Collaborate, communicate and connect with HireBU. Website Planet spoke to the founder, Nate McKelvey, to find out how.
Please give us a bit of background on HireBu and the solutions you provide.
The HireBu platform was created as a way to meet the demand for trusted, efficient, and effective freelance talent. It is the result of over 3 years of hard work finding the most responsive, skilled, and knowledgeable vendors from around the world covering hundreds of skill sets, and training them in industry best practices to empower clients to think bigger, build to scale, and execute more. HireBu is a streamlined talent portal, communication tool, task manager, and strategy builder all-in-one that allows clients to find and hire professional freelance talents and get productive immediately.
What makes your process unique from other freelance finder platforms?
What sets HireBu apart from other freelance finder platforms is its network of pre-vetted professionals and powerful, streamlined platform which allows users to keep their teams aligned to brand messaging, strategy, and business goals, and maintain the communication of tasks, deadlines, and deliverables. This eliminates the need to shuffle between multiple platforms and execute projects efficiently all in one place.
What does the application process for a freelancer entail?
Freelancers may apply by creating an account (the first one is free!) and filling in an application form that includes their DiSC profile results. They are then asked to sign a standard NDA which covers all sensitive information regarding client projects on the platform, after which there will be a quick initial interview and briefing for a paid test task. Once this task is submitted and it meets expectations, approved applicants are expected to complete a quick training module on industry best practices to help prepare them for their first clients.
How do freelancers and companies connect?
Companies can easily search the HireBu network based on specific needs and the skill sets that meet them. Its built-in chat function allows for direct private messaging as well as group chats, and its powerful task management features allow users to send and approve assignments, schedule meetings, set deadlines, and more.
What collaborative tools on HireBu facilitate companies and freelancers working together?
The HireBu platform was created with intuitive use in mind. Clients fill out all of their company details on their profile page using premade templates, allowing vendors to easily stay aligned to the brand’s identity, messaging, strategy, and goals, while strategy-builder features ensure easy and scalable on-boarding and collaboration.
What freelancing skills do you find are the most in-demand?
HireBu has found that the most in-demand skills for freelancers are in Virtual Assistance and Admin Support, Graphic Design, Lead Generation Specialists, Social Media Management, Website Development and Digital Ad Management.