First thing to do is to visit popular freelancing sites. Instead of visiting each website being run by ghostwriters, I recommend that you look for your service providers on freelancing sites. This will surely help you save some time. Freelancing sites will allow you to view the profile of their service providers where you can see the feedback that were left by their previous customers. This will surely help you make well-informed decision.
A: I like creating on-going business relationships in general, not just through Elance. So yes, I often go to Elance to find a provider for an initial project, but with the intention of on-going work with them. In fact, I often state this in my Contribute to content.
You’ll get to search through the provider listings and send out invitations to people who you feel are at the top of their game. Some will decline it, if they’re busy or don’t like the project, but many will bid, and this will attract other providers to want to bid on it as well.
Always request work examples, examples will give a good reading of the calibre of the freelancer and the quality of his or her previous work ,this is going to help you during the interview stage.
Last but not least, how do you pay? This for you to arrange with the provider, some won’t work unless you put the funds in escrow before beginning the project, some require an upfront payment, you should pre-empt some of the demands with what YOU are happy to do.
What I do is have each Player rate the list in order of priority, (1) being the most important project and so forth. Next, ADD up the points for each project, the lowest SCORE is the project that is considered the most important by the T.E.A.M.
For contracts, I don’t do hourly because you never know how many hours it’ll take someone to finish a project. Instead, choose fixed price. You can either escrow or not it’s up to you. If I’m working with an established provider, I don’t mind paying a deposit and then the remainder when they’re done.
You may be required to complete an internship as part of web design school. On the job, resist the urge to educate your co-workers on all that you’ve learned in your website design program. Instead, use the time to see what it is that you can learn from others.