Hiring freelancers frees up resources in your company for agile growth.

Why Agencies Should Be Hiring Freelancers for Agile Growth

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Chris

Hiring Freelancers Frees Up Resources

Business development and gaining traction are without a doubt the core focus of any company. Any company that takes its growth seriously, that is. The backbone of achieving these goals is hiring a talented team. As the headcount of your company increases, so do your costs. Essential processes like accounting, marketing, and legal often eat up your overhead. This diverts funds away from the headcount needed to scale your business. Fortunately, we live in an era where there’s a simple solution to matching growth with staff size. Hiring freelancers allows you to tap into the global workforce, reduce costs, and save valuable time.

Global Workforce

The top freelancing platforms like¬†UpWork and Freelancer have a massive variety of talent from across the world. There’s no reason to limit yourself to the freelancers close to home. You gain the flexibility of working with talent from other time zones. Time consuming tasks like can be handled out by an overseas freelance team.

Having someone to work on your project overnight gives you a competitive advantage. Extend your workflow around the clock while your competitors stick to a 9-5 schedule. They might catch up and join you in the art of leveraging freelancers for agile growth one day. For now, you can reap the benefits of working with a diverse, global workforce.

Reduced Costs

There are many ways using freelancers to support agile growth reduces costs. Your CFO can make strategic decisions about balancing quality with cost. Let’s compare the terms in a contract with a freelancer compared to an employee. Terms set with a freelancer are much more flexible than an internal hire. Hiring is notorious for being a resource sink, especially in startups. Leveraging freelancers will save you time, and up to 30% on payroll expenses. Cost-effective, high quality results. What else could you ask for? Time is money, after all.

Quality and Efficiency

What tasks eat up your employees’ time that isn’t among their core strengths? Those tasks can be outsourced to freelancers to create efficiency in internal staff. Keep in mind that most freelancers are specialists. You can save money and work more efficiently as a team by leaving unfamiliar tasks to the pros. Learning takes time and sometimes you need to sprint towards your goals.

Another interesting thing in hiring freelancers is they aren’t immersed in your company culture. As a result, freelancers are driven solely by results.

The Takeway:

Identify what tasks are slowing down your company. Outsource these tasks to talented specialist from a global pool of talent. There are many ways hiring freelancers will push your company towards agile growth. It cuts costs in a handful of different ways. It improves efficiency within your current company staff.

Is your agency working with any freelancers?

What benefits has it brought you? Anything we haven’t mentioned?