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Employer: How to make your job offer suitable?

Jun 05,2018

In the world of freelancing, people have a stereotypical image of the freelancer who rebel against the monotonous life of a stable job, has a high reverence for his time and pays attention to life aspects, such as; socials and others. This model of course may be realistic, but it is not the only one. In the world of freelancers, some are driven by the need to increase his income alongside a stable job where they are already belonging to. They deal with freelancing as extra hours of work, not as a chosen pattern of life. There are other models that are more diverse and each model has its own purpose and different goals.

This image makes many of the entrepreneurs think of an only certain way to deal with the freelancer which lets him make an unsuitable offer. In our view, the first step towards the ability to apply for suitable job offers is to expel this stereotypical image from the mind, so that we can understand the difference and the great diversity between the practical conditions and the psychological motivations of the freelancer and thus, we have the ability to formulate a suitable job offer for each case. In this blog, we're going to refer to some points that should be clarified and agreed in the job offer to ensure the discipline of the business relationship, and its direction towards respecting the resources of the parties.

1. Expose all your cards at once!

It is always better for you and for the freelancer to know all the work inputs from the beginning, express your desire clearly, tell him all your thoughts, if you have a model to be imitated do not hesitate to show it  to him and open a discussion about it .. Explaining your request in detail is much better than surprising him by a hidden desire after doing the work or finishing one of it’s the stages..

2. Set clear time frames

An employee of a company gets a fixed salary at the end of every month. The value of this salary does not change according to the completion of the targets except in fairly narrow terms. As for the freelancer, what he receives monthly depends on the rate of his achievement directly. So that, wasting time with one customer is a big loss to him, and whenever the time frame of the work is elastic and foggy, the burden on the freelancer increases. So agreeing on a clear timeframe is important to him as much as is important to the employer. Be sure to adjust these time frames in the first agreement, do not drain yourself and drain the freelancer on procrastination about receiving work, accept the idea that the unexpected additions or substantial modifications - at the late stages - may require a different financial agreement.

3. Tasks can't give birth!

Additional submissions are not obliged as long as not agreed on the required task list, so that, in order to prevent any problem or disagreement position between you and the freelancer; you should always clarify all the required tasks to be accomplished in detailed points, even it's so close to the main task. If you exeeded this detailed list, you have to know that this extra task is a completely new one and the freelancer has the right to negotiate about a separate cost for it.

4. Working level is the compass!

This point is absolutely the most important point, and should be at the forefront of the beginning of the topic, but we delayed it to close with it to be kept in minds...  You have a very large base of freelancers who are in different levels; there is a way different in the level of proficiency experiences and quick delivery, so before you enter into an arrangement with a freelancer, you have to specify the level of the required task and a deadline to be done, also the available estimated price, after that you can fit the freelancer with these elements. So don't choose an over qualified freelancer for a simple task then you'll have to raise the cost unnecessarily, and don't pick an overpriced freelancer … etc.

Off course you'll not be able to do that without walking through the market and knowing the level of your required task.

These four points are the most important to be considered when you give a freelancer a job offer, Try it and tell us about the difference!