How to Effectively Work with Your Freelancers and Contractors

Almost any business can benefit from the extra help of freelancers and contractors. Not only do these flexible employees require less overhead (they typically get paid hourly or per project and then are finished once the task is complete), but oftentimes they can be located anywhere in the world, which makes finding the right match easier simply because there’s more talent to choose from.

Hiring Freelancers: The Importance of Background Checks

Hiring used to be one of the most important parts of running a successful business. Hire the right person, and everything goes smoothly. Hire the wrong person, and you quickly regret not choosing someone else. Of course, hiring is still an incredibly critical component of business success. Unfortunately, too many businesses rush the process, especially when it comes to choosing a freelancer to work with.

Using Skill Assessments to Hire the Best Freelancers

An increasing number of individuals are choosing to make their money as freelancers, rather than opting for more traditional types of employment. In fact, today it’s estimated that close to 40% of the entire labor force is taking advantage of the “gig” economy by working as a freelancer. For businesses, this poses a huge advantage because it allows for more specialized workers to be brought in for specific projects, rather than having to keep them on payroll year after year. Of course, working with freelancers comes with its own set of problems, including knowing who is the best candidate for the job.

10 Hacks for Entrepreneurs Looking to Build Stellar Teams

Good entrepreneurs are quick to credit their teams for their successes. They understand that much of what makes a startup work lies in the teams they manage to build. At Moonlighting, we’ve unfortunately witnessed entrepreneurs who have picked the wrong…

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring a Freelancer

With one in three workers taking on freelance jobs, the chances of needing a freelancer to assist you—in outsourced projects for your business or for knocking out your personal to-do list—are strong. But if you’re new to hiring freelancers, you…

Fundamentals of Hiring a Freelance Designer for Your Business

Whether you need a new logo, a stunning web page, or a flashy advertisement, professionally designed visuals make the right first impression and can leave a lasting impact. However, it may feel a little bit intimidating to hire a graphic…

6 Tips for Hiring the Right Freelance Graphic Designer

Whether you need a new logo, a stunning web page, or a flashy advertisement, hiring a freelance graphic designer is a great way to make your best impression. Sure, that local agency does some good work, but your local freelancer…

Business Services: Find the Perfect Fit for Your Company with Moonlighting

Spring is upon us. You no longer have the excuse of wintry weather to keep you from getting out and making the most of every opportunity to ensure 2017 will be a banner year for your business. It’s time to come…