Guide for outsourcing freelance writing projects

As a client, you have come across hundreds of job pitches and applications from freelance writers who bid to work on the writing projects you are hiring for.

However, not all freelance writers are qualified for the job.

As someone that continually looks out for quality, you don’t want to make the mistake of hiring a freelance writer that will deliver the opposite of what you expect.

Before you hire another freelance writer, here are some of the factors you must consider, as well as the things you need to look for in the ideal candidate for the job:

1. Work Samples

This should be the first on the list of factors to be considered before hiring a freelance writer.

It is important because you can deduce from the previous projects handled by the freelance writer, the writing style.

That way, you will determine if the freelance writer is qualified to take on the project you are offering, based on the writing style you want.

I must also mention that you may want to consider asking the prospective freelance writer to write a paid test article.

This is usually in a case whereby the freelance writer doesn’t have any samples to present.

2. Attention to Details

One of the easiest ways to find a freelance writer that pays attention to details is to include a phrase within the job description and ask the applicants to quote the same in their cover letter.

That way, you will find it easier to filter freelance writers that Copy and Paste job proposals from those that pay attention to details.

3. Responsiveness

Writing takes time, so you are looking for someone that can be good at the job, as well as attend to your concerns in real-time.

One of the ways to do that is to take note of the response time during the earlier communication you have with the prospective freelance writers.

You may also want to ask the freelance writer to let you know the timeframe you should expect an update on the article or project so you are not kept in the dark all along.

4. Payment and Payment Structure

Another important factor you must consider is the amount you will pay for the writing project.

Note that the amount charged by freelance writer A may differ from the one charged by freelance writer B.

It all boils down to the Expertise, Value placed on Time, and the additional services the freelance writer will offer you.

So, you should agree on what your bill will be like so that both parties wouldn’t develop bad blood at the end of the project.

You also have to agree on the payment structure, that is when the freelance writer will be paid for the job.

It could be daily, weekly or monthly. It all depends on what you both agreed on.

5. Project Terms

Finally, ensure that you let the freelance writer you want to hire know the terms of the project.

This will prevent hiccups in the future where you may want to introduce new terms that the freelance writer wasn’t aware of in the first place.

Also, if you are working on a long-term relationship, you may want to negotiate with the freelance writer to see if you can get discounts for bulk projects.

I hope those tips will help you find the best freelance writer that will do an amazing job for you.

So, what are the factors you consider or the things you always look for in any freelance writer you want to hire?


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