A professional RFP will save you ample time and effort. Weed out non-qualified freelancers, and avoid back-and-forth Q&A with up-front details. You might evaluate quotes with a scoring system to help you reach a decision, then use the winning proposal to quickly build a contract.
First, go over the UX Designer position and its requirements. Second, get granular about the particular skills involved. Third, discuss the company structure and culture to see how the candidate might fit in. Also, always save some time for follow-up details as well.
When setting the pay rate for the UX Designer, figure estimated revenue to determine the project value. Compare the value to the usual cost of working in-house or with an agency. Finally, see how that translates to freelance payments by looking through the Bonsai rates explorer.
Contracts keep you and your freelancer protected. Set down the due dates and milestones for your UX Designer to ensure timely deliveries. Clarify their terms of payment as well, with specific amounts and turnarounds. Avoid issues over content usage and intellectual property rights in writing from day one.
1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Freelance UX Designer to do the following: Build and iterate on product mockups with UX team. Convert mockups into fully functional elements to be integrated by front-end developers.
1.2 Schedule. The Designer will begin work on September 10, 2017 and must finish the work by October 15, 2017.
1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Designer a flat fee of $5,500.00 (USD). Of this, the Client will pay the Designer $2500.00 (USD) before work begins.
1.4 Expenses. The Client will not reimburse the Designer's expenses.
1.5 Invoices. The Designer will invoice the Client at the end of the project. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per week on the outstanding amount.
1.6 Support. The Designer will not provide support for any deliverable once the Client accepts it, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Jump right in by providing comprehensive on-boarding for your UX Designer. There’s paperwork to file, like NDAs and tax documentation, before things get started. Your freelancer needs digital tools and access to company applications as well. Have the team meet their new member and get to know one another.
It can cost between $5,000-$20,000 in penalties for every compliance violation in the state of California. This means precise compliance for your new UX Designer is of utmost importance. Since the Department of Labor has made misclassification its top enforcement priority since 2016, there is no room for error.