Why Working with Freelancers Is Seriously the Best
We may be biased, but at Schmoll Creative, we think working with freelancers has tons of perks. If you’re on the fence about going outside of an agency for creative services, consider these 10 advantages of working with freelancers.
#1 SPEED: Compared to agencies, freelancers tend to be able to turn over work faster. Of course, that’s going to depend on the freelancer and the workload, but overall, it tends to be a quicker project timeline from start to finish.
#2 COST-EFFICIENCY: Probably the second most common advantage of working with freelancer is financial savings. Because freelancers cut out agency middle-men (like account people, human resources, and finance departments) and reduce overhead costs (like that of a brick-and-mortar establishments), their pricing tends to be lower for equal projects.
#3 LESS PAPERWORK: Most freelancers can get rolling by simply filling out a W-9. Try getting moving on a project with an agency using a single sheet of paper. (Hint: It’s not happening.)
#4 PASSION: Freelance professionals don’t strike out on their own because they’re failing in the agency setting; they do it because they’re passionate about their work. Many even pick up freelance jobs outside of full-time employment simply because they enjoy a variety of creative challenges.
#5 PROFESSIONALS: Many freelance professionals—including the fab team at Schmoll Creative—come from agency backgrounds. That means you get the same level of professionalism and service you’d expect at any advertising firm.
#6 EXPERTISE: Freelancers are experts in their fields, and many have very unique specialties. So it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for—from branding and logo design to app development.
#7 FLEXIBILITY: Freelancers obviously have more flexibility than agencies—from timelines and pricing to taking on weekend projects or staying up for late-night phone calls.
#8 PARTNERSHIP: Freelancers can be true partners, giving you the ability to talk one on one with your creative team—something you can’t always do when you work with an agency.
#9 GLOBAL MARKET: Because it tends to require fewer in-person meetings, freelance work is usually not limited by geographic proximity. You can extend you talent search beyond the immediate area to find the perfect freelance talent for you.
#10 MOTIVATION: Because freelancers are paid either by the hour or per project, they’re exceptionally motivated. We want you to put us to work—really!
Still not sure? Dip your toe in the freelance pool by sending your next creative challenge our way. We’ll show you how great working with freelancers can be.