WHY TO SIMPLY LOOK FOR VIDEO PRODUCERS ONLINE AND NOT USE MIDDLEMEN SITES:
In the industry we call this CROWDSOURCING. Jobboards and hiring sites are the same. Here are several seasons you should go direct to the director or producer.
1) THEY ARE TIME-CONSUMING FOR THE CLIENT. Choosing requires perusing a ton of recommendations from "okay-ish" video makers. Try not to misunderstand us, we love the publicly the manner that they help incredible customers discover heaps of choices, yet in some cases you needn't bother with a ton of choices. You need a particular ideator who can sort out immediately, what will turn out best for yourself as well as your image.
Indeed, we as a whole utilize Fiverr for voice-overs and have utilized Crowdsourcing to draw in new clients, nonetheless, we additionally know for a fact in employing, the proportion of Good Creative Work versus average or just plain awful, is tremendous.
What should be a few hours of effort for a client or his employee in terms of discussing, planning and communication becomes weeks (or months) of agonizing back and forth revisions in hopes to get pro results out of an under-qualified worker.
2) 20% to 60% OF YOUR BUDGET WILL GO TO WASTE. If shooting a video, realize that gig sites charge the freelancer up to 20% of the wage. So, if he has to hire a camera guy, a sound guy, makeup and actors, you are paying 20% of the entire budget. No director would take a pay dip, he would simply offer to put less time and resources into the production. If you are on a flat-rate, in the worker's mind, they are on a per dollar clock. The crowdsourcing agencies often take up to 60%. Make sure all of your money goes to production, not a middleman.
3) NOT SAFER. YOU CAN'T TRUST REVIEWS ON CROWDSOURCING OR JOB SITES.
They are a forced portion of the process to complete the order in many cases. Most clients, don't want to be seen by future job candidates making a former contractors' life hard, so they don't post their feelings. Same for the contractor, as he likely reviews clients in a way to avoid retribution. The number of stars on a profile is helpful but not always an accurate depiction of good or bad, for either the client or the contractor. Bad apples give bad reviews and good people find solutions until they can get a good product. Work with good people and make sure both parties have clearly defined what needs to be done and can be done. Ultimately, someone's reel and consultation will be the most telling signal of a good match.
4) BAD HIRING PROCESSES TO PROTECT THE SITE. Most job boards and crowdsourcing sites discourage a lot of personal communication (zoom, skype, calls) prior to hiring. Instead of looking at reviews, look at THE REEL and TALK TO THE DIRECTOR. You could go direct to a cool company for the same 2k to 20k that you planned on spending on a job board, and get FAR MORE RELIABLE RESULTS. And, no one is discouraging you from meeting the contractor by zoom or skype prior to hiring them. As a matter of fact, we personally encourage it.
5) UNPREDICTABLE RESULTS. Job boards and crowdsourcing sites are inherently filled with freelancers looking solely for a quick buck and good review, guys who are willing to play YES MAN during hiring, over-promising, and under-delivering. There is a belief that hiring someone at $20 an hour could pay off if they have a good reel. But rest assured, there is more than meets the eye to such deals. And you'll find yourself paying the same amount of money to go in circles with a less experienced person off a job board, than going with a pro who charges average rates and gives realistic ideas for the budget you have to work with.
6) SUPPORT THE SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY. Job Boards only encourage the destruction of small businesses, They occupy many of the search engine results, taking up the entire first page due to the number of people unwilling to simply Google a production company in California where all of the best video production companies are.