As an employer, project deadlines are crucial no matter how big or small the tasks are. Have you been working with freelancers for your ongoing projects? Freelancers have the freedom to work at their own pace, but they have to guarantee that deliverables are turned over on time.
There are a number of factors to consider to help ensure that work is completed on the desired timescale.
The number one rule to getting projects completed on time is do not leave the project until the last possible minute. Far too often, we see employers asking for very large jobs to be completed in very short timescales. Sometimes, these timescales may be very hard to achieve. Preparation and conceptualization are important and planning enough time for your project is equally so.
Have constant communication with your freelancers.
Using Freelancer.com is a very strong reflection of real life. As in all work, communication with your freelancer is extremely essential. Having updates of work and seeing milestones fulfilled will ensure more chance of work being completed to your liking and also within the desired duration.
Use the Freelancer Desktop App for Hourly Projects.
Recent upgrades to the Freelancer Desktop App go a long way to ensure timely completion of your freelancer’s work. You can now track every moment your freelancer spends on your project so that it’s easy for you to monitor the activities in real time. You will be able to verify these hours, and what your freelancer did during these hours, on the Hourly project page.
Don’t forget the importance of Milestones.
When you select your freelancer, we prompt you to create deposits which we call “Milestones”. Milestones hold the fee that is agreed upon between you and your freelancer. We securely hold your milestone and release it to the freelancer once you are satisfied with the project deliverables. Therefore, your freelancer is encouraged to complete work to your satisfaction and deliver it right on time to ensure payment.
Use the Recruiter Upgrade.
As always, using the Recruiter upgrade works wonders with how you are able to work with a freelancer in a quick and efficient manner. We detailed the benefits of this service in this blog.The more you use Freelancer.com as an employer the more you will understand the different ways of working with freelancers. Experiment, have fun, and remember these guidelines.