When launching a brand new venture, it can be tempting to believe that you need a twenty-strong team on board in order to get it off the ground but this isn’t necessarily the case. The powers of a freelance professional or two is, at this point in the business’ life, all the backup you’ll likely need and we’re here to tell you exactly why.
New research has shown that by 2020, half of the UK working population could be working under a freelance capacity, which means you have more choice and opportunity at your fingertips than ever before. Currently the self-employment market is increasing by 3.5% every year and showing no signs of stopping so as a business owner, it’s time you opened your eyes to the potential that this growing sector has to offer.
We are of course all about freelancing so we could be considered a little biased but freelance professionals aren’t just great when it comes to launching a venture, they also come in mighty handy when you want to develop too. Recruiting the help of a qualified expert on a freelance basis can help you ensure you’re moving in the right direction, at a healthy pace and saving yourself some cash in the process.
It is much kinder to your budget
Outsourcing to a freelancer means you can afford to take a more pay-as-you-go approach, as opposed to being bound by the costly monthly wages and expensive overheads that an in-house employee would require. Usually we are banging on about business plans, budget plans, marketing plans and continuous forward thinking but when it comes to early stage businesses, the spontaneity a freelancer allows is invaluable.
Operating in this way makes it much easier for you to manage what you can and can’t afford because during the elementary stages of a new venture, it’s virtually impossible to predict for certain what or how much money you’re going to be making. Working with freelancers permits a financial flexibility that is much less restrictive than catering for the commitments attached to a full-time workforce.
You can find a true expert in the field
Freelancers are most typically qualified and expert in one particular field so reaching out to a professional operating in this capacity will ensure that you’re working with somebody who can get the job done to perfection. Not only will a freelancer have the skillset and competence needed to complete the specific task in hand, they will also have a varied portfolio of experience through working with a range of different companies and brands. Again, this will save the time and money you might have spent on having to train a full-time employee.
You can save valuable time
Freelancers advertising their services will be ready to get started on a project as soon as you give them the green light, which is probably more than could be said for an in-house employee who is snowed under a never-ending to-do list of tasks from across the board. Rather than wait for a member of staff to find time in their hectic schedule, simply look to an available freelancer to get the job done with a much quicker turnaround.
A freelancer will be able to focus solely on the task in hand and dedicate far more attention to it than an uber busy full-timer would so you would be able to save a significant amount of valuable time. In today’s fast-paced marketplace, it’s crucial that companies keep up with the competition and this is particularly important for a start-up venture that is looking to make its mark in the industry. Working with a freelancer will provide you with the boost in productivity and efficiency needed to stand you in good stead.
You can work with people further afield
Not having to commit yourself or the business to a team of full-time employees means you have the freedom to work with professionals from all corners of the globe. Thanks to the opportunities afforded to us by the powers of modern technology, business owners now have the ability to collaborate and work alongside freelancers from an entirely different country with ultimate ease and efficiency.
The range of communication methods available today means that a manager can deliver a brief and discuss project updates with a person on the other side of the world as easily as they could someone sat right opposite them. This not only broadens prospects and international reach for the business itself, it also expands the networking potentials for you as a budding entrepreneur, so what’s not to love?