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what is the advantage of hiring you vs a big company?

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  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    a potential client called me. I told him I am a freelancer. He asked "what is the advantage of hiring you vs. a big company?" wasn't sure what to say.
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I have not gotten that in years but I used to compete with huge companies back in the day.

    My pat answer used to be, "I'm sure that XYZ company is a fine company and will give you good service, a good product and at a good price, but if you wanted that AND be able to speak to the owner, you want to consider me."
     
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  3. nishantsarkar

    nishantsarkar Power Member

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    Interesting :) will look upon what others have to say about it.
     
  4. Spuffed

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    I think smaller companies work on a more personal level, which I think is actually a huge thing.
     
  5. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    Like BTB said, there's a whole other type of control that a freelancer or business owner has compared to an agent. We can make things happen much faster than a person at the bottom or even the middle of a chain of command.
     
  6. Adrian79

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    NEVER bad mouth another company they are considering.

    It's just another objection to overcome.
     
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    c4rtel Registered Member

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    Big companies tend to r*pe you pretty hard. Expert salespeople to charm you, & a sweatshop of web designers to create your website in 14 minutes flat. Call customer service and they have no idea what the f*ck you're talking about.

    You'll probably feel better afterwards with a big company but you'll be sh*tting wrong for a week.
     
  8. Reyone

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    Shit companies without ethics and just wanting to profit for the sake of profiting will. Not all "big" companies are like that, and if you think that way, that's a pity...

    In regards to hiring you as an individual, just tell them you will be their tailor and be there whenever they need... you should be able to spend more time on them than a big company would, again, if you are competing against a well put company, they should have awesome customer support. Unfortunately, most digital marketing companies lack customer support BIG TIME.
     
  9. SkyrocketSEO

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    I just tell them that they outsource their work to us, which means that they will get the same service for more money if they go with them. Which is exactly what big companies do
     
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    Just send them a link to a large agency office...and tell them they are paying out the ass to:

    *Keep those hipsters stocked with IPA beers
    *Pay for expensive furniture and ping pong tables
    *Pay for their huge over priced office
    *Pay for their gluten free meals delivered daily
    *Pay out the ass because the agencies don't work hard and have to charge just to stay afloat (playing xbox all day doesn't help the customer)
     
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    This is the correct answer :p
     
  12. newnew

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    Your Basically paying more for support and better reporting, and you get about the same service as a small / independent contractor.
     
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    Freelancers can accomplish the same tasks in a relatively short time and at really attractive prices
     
  14. Adam718

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    The biggest advantage for a business to hire you instead of a big company is that they get a much more personal, hands on experience with YOU. If they go with a company and they want to speak to them, know the status of work done, etc, they will either call and have to wait on hold - and when they finally reach someone, it probably will be a different person each time. In some cases they may not be able to get someone on the phone at all and would have to fill out a contact form and twiddle their thumbs until they get an answer. Aint' nobody got time for that!

    Whereas with you, they have YOUR phone number, YOUR email and know exactly what you're doing. Not to mention the price difference because a company has to pay rent, employees, and other resources so they need to charge a premium.
     
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    nailed it :D HAHHAHA