Outsourcing work

Outsourcing work

When you work from home, you often get to choose your assignments.  As a freelancer, you decide how much work and what types of work you are willing to accept.  This works out pretty well because you can pick the amount of work that is most compatible with your schedule. 

Every now and then, a problem can occur.  Unexpected life events can make it difficult for you to finish all of your accepted assignments by their due dates.  What are you to do then?

There are two things that you can do when you are at risk of not finishing your assignments on time.  You can explain the situation to your client, and hope that they are able to give you an extension on the deadline.  The other choice is for you to outsource your work.

Asking for an extension on the deadline is not always the best thing to do.  Your client might think that you are not serious about your work because of it.  Therefore, it is often better to just outsource your work.

When you outsource your work, you are basically paying someone else to do the work for you.  Most clients will not mind you doing this.  However, to be sure, check your contract agreement with the client. 

Before you submit the outsourced work to your client, you need to check the quality of the work.  It needs to be at least the equivalent of your own work.  Otherwise, your client is not going to be very happy with you.