Hiring a brand new unknown freelancer is always a pain. You have to deal with first finding one, then vetting them, then making sure they stay up to par and one schedule and even the whole problem of having part of your business done by someone you don’t know! It’s a scary process.
Ruthan Brodsky wrote a wonder article entitled “How To Hire Freelance Writers.” If you’re not hiring at the moment, read it. If you are in the process of hiring writers, read it. If your hiring someone who isn’t a freelance writer … read it anyway! She outlines a wonderful 6 Step process for finding the right worker. Let me quickly outline what she said for you here: