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Five things you need to ask when hiring a remote freelancer

So, you’ve posted your project on Work for Impact, searched our verified talent and identified the perfect freelancer (or maybe a shortlist of freelancers) you’d like to work with.

Next comes the fun part: interviews. Work for Impact has developed a built-in chat and video call functionality to interview the talent you think would be a good fit for your project.

While remote working and freelancing are growing exponentially, hiring on-demand talent is a new process for some, as the world embraces the flexible work economy. Naturally, it’s a little different to working with an onsite team so it’s important to assess the way your new hire will approach working autonomously and how they keep motivated.

freelancer video interview

We’ve compiled a list of things to consider and ask your freelancer during the interview to ensure they’re the perfect fit for your organization: 

  1. What skills or experience do you have working remotely?
  2. Do you use particular online tools or strategies to stay organised and on top of your work?
  3. How do you stay productive when working remotely?
  4. What are the best strategies you use to stay motivated?
  5. Can you provide an example of when you’ve motivated yourself to deliver work on a deadline?

Looking for more tips on hiring and working with freelancers on Work for Impact? Visit our client support centre.