Sometimes, things don’t go the way we always plan; you might have an agreement with a client to complete a project within two months. Two months have almost gone and you still have a lot of work to do; the possibility that you will not complete the project is very real. Because you want to maintain client trust, you do not want any disappointment to occur. This is where the subcontractor comes in and the following steps are important to take note of, in order to succeed.
4 Tips for freelance writers looking for a subcontractor
1. Personal network
Building a personal network with peers is very important, as you come across yourselves in conferences, industrial events, etc, you exchange business cards, and start conversations, thereby getting to know more about each other. Having a personal relationship with trusted peers is a great way to easily subcontract projects. Although the possibility that your subcontractor may take over your client is high, that is why it is important to know your subcontractor very well, in order to avoid such incidence.
2. Community sites and forum
There are lots of marketing and freelance writing online groups, where lots of discussions are going on, with questions and answers, sharing experiences, etc. Participating in these discussions will not only lead to growing in knowledge but also building connections with your peers, thus making subcontracting easy to achieve.
Businesses that regularly use freelance writers may recommend you to people they have worked with, that are trustworthy. They may even make the writer’s link available to you, thereby having access to the writer’s published content and this will enable you to do your selection. Asking for recommendations directly is another important way of making subcontracting possible.
4. Run ad campaigns
This option is mostly necessary when you need many people or when the matter is urgent. Google AdWord can be used to target interested writers looking for work and is affordable to use. Digital point is another way to get the more targeted campaigns to writers and there are other similar digital communities to achieve this result. These are some of the points that make subcontracting a success.