Photo editing services companies are dime a dozen. And when it comes to individual freelancers that offer photo editing services, how many freelancers out there are offering the service is beyond anyone’s guess. Among all these companies offering the same service, how to pick the right Photo Editing Services Company?
Below are some steps to consider when hiring a Photo Editing Services Company
When selecting an outsourcing partner, communication is extremely important. Your outsourcing partner must understand the instructions you are sending and communicate them back to you in an effective manner.
Since most of these companies that offer their services at an offshore rate are actually located offshore, communication can sometimes be a bit challenging. Consider the native language spoken in those countries. Not just almost 100%, it is actually 100% of those companies are non-native English speakers. Instructions you send them might sometimes get lost in translation.
Aside from the language barrier, the time difference between the two countries is also something to consider. When you are working in your office during your normal office hours, people at your outsourcing partner company are sleeping as it is midnight there. You just cannot afford to send an email and wait till the next day to hear back. If you are a busy company playing in a fast-paced environment that is.
Once the communication part is taken care of, the next thing to look at is the cost. How much does it cost to edit a photo?
Different company will send you different pricing. An individual freelancer offering their photo editing services online could be working from his or her parent’s home using an old computer. That person will not have any office rent and all other expenses associated with running a business. While the cost of working with suck individual will be less, they will not be able to handle the large volume of work.
If you have a large volume of images that require to be edited on a regular basis, you will need to work with a professional Photo Editing Services Company that can handle that large volume work. Since these are organized companies with dozens, in some cases hundreds of employees, they have a lot of overheads and other office-related expenses that they incur in the process of running the business. The cost of working with these companies will be higher than that of individual freelancers. You just need to find a balance there.
Trial Offer for Your Editing Job:
You need to make sure that the company in question has the right skill to do your job. The best way to just their skill is to request a free trial. Almost all companies will offer free trial upfront as a part of their business process. All you have to do is to take advantage of the trial offer.
If any company is not explicit about the trial offer, just ask. I’m sure they will be able to accommodate the request. After all, if you cannot judge their edit quality, how will you hire them for your projects?
In conclusion, just use your common send when hiring a photo editing services company. At the end of the day, it is common sense and some standard business practice that helps you make a decision.