Remember, your profile’s as much of an ad to attract freelancers as their profiles are designed to attract you. So create a good profile—and don’t be afraid to toss some humor into it if that’s your personality.
Once you post a job, Upwork’s system often gives you a head start by sending a shortlist of possible freelancers. We use data science to highlight talent based on their skills and your job post. You can invite these freelancers to submit a proposal and search for other freelancers too.
Many companies use video interviews in their hiring process to gain a better sense of the freelancer. Especially since it may be the only time you’ll ever “meet” the remote worker. For tips, check out these 9 tips for conducting video interviews like a pro. During the interview, keep in mind the 4 traits to look for when hiring remote workers.
After you select the winning freelancer, simply click “hire” on their proposal and create the contract offer. That’s it! They’re ready to start working. For ultimate ease, you can share documents and communicate via Upwork. And securely pay the freelancer with one click of your mouse. If working with freelancers is new, you may want to check out: The Right Way to Delegate and Get Awesome Results. Remember, we’ve always got your back. You can find detailed answers to any questions via our support center. And check out the Hiring Headquarters for more tips on growing your business with freelance help.