers will have an extensive portfolio and testimonials from previous clients.
At FreeUp, we pre-vet candidates for you so that when you need a remote freelancer, there is one available right away. You barely have to lift a finger to get a highly qualified freelancer working on your project right away.
Hiring remote freelancers is a trend that is not going away anytime soon.
In fact, it is growing in popularity by the day. Those remote freelancers might actually end up being the secret ingredient to your company’s success and the competitive edge in your market.
Having freelancers around the world has helped grow my business, and it can do the same for yours.
So what exactly are you waiting for?
Interested in hiring and integrating a remote freelancer?
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We interview hundreds of freelancers every week keeping only the top 1% in our network. We then make them available to our clients at rates between $5 and $50+ per hour.
We offer over hundreds of different skill sets and we’re always available to chat with you about your hiring needs.
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