As technology continuously changes and upgrades, there is a direct increase in relating job opportunities. Imagine ten years ago we would not have dreamed of some positions or tasks or jobs created today.

In fact, Intuit Canada says freelancers, independent contractors, and on-demand workers will make up 45 percent of the Canadian workforce by 2020. Hence the reason why you may want to consider hiring a freelancer.

The following are four reasons why you should:

1. Quality of Work

Freelancers are generally experts in their field who are highly motivated. They come highly knowledgeable and require very little training if any during the onboarding process. They are very adaptable because they change roles periodically.

They are focused and produces very good work because a lot of their business is gotten through testimonials and referrals. For example, a freelance social media manager will have the time and smarts to do the research required to generate good content and campaigns, optimizations and measurements, some valuables other employees may not possess.

2. Flexibility

Freelancers give your business flexibility. You can hire them for long-term or for shorter projects like campaigns or special events. They are also flexible, they can set their own hours and complete work even when your business is closed. This can impact your productivity and profitability levels positively over time.

3. Cost-effective

They can be cost-effective because you can contract them on and off if you need to. They can also work remotely which can take away some of your overhead costs. They are usually responsible for their own benefits as well.

4. Scouting Opportunity

Hiring a freelancer, allows you to scout someone and give them the opportunity to work full time if they exceed your expectations. You also have the opportunity to find another freelancer if one doesn’t work out.

Final Thoughts

Understanding and considering partaking in the freelance or gig economy can be very useful to your business. They are experts who are aware of the ins and outs of their discipline. They are ready and capable of helping you take your business to the next level.

Thank you for reading.  I’d love to hear your comments below.

For more content from distinctli by: Karlene Antoine follow me on Twitter @distinctli and like my Facebook page Distinctli.

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