Saving Time and Money: The Advantages of Hiring a Freelance Graphic Designer for Your Business

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March 19, 2022
Jonathan Petrous
Owner & Creative
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Saving Time and Money: The Advantages of Hiring a Freelance Graphic Designer for Your Business

As a business owner, you're always looking for ways to maximize your savings and reduce costs. One effective solution is to bring on a freelance service for tasks such as graphic design, web design, social media management, and digital marketing. In this article, we'll outline the benefits of using freelance services and how it can save your business money compared to hiring a full-time employee.

The Benefits of Freelance Services

  1. Lower Overhead Costs

One of the biggest benefits of using a freelance service is the reduction in overhead costs. Freelancers typically work from their own office space and provide their own equipment, which eliminates the need for a business to pay for office space, utilities, and equipment.

  1. No Long-Term Commitment

Another advantage of using a freelance service is the flexibility it provides. Freelancers are hired on a project-by-project basis, allowing businesses to save money on salaries and benefits for full-time employees. This also eliminates the need for a business to make a long-term commitment to a single employee.

  1. Flexibility

Freelancers can often work around the schedule of a business, allowing for more flexible and cost-effective project completion. This also means that businesses can scale up or down their workforce as needed, providing a high degree of flexibility in terms of costs.

  1. Expertise

Freelancers typically specialize in a particular area, such as graphic design or digital marketing, which allows businesses to access top-tier expertise at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time employee. By bringing on a freelancer, businesses can ensure that their projects are completed by an expert in their field, without having to pay for a full-time salary and benefits.

  1. Lower Software Costs

Freelancer Graphic Designers typically have their own software licenses, reducing the cost for a business. This includes creative software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, and Canva. Same for several freelance Copywriters, using Grammarly or the Google Suite. By bringing on a freelancer, a business can save money on software expenses, as well as the cost of maintaining and updating software.

  1. Reduced Benefits Costs

Freelancers are not typically eligible for benefits, such as health insurance and paid time off, which can save a business thousands of dollars each year. By hiring a freelancer, a business can save money on benefits expenses, while still ensuring that their projects are completed by a professional.

The Cost Comparison

Now that we've outlined the benefits of using a freelance service like ours at Jpetrous Creative Services (JpCS), and let's take a closer look at the cost comparison between a full-time salaried graphic designer and copywriter to us as a creative retainer, covering all of your graphic design and copywriting needs for your business.

According to PayScale, the average Graphic Designer earns $45,874 a year or roughly $3,822 a month. And, Glassdoor says that the average salary for a copywriter in the United States is $55,000 per year, which equates to $4,583.33 per month. These numbers are just averages, and also do not reflect any of the benefits a business would need to cover, but even still this is already starting to add up.

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Using a freelance service can provide a range of benefits for businesses, including lower overhead costs, no long-term commitment, flexibility, expertise, lower software costs, and reduced benefits costs. By comparing the costs between a full-time employee and our top service, the Creative Retainer, it's clear that businesses can save thousands of dollars by utilizing our services.

Our mantra is simple.

Full-Time work, at Part-Time pay.

Maximize your savings and get the best value for your resources. JpCS offers comprehensive creative solutions through ideation, strategy, and design. Our goal is to help you reach your creative potential, so don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Let us take care of all your creative needs today.

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