There is a natural trepidation when hiring a freelance blogger to write content for your blog. In many cases this is a person that you’ve never met. Will the writer complete the work on time? What’s this going to cost you? What if you’re not happy with the work?
Here’s a quick list of questions that you should have ready to discuss with your freelancer prior to entering an actual agreement with them, whether that agreement is solely done on email, messenger, Skype or you sign a writer’s agreement. Most experienced freelancers will want (and need) this information and will bring up the subject even if you don’t.
This makes the relationship between client and writer smoother and results in a better project all around. Have some rough ideas to answer the questions below.
Questions to Consider Before Hiring Your Freelance Blogger
- What is the specific work that you need the writer to do?
- What are the goals of this project?
- For a bigger picture, how is this project going to fit into your company’s overall goals?
- Are there any specific skills or expertise needed to get the job done exactly the way you want it?
- What is the budget for the project? Is this a long term project? Does it depend on the results of the first order? If so, what are the measurables you’ll be looking for?
- When is the deadline? If it is a large project, will there be milestone markers?
- What is the plan and agreement between you and the writer for revisions? What if you ask for more then you initially wanted? What will the compensation for the writer be?
This is long list, I know…but don’t get to overwhelmed. They are easy to bring up casually in conversation or chat with your prospective freelance blogger.