going to cost me?
The good news is that
Freelance World and its partner sites, www.freelance-proofreaders.co.uk,
don't charge clients any fees or commissions at all. The
only fees that you will pay are the ones that you agree with
your chosen freelancer.
I don't live
in the UK. Can I still use the sites to find a suitable
Yes, of course. Distance and
location is generally not a problem for the majority of
projects. The Internet and e-mail.make communication and the
sending/receiving of work very convenient indeed.
There are two basic methods
of sourcing a freelancer:
- Search the
Listing - of
all registered freelancers on the site.
Location - for
example you may wish to search for a freelancer who
lives in Worcestershire.
- eg you may be looking for a secretary who can
undertaken presentation work, a copywriter for a
particular project, proofreader and/or editor for a
- (available on Freelance Proofreaders only) eg you
need a proofreader who specialises in health
- Post details of your
project on the site (Post
- You'll complete a
small online form where you can tell us about your
- All freelancers are
notified accordingly of your project, contact name and
e-mail address. Full contact details are not divulged
to the freelancers at this time, unless you
specifically refer to them within the Project Details
section eg "I'm looking for someone to complete this
project today, can you please telephone me on
XXXXXXXXXX to discuss as soon as possible" or "visit
our web site at ...... for more information on our
- Any interested
freelancers will e-mail you directly.
- You would then
contact the freelancers directly to negotiate your
- No fee or commission
is charged by Freelance World (or its partner sites)
for you to use this service.
freelancers, to the benefit of all parties concerned, it
would be helpful if you could provide the following
- Who you are, in terms of
whether the work is for you, whether you are acting on
behalf of a third party person, or the company that you
- What type of service do
- Describe your project in
- The nature of your
work eg legal, medical, small business - building
contractor, online magazine, unpublished
- Is the project
ongoing, or just a one-off task?
- State your budget or
request a quote for your project.
- What date are you
looking for someone to actually start working on your
- What date would you
like your project to be completed?
- Provide contact
If you follow the above
guidelines it will enable the freelancer to evaluate your
project fully, check their own availability and provide you
with an accurate quote for your project. Often, much time is
wasted by several e-mails being sent back and forth whilst
the freelancer is trying to establish the full extent of
self-employed and therefore responsible for their own
national insurance and tax. The majority of freelancers use
PayPal, a safe and convenient way to receive/send monies by
debit/credit card, and convenient to all.
Please feel free to contact
freelancers direct. When you do, it would be appreciated if
you could let them know on what site you found their details
- many thanks!
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