Consider Creative Staffing Agencies for Freelance Gigs

Another option for those self-employed among us.

If you’re a freelancer, you know that tracking down clients is part of the job. But one resource you may not have tapped is a creative staffing agency. Those like The Creative Group, 24 Seven, Creative Circle and Vitamin T help companies find talent to fill temporary and permanent positions for writers, designers, art directors, social media managers, video editors, web developers, etc.

But you’ll still have to do your due diligence to keep the work coming.

Agencies receive so many jobs and projects to staff for that you may see job listings for gigs that last a day or a week or a year, or you may also find temp-to-perm listings.

The recruiter may not always be actively hunting for your dream job, so search the agency’s website and sign up for emails when relevant gigs come up. Some recruiters may ask you to call and check in every week or so. Others may email you or call you when a potential match comes up. It’s often best to contact them when you see something that’s a good fit, and move quick — spots are filled fast and you’re not the only person with knockout skills.

For more, including how much you can expect to make with an agency, read: 7 Things to Know About Working With Creative Staffing Agencies.

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