Deciding whether to hire full-time remote workers versus freelancers can be a difficult decision, especially when working in a start-up environment or a small business.
Below Is a list of the top 4 benefits why you should hire full or part-time remote workers over freelancers:
1. You get a dedicated full-time employee for 40+ hours per week
You get to decide what they do with those hours. Whereas, with freelancers, they may have other projects that have a higher priority for other employers. This is probably the number one reason why you would want to hire remote workers over freelancers.
And you have a fixed rate of pay regardless of the tasks that you assign. When you are preparing a client quote, your project budget or forecasting your income, you know precisely what that resource is going to cost you week-to-week.
Wages don’t change according to the type of work. Some remote workers might do complex work such as programming and then the next day something simpler like data mining. But regardless of the different tasks, they receive the same rate of pay each week.
2. You’ll have more time
Routine tasks and processes that you complete every day can be crossed off your checklist. Then they can become tasks for your remote workers. If you find that you spend your day doing the same repetitive tasks that can be turned into a process you can delegate wake up these to your remote workers. Delegating allows you to reclaim time and focus on the other important aspects of your business.
3. You can focus on what you are good at
If there is an aspect of your daily job or your business that you do not excel at, or does not come naturally to you then this could be an area where you would want to hire a full-time remote worker to do the work for you. In fact you don’t have to be an expert at everything…
In most cases, employers hire remote workers to do the things they don’t know how to do.
But you should take the opposite approach. You should hire remote workers to do the things you already know how to do. This way, you can teach them your methods and systems. Remote workers like Virtual Assistants for example allow you the time to take care of more important things, like making sales and growing your business.
Outsourcing not only allows you to focus on what your good at, but it also gives you time to focus on things your passionate about or what comes easily to you. Outsourcing to remote workers allows you to focus on what you are most passionate about.
It can also mean that when you focus on what you are good at or what you are skilled at, you can often achieve it more quickly. What might have taken you 8 hours to complete in a programming situation, may take a programmer only 1 to 2 hours due to the amount of skill and experience they have in that field.
4. Affordable salaries
Like India and the Philippines, Latin America has affordable salaries. But professionals from Latin America work during US business hours which we feel is a game changer over the other countries.
While, there are some benefits to hiring a freelancer we feel that for the number of reasons mentioned above, that a full-time remote worker from Latin America is a much better option to help you grow and expand your business.