Over at Little Stream Software I just published a new guide, What to Look For in a Freelancer.
It’s a short guide to help clients decide who and when to hire a freelancer, though it describes some qualities that would be great for every freelancer to strive for (in addition to the freelancer-specific qualities).
A summary of the guide is below
At some point you and your staff might find themselves with a project that cannot be done with the resources you have.
Perhaps the project needs a skill that you don’t have. Or perhaps it’s something as simple as everyone in your company is already committed to other projects and just can’t find the time to spare.
Hiring a freelancer can be a great way to proceed with the project. But if you’ve never hired one before, it can be scary.
This guide is here to help you make a better decision about hiring a freelancer. I’ll be honest, the process still can be scary but my hope here is to give you enough knowledge so that you can make the best decision.