Finding yourself neck deep in your work can be a normal occurrence as you struggle to finish every project and follow all the deadlines. Unfortunately, sometimes, this can be hard to accomplish, rather impossible. This is the moment when you wish you had a secret little helper, to take off some of your load. Not only would it make your life easier, but it will also allow you to carefully do your job, minimizing the possibility for mistakes.

Well, finding this kind of help has never been easier. By searching through some of the best platforms for outsourcing work listed below, you can easily find a freelancer to do the job you need done. Even better, the whole process of finding someone and hiring them is simple. You will get your work, they will get their money, and everyone is happy. So, take a look.

UpWork

The way this platform works is simple. You put up your project, described in detail, and you wait for someone to get interested. You can hire people by the hour or form fixed-price project. Moreover, the work can be divided into milestones. So, your employee would have to complete a milestone in order to get to the next one, and he or she will get paid per completed milestone.

With this in mind, UpWork is the only platform that allows you to choose a payment method. Plus, the payment is a percentage of the whole budget. By having your projects divided this way, you ensure that you will not get scammed for big sums of money and that your work will be done within the agreed deadline, by professionals.

Note that if you are looking to hire freelancers, you will have to open an Employer account, which has a one-time fee.

Guru

Posting a project proposal on Guru’s website is free. Once you post it, the site will suggest several “gurus”, or people who best match your requirements. When you find the right one, you can give them the work that needs to be done and pay them only once they have finished, and only if you are satisfied with the service. If, however, you do not like what they have done, you can get a refund. Plus, you can hire an individual or a whole team of freelancers.

Fiverr

On this website, you can have anything done, starting from $5 per project. People post ads promoting what they can do for potential employers, for a specified price. Unlike the previous platforms, you do not need a project to start off with. If you have just a general idea of what you want, like a writer, for example, you can search the website for writers.

When you find the one you like the most, you can contact them with the proposal. If they agree, you can strike a deal and have them start working. It is simple and quick. It is also more direct, as you can immediately see what the candidate can offer.

PrestoExperts

At PrestoExperts, you can post your request, a.k.a. project, describe your needs and wait for “experts” to offer you their services. They will propose what they can do for you and how much it would cost. You, as an employer, can narrow down your search to the best matching person and choose them for the job. The payment is made in the end, once the project is finished. Plus, you will pay only if you are satisfied with the final product and when you get the confirmed invoice.

Before you hire someone, you can read reviews about them. This will help you make the right decision. Moreover, you can leave a review on someone’s profile, which would help other customers. This ensures that you get real information, from real customers, about the selected freelancer.

PeoplePerHour

Again, just like the previous platforms, PeoplePerHour is simple to use for both parties. The freelancers can sell their skills and expertise, while the employers can post projects and search for people who would do them. You can search for hourly jobs, fixed priced offers, or post your own offer and wait for someone to contact you. On the other hand, you can also search through freelancers directly, and contact the one you think is the best fit.

The payment process is easy, and is done through a PPH Wallet. And, once the job is done, you can rate the freelancer by giving them a review.

On each of these platforms, you can find a variety of skilled people, from designers, writers, actors — anything you could imagine. Finding the right employee has never been easier. And for the freelancers — jobs have been made more accessible than ever. Clearly, by using such platforms, the benefits will be amazing for both the employers and employees.

from Feedster http://www.feedster.com/blog/vladzivanovic/best-outsourcing-platforms-for-hiring-freelancers/

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