There are many benefits for companies in outsourcing freelancers in their city and these must be considered when looking at the different options of on-line talent marketplaces. Not all marketplaces make it easy to find a local freelancer.
Thanks to Talent Marketplaces on the web, companies now have access to a vast army of potential workers who are just a click away. As the September 15, 2020 article from CNBC mentions, the industry of freelancing is estimated to contribute with $1.2 trillion dollars to the US economy.
You can certainly take advantage of the millions of freelancers on different freelance marketplaces in the cloud. They have created a revolution in the possibility of hiring a qualified workforce from many different developing countries at lower prices.
Hiring locally is not only about promoting your own economy; hiring locally has many advantages for companies when outsourcing different tasks and expertise. And before going abroad for price reasons, consider the many benefits of outsourcing with freelancers in your city.
Some projects obviously require a physical presence, such as Project Management, Consulting, Training, bookkeeping, or simply office help.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to meet with the person that will perform a sensitive task for you? Have a feeling of whom you are hiring for the assignment? Isn’t it important to have somebody responsible and accountable for handling your sensitive information? Can you really apply the law in most of the developing countries that provide the service? Do you feel comfortable revealing customer data, web files, payroll information, your latest innovative marketing idea and much more?
Sharing culture, language
Is it important to you to be in the same time zone? Will you need quick responses? Is speaking the same language/clarity going to make the project run efficiently?
Helping your own economy
There is something to say about helping your own economy if possible and under the same terms.
There is definitely a significant and growing market for outsourcing but when interaction and confidentiality is at stake, finding someone local might have many benefits.
You can now easily outsource freelancers on Workhoppers.