5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Remote Workers and Freelancers

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Remote Workers and Freelancers

We all know why you should hire Filipino freelancers. But come to think of it, why should you actually hire remote workers and freelancers in the first place?


What's the benefit of contracting these talents versus just getting normal employees? If you don't know yet, here are 5 reasons why you should hire remote workers and freelancers today!




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Savings! Both for Start-ups and Those Expanding Operations


I don't mean to sound materialistic. But why are we doing business? Most likely, we strive hard to make our investments profitable while adding value to others.


With freelancers, unnecessary overhead can be saved. You don't need to rent office space. If you're expanding, you don't need the additional workspace. No electricity bills. Nothing. Nada.


You just need to pay their service fee. That’s it.




Out of Office. Gone on Vacation!

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Almost No Unscheduled Absences


Ever had that employee that clocks in sick only to find out that s/he was out to party? With freelancers, you don't have to worry about random spurts of absences and "sickness".


Most freelancers are contracted on a per-project basis. You don't mind how or when they work on their tasks. The point is, they are paid when they produce the output you asked for.  They have the freedom to schedule their tasks as long as they deliver.




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Access to High-Caliber Freelancers


With the technology today, you are not caged in the talent pool your area has to offer.  With this movement, you can now hire freelancers from different countries.


You can get the best contractors within your budget while they still work for other people as well. Gone are the days where the reliable ones are off limits when they are employed.


After all, you need the best people who will fit in your team to be successful.




Remote Workers Are More Productive

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Remote Workers Are More Productive


Based on numerous studies, remote workers are more productive than their office-working counterparts.


We all have distractions. But the number one distraction in an office place is your co-workers. A little chat here and there can suck the time out.


Guess what, we don't have coworkers physically present in our place. If your coworker is bugging you in your messaging tool, just ignore and mute his notification.


Also, we need breaks to continue being productive. On average, we have a maximum interval of around 90 - 120 minutes before we are drained and out of focus. Office workers still continue working despite this feeling.


For freelancers, we can take our break whenever we want to. As long as we produce the necessary work, we are good to go. We can smartly allocate our time the best way possible.




Effortless Employee Retention- Freelancers Are Happier.

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Effortless Employee Retention: Freelancers Are Happier.


Lastly, freelancers are happier. We are busy running our freelance business alongside doing the things we love.


If you're a parent, you are there with your kids. If you have the wanderlust, you can travel anywhere remotely with just reliable Internet.


If you're in the Philippines, you can just be thankful that you don't experience the three-hour long commute every single day (four to five hours if there's a national event or the concert of Britney Spears).


At the end of the day, this will spell not only productivity but also higher employee retention for your business


So what are you waiting for? Build your freelancer team today!



 


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