Research is essential for creating any strategy, or planning any campaign. Research can take a number of forms, ranging from researching competitor activity to researching potential customers or markets.
Most qualitative desk research can be done online, and even increasingly, so can quantitative research.
The challenge most businesses face with getting research done is that it's a 'do it once at the start' type of task. Unless a business is in a constant state of change, with huge budgets, it is unlikely to need a full-time researcher.
Freelance researchers and planners
The on-demand freelance model is perfect for getting research done. Create a brief to produce a specific piece of research and just pay for what you've asked for.
If you're new to this way of working, outsourcing tasks to a freelancer might feel risky. In this guide, there are some tactics you can use to reduce the risk of hiring a freelancer for the first time.
It's an undisputed fact in freelancing and project working, the quality of the output is
only as good as the quality of the input. In other words, if you want a great piece of work
back, you need to provide a great brief.
When you find the right person for the job, whether it’s a full
time employee or a freelancer, you want to hold on to them. Finding
the perfect fit for your project can take time but when it clicks it’s great.
Find out how to use them again and again.