What to Know Before Hiring a Freelancer
Use these 6 tips to get the most from temporary talent.
Want to build a successful company--and pull it off without any employees? Brad Chase, 28, is living proof that it can be done. He started Progressivehealth.com, a Boise, Idaho-based retailer of health supplements, in 2003; he projects year-end sales to reach $800,000 to $900,000; and he has almost solely relied on the skills of freelancers. It may sound impossible, but with abundant layoffs, shrinking retirement funds and a growing number of resources that connect businesses with freelancers, accessing a qualified work force is easier than ever.
In search of freelancers? Check out these sites:
. Elance: one of the more established sites; covers professionals in industries ranging from web and programming to engineering and manufacturing
. ScriptLance: specializes in freelance programmers
. Craigslist: not as structured, but a good way to reach candidates
. Project4hire.com: a good resource for web designers, graphic designers, coders and more
. WALSAQ: A newer site covering everything from administrative support to real estate
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