So, you wanna hire a freelancer? Before you book that kickoff call, make sure you know the answers to these 2 questions—it could save you a ton of frustration.
1. Who is the writer I’ll be working with?
It’s not unheard of for a freelancer to have his/her own team. In fact, some freelancers may even outsource some or all of their work to subcontractors.
With that being said, it’s never a bad idea to confirm who exactly will be writing your content. The last thing you need is to be sent on a wild goose chase when you’re reaching out for copy revisions.
Speaking of communications, let’s talk about Question #2…
2. How (and when) can I contact you?
Some freelancers only take on contract work they can fit in outside of their 9-5 job.
Others, like me, are full-time freelancers: our contract work is our “9-5.”
And not all of us can be reached 24/7.
If you’re considering hiring a freelancer, confirm they’ll be available when you need to reach them before you commit to a contract—and find out if your preferred method of communication (whether that’s Zoom, Microsoft Teams, email, text, or a good, old-fashioned phone call) will work for both of you.