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.
This guide covers some of the important things to consider when briefing a freelancer:
Broadly, the scope of a project prescribes what is included and what’s not. It’s important to do this when briefing your project to control it.
Let’s use the social media example from before:
Project without boundaries: "Set up and manage our social media accounts"
Outcome: "I’ve created accounts and profiles on 25 social platforms including Sina Weibo and MySpace. My fee is £1000."
Project with boundaries: "Set up and manage our Facebook and Twitter accounts"
Outcome: "I’ve created those two. My fee is £40"
You can see, without clearly delimiting what’s inside the scope of the project could lead to expensive misunderstandings.
Learn how to create and use talent pools to manage your favourite freelancers and reduce your freelancer recruitment costs.
In this guide, we’ll look at how you can use the right mix of permanent and freelance staff to keep pace with today’s technology demands.
Hiring a permanent member of staff can take up to 5 months. Learn how to bridge the productivity gap with an interim freelancer.