Freelance recruitment can be lonely and a tough slog - so don't do it alone
Freelance can mean freedom, being your own boss, choice of working hours, location and so much more. When you have reached a point in your career where you have enough experience to go freelance it is a very tempting proposition.
Freelance recruitment is rewarding - yet it's best with a team around you
Running your own business is rewarding yet hard work, even more so if you have come from an agency background and are used to having a marketing machine behind you. So freelancing makes sense and wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy focusing on the parts that you love about recruitment; running your own business and doing what you do best - building relationships with your clients and identifying the best talent to help them to grow their businesses?
Thinking about taking the leap to start your new recruitment business but don’t know where to start? Run off your feet, working hard to recruit exceptional talent for your clients but tired of taking home a fraction of the fee charged? Want to be in control of when and how much you work and have someone else sort out your billing?
What are the pros and cons?
Taking the first steps to launching your own business can be daunting. How will you generate leads, what about marketing? A good place to start is the good old-fashioned, pro/con lists:
Ultimate work/life balance.
You are your own boss.
You get to choose your work.
You get to choose how much work you do.
You take home your billings.
You need to pay for a good CRM
You need to manage your billings/payments
You need to manage/pay for someone to create and manage your website
You will need to manage/pay for someone to create and manage your social media and marketing.
You can feel isolated and alone, who can you bounce ideas off?
Where is the support generally?
When times are tough, it is just you to rely on.
Can you have the pros without the cons?
It doesn’t have to be a lonely and tough slog, you don’t have to do it all alone. You also don’t have to give in and submit to the ‘man’ and go back to agency life. With Auxeris we have taken the best from both agency and independent freelancer and created something special which means you don’t have to go it alone, you can have your cake, eat it and put up your feet at the same time!
We're building a network of freelance specialist recruiters, who have been identified as top talent in their field. All of our freelancers are supported by our in-house experts in marketing and business development and benefit from having the outward facing brand to clients and candidates of Auxeris. No more trying to work out SEO, how to build a website that sells you, finding new leads or following up or where to begin with marketing and building a pipeline.
We ensure that we take care of the consultant billing, that you have a brand to leverage with website and SEO covered, a marketing toolkit to utilise and support to build a pipeline, leaving you to focus on securing the top talent in the market! We have shifted the balance of the way you are paid too.
You can use our website and marketing materials to reach out to clients. We have all of the SEO and social media covered to gain cut-through in a busy market.
What is life like with Auxeris?
We’ll set up the billing and payments function with your clients, so there will be no chasing required. We have an automated payments platform, with payment plans that offers a lower risk to your client. It also helps manage their cash flow - which is great for them. Audible sigh of relief.
We are focussed on flexible working. We give you, as the freelancer, licence to decide how many hours you want to work. There is no cap on earnings potential, nor do we impose a minimum earnings threshold. Obviously, the more you work, the more you can earn. You can enjoy the benefits of flexible working whilst there is a brand supporting you. Auxeris will help with lead generation tactics to approach prospective clients and to nurture those existing relationships simultaneously. Helping you to make time for the things outside of work that matter to you. However, you will still set up your own business and run it your way - that's the beauty of working freelance.
With Auxeris you will get the majority of the fee, where it deserves to be - with the consultant. You’ll get access to training and business development support, as well as help with those time consuming company owner tasks. And most importantly, you’ll take the lion’s share of the profits.