Where to find the best freelancers
If you're looking to grow your business in 2018, you're going to need a killer team to help you get there. Hiring staff can be costly, so if you don't have the budget in hiring a full time employee, a freelancer can be a great alternative to help you get the job done.
As a small business, we love freelancers! They offer a cost-effective alternative to hiring full-time employees and have really helped transform our business on a shoe-string budget. A freelancer can help fill the gap in your abilities like web design, graphic design, SEO, social media, marketing, or even assembling your office furniture. .
We've used freelancers to help with bookkeeping, making videos, copywriting, photography, graphic and web design, but you can even get help with your washing, gardening, and deliveries these days.
Great freelancers can be hard to find. Thanks to the power of the internet, however, there are now several great freelance websites designed to assist you in finding the help you need in running and growing your business.
Here are our favourites:
Upwork - formerly known as oDesk, Upwork is a comprehensive platform which entrepreneurs can use to hire freelancers on a per-project or a per-hour basis. Get help with web design, IT, writing, admin, sales, marketing, accounting, legal and so much more.
Toptal - Great for start-ups and established businesses, Toptal gives you access to the top freelance talent in the world. Perfect for anyone looking for software developers, designers, and finance experts.
99Designs - the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace and the go-to freelance website if you’re looking for assistance with web design, logos, and graphic design.
Airtasker - whether you need your new office furniture assembled, or help with data entry, Airtasker is a great way to outsource work to skilled people in your area.
Freelancer - the world's largest outsourcing marketplace. Find a wide variety of talented freelancers to help you with a multitude of different tasks including web developers, designers, writers, data entry and more at a fraction of the cost.
PeoplePerHour - is a UK-based company that gives businesses access to thousands of skilled freelance experts in hundreds of different fields. This service is great for finding SEO and web design specialists.
Fiverr - offers a wide range of freelance services on a budget, with many jobs starting from as little as $5. Here you can get help with SEO, logo design, creating sales funnels, marketing and so much more at a very affordable rate. As with all freelance websites, however, be diligent in reading reviews and looking at examples of work to make sure that the freelancer you're hiring is the right fit for your business.
WeGrowth - find freelancers to help you find the right people to help you improve your online store’s SEO, assist with content marketing, social media, and PPC (pay per click) advertising campaigns.