You’ve Hesitated to Hire a Consultant. Here’s Why You Should Do it Today!

hands-coffee-cup-appleYou’ve heard the benefits of hiring a consultant:

-Consultants are specialized experts

-Hiring a consultant is less expensive than hiring a full-time employee

-You can hire consultants as needed

Yet, you still haven’t hired a consultant for your small business. Perhaps you don’t think you have the time. Maybe it’s the fear of the unknown getting in the way. As a result, you’re missing out on access to valuable assistance that can actually make your job easier.

If you’ve been on the fence about hiring a consultant but need an expert now, keep reading.

1) I don’t know where to start.

Perhaps you are unfamiliar with how to hire a consultant and don’t know where to begin. With so many other tasks on your plate, you may think searching for an expert won’t be worth the effort.

Zintro makes the process of hiring a consultant so easy you will wonder why you waited so long. Start by entering a brief description of your Project needs. Then, Zintro will match you with the most relevant and highly-specialized Experts in our platform.

Shortly after you will receive descriptions of the Experts who meet your requirements along with a brief summary of their qualifications. You’ll also receive a link to their full profiles.

From there, you can communicate with them individually and make a hiring decision. It’s free to search for and hire an Expert for a project. Once you negotiate and agree to the terms, you will pay the consultation fees to your Project Expert directly through Zintro.

2) How do I know that a consultant is qualified?

When hiring for a critical project, you want to know you’re choosing from a qualified pool of Experts. After all, your reputation is on the line. Plus, hiring a consultant is a financial investment. Zintro has got you covered.

We assign the following ratings at Zintro: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Decisions are based on the quality of the profile, the number of successful consults on Zintro, client feedback, and quality contributions to the Zintro Blog. If any Expert has one of the designations, you can feel an increased level of confidence in their abilities.

3) I worked with a consultant years ago, and it wasn’t a good experience.

In every business, there are those who give others a bad name. You may have worked with a consultant who failed to deliver a project on time or charged too much. But don’t let the experience prevent you from trying again.

You will have the opportunity to read a summary of qualifications for each of your matches and will receive a link to their profile so you can learn more. Then you can connect with them to make sure they are a good fit.

As far as financial considerations, consult fees vary but typically range between $100 and $300 per hour. Most Experts will include a rate in their response which can be used as a comparison. Many Experts will not charge for an initial call if you are screening for a larger project.

Zintro is a global platform that makes it easy for companies to start a conversation with over 200,000 highly-specialized consultants and other professionals. Specialization spans all industries, technical disciplines, job functions, and geographies.

Post your Project on Zintro today!