5 Signs Your Team Might Need to Hire Freelancers


If you’re managing an internal team for your company, you might start to notice little signs that your team members aren’t producing their best work. Your internal team might be truly amazing, but at times, their workload and hours may start to affect their overall performance and even their attitude.

One way to solve these issues, quickly, is to hire a freelancer that can assist your team with specific tasks or projects. Freelancers can offer the expertise, skills, and time to remove some stress off your team, allowing them to, once again, produce their best work.

Below are a few signs to look out for that may indicate the need to hire a freelancer for your internal team.

1) Burnout

If your team is experiencing long hours and high expectations over a long period of time, they can start to burn out. To avoid stressing out your team, a freelancer can help shoulder some of the workload, which can decrease their demands and alleviate their attitudes.

2) Projects Are Delayed

If your team is usually running on time, but suddenly starts missing deadlines, it might be a sign that they need some assistance. Freelancers help your team avoid missing important timelines by taking on some of the work.

3) Wearing Too Many Hats

If you discover that your team members are being asked to be responsible for too many tasks outside of their expertise, hiring freelancers may be the solution. Freelancers take on the time-consuming tasks that are causing your team members to feel overwhelmed, and by doing so, it lets them focus on the things they do best.

4) A Decline in Quality

If you notice that the quality of your team’s work starts to decline, you should consider hiring freelancers. This often happens because your team is already starting to burn out, and needs help. For instance, a freelancer who specializes in graphic design could fill in the gaps for your creative department and assist in achieving high-quality work again.

5) Overwhelm

If you notice that your team members begin complaining of not knowing what to do first or having so much to do they become worried, they might be overwhelmed. Bringing in the right freelancers can start to relieve these feelings and help your team members prioritize assignments.

Contacting Freelancers

Once you start noticing these signs, you should consider looking for freelancers to fortify and assist your internal team. Before you start reaching out to potential freelancers, you should have a brief that outlines the project or tasks, and list the skills the freelancer needs to complete them.

Then, you can post the job or project description on a site like Fiverr, by hitting “post a request.” This allows freelancers to respond directly to your request with questions or proposals. You can also browse different freelancers by doing searches for the project type you need them to work on. You can contact them to see if they have the time and ability to assist you with your needs.

Next time you notice these signs remember that hiring freelancers is a great option to move projects along and keep your internal team performing at optimal levels.

Kate is Fiverr's Senior Brand Copywriter. She has 6+ years experience in managing content and writing copy for beauty, fashion, tech, and wellness brands.