#1. Start the engine! – Open an account with us as a hirer. If you already have a freelancing account with us, you can go to your profile page and change your Account Type to Hirer or Both. Give potential candidates an introduction about yourself and your work/business by completing your Profile & showcasing your professional background and your business’s previous achievements.

Draft a professional project or job description - Be clear with your job description and what is expected of potential candidates - Create a clear and detailed job description for your project - Explain clearly what you need a potential candidate to achieve. Give potential candidates a brief summary of your vision, what you’re trying to achieve and all the qualities and expertise that you look for in a candidate.


#2. Make sure you have the right fuel! – Check that you have all the necessary resources for your project. These include enough financial resources, the right research and information about your project and a full list of the criteria and requirements for the successful completion of your project. 

Draft a professional project or job description - Be clear with your job description and what is expected of potential candidates - Create a clear and detailed job description for your project - Explain clearly what you need a potential candidate to achieve. Give potential candidates a brief summary of your vision, what you’re trying to achieve and all the qualities and expertise that you look for in a candidate.


#3. Put your foot on the gas pedal – Use Prolancer Services (Outsource or Recruit) to select a team of talented professionals for your project or job. After you post your job, you will start to receive proposals from potential candidates on our website. With the Prolancer Outsource and Recruit services, a dedicated Relationships Manager will read each proposal carefully, and review their suitability for your job posting. They will compare each candidate’s expertise and qualities with your job description and your business needs. If necessary, candidates will be asked to complete an Assessment Test to further examine their technical expertise. If they tick all the boxes, the Relationships Manager will shortlist their proposal for you and you can then accept or decline each candidate, according to your business needs. 

With Prolancer, finding a suitable candidate is 100% guaranteed, because our Dedicated Relationships Managers also have their own list of top-rated candidates who will be considered for your job posting.

If you need to enquire more information about them, use the Workstream’s messaging feature to ask the candidate all the necessary questions, prior to accepting or rejecting their proposal.

If you choose to go it alone, just use our smart search engines to look for potential freelancers, or wait to receive proposals and review and select candidates according to your project/job needs and requirements.

Find out more about recruiting on Prolancer, here...


#4. Use your navigation lights – Communicate your needs. Explain clearly what you want your team of freelancers to achieve. Be clear, concise and regular in your communications. Explain to them in more details, your vision and mission for your idea or business. Ask them for their opinions and agree on a timescale.

Communicate along the way to ensure that everyone is kept up to date with every new change, task or deadline.

If a freelancer is facing difficulties, try to speak with them about their issues and come up with a common solution to these problem(s). 

Keep your team up to date about your ideas and expectations. Keep them excited and passionate about the project and ask them about their opinions on new ideas and changes.

#5. Keep your hands on the wheel and watch your rear-view and front mirrors – Continuously monitor the progress of your project and make amendments as you go along. Move tasks to new folders and columns in your Project Workstream. This will help you keep your work organised and ensures that the freelancer is aware of what has been completed and what tasks remain.

If some parts of the work do not meet your standards or your satisfaction, let the freelancer know what they need to do and how they could improve their work. Set new deadlines for the changes and monitor these changes and deadlines too.

#6. Lighten up and give Thanks! - Leave useful feedback and constructive criticism for your team to ensure impending cooperation and collaboration to further your idea and/or product developments in the future. Tell them what they had done right and give your appreciation and let them know how they could improve and provide them with guidance. Constructive feedback and criticism is the most effective way of ensuring positive personal and professional developments in the work environment. Not only that, but it will also ensure that in case of further cooperation between the two of you in the future, the candidate provides you with improved services and better skills to help you develop your ideas, further.