Even a single freelancer will need managing. With a team of freelancers to coordinate, things could quickly become very complicated, placing significant demands on your time. It will be difficult to ensure that the work of several individuals remains consistent, even with the assistance of the latest technology. Indeed, when you don’t speak the language, how do you know that what you have purchased is fit for purpose at all?
To make matter’s worse, it may prove impossible to source freelancers who are always available when you need them. They can’t just sit around waiting for your email and so will be taking work from other clients. Where do you find freelancers who possess specific knowledge of your industry sector? Then there’s the challenge of testing their capabilities. Engaging freelancers is far from a hassle-free enterprise. Indeed, it will necessitate ongoing project management.
While retaining direct control over your venture may be an attractive proposition, the reality of the endeavour can be somewhat less appealing.