Hiring experienced, reliable employees helps you, as a business owner, complete your project with efficiency and reliability. Independent contractors, otherwise known as gig workers, provide services based on a contractual agreement. They have different behavioral control, financial control, and relationships with employers than do W-2 employees. When it comes to hiring an independent contractor or subcontractor for your next project, do you know where to look? Read on for more information on the 6 best gig work websites.
One resource to find local and insured gig workers is gigsmart.com. You can create a free account to hire your next independent contractor quickly and easily on their homepage or on their mobile app. Their website emphasizes their access to hundreds of thousands of skilled workers so you can hire someone on the fly with small lead times. Gigsmart’s goal is to create the largest pool of workers possible for employers to find the perfect fit for the job.
Through the website or app, you can:
- Post gig shifts
- Hire workers
- View profiles and ratings of independent contractors
- Specifically hire workers with background checks
- Communicate through the app
- Arrange, contract, and pay in the app
- Advertise jobs
- Speak with a support team
Here, you can find the right construction crew, commercial installers, landscapes, and more for your business’s needs.
This platform is trusted by: 7eleven, Doordash, Bang, Jimmy John’s, Hello Alfred, and many more.
Fulcrom Workforce Solutions
Fulcrom Workforce Solutions’ goal is to, “make hiring delightful.” They aim to streamline the gig work hiring process so you can get back to running your business. Fulcrom accelerates the hiring process, allows you to reduce your hands-on time while their team of experts finds your independent contractor, and adheres to your company policies and requirements.
The company works to find you the best gig worker for the job by:
- Giving “access all types of talent through one simple process
- Surface the best talent, globally and across talent types
- Adapt and accelerate your existing onboarding process.”
You can work with this San Diego based brand by submitting your email for a demo and more information.
Betterteam.com allows you to post jobs you need gig workers for online. They have a free trial to test out their services. If their site works for you, they have monthly or yearly flat rates depending on the number of jobs you wish to post each month.
The plans range from:
- Solo Plan
- Basic Plan
- Unlimited Plan
- VIP Plan
Once ready, you can post job opportunities to your local community with specifics about the job you need a gig worker for. Their website also features related articles as helpful resources.
At simplyhired.com or through their mobile app, you can post independent contractor job opportunities for free. Launched in 2003 in California’s Bay area, this company allows for an easy search for the right talent for your next project. You can either post the job description and filter through applications or search for independent contractors in the area who fit your specific criteria.
Both the website and app allow you to post the job title, description, pay scale, location, qualifications, and more. It also lists the worker’s rating and location.
Another option is upwork.com. This website, trusted and used by brand names such as Microsoft, Airbnb, Bissell, and GoDaddy, helps match gig workers with the right jobs from employers. Finding the right gig worker is simplified in three different routes based on what you, as an employer, see fits best. You can:
- Post a job opportunity yourself to allow gig workers to find you and filter the best candidate through Upwork’s advanced algorithms. You have the added resource of browsing the applicant’s profile, portfolio, and previous reviews to aid in your decision-making process.
- Browse their catalog of independent contractors. If you know exactly what you’re looking for in a project, you can find a gig worker who specializes in a said project to buy their services immediately.
- Allow a talent scout to match the right gig worker with your project. Once scouts understand your budget and needs, they take the reins to find the right person for your project.
At Upwork, their motto is, “choose your way to get work done. Find freelancers and run projects your way at the world’s work marketplace.”
Another resource to search for an independent contractor is fiverr.com. Created in 2010, the company’s mission is to, “create an on-demand, e-commerce-like experience that makes working with freelancers as easy as buying something on Amazon.” Fiverr’s goal is to decrease the difficulty of hiring an independent contractor and increase trust and reliability during the process. The company is trusted by household names such as: Facebook, Google, Netflix, PG&E, and PayPal.
At Fiverr, they ensure:
- “The best for every budget
- Quality work done quickly
- Protected payments, every time
- 24/7 support.”
Do You Know How to Classify Your Gig Worker?
Gig workers and employees are two separate employment entities. When you hire a gig worker they get paid as a 1099 employee. When you hire a full-time employee, they are paid as a W-2. The difference lies in the scope of work and right of control. As an employer, you want to make sure that you correctly classify your workers, or else you can run the risk of flagging an EDD audit. If the agency finds you incorrectly classified your employee, it opens your business to heavy fines and penalties.
The got1099 report is an affordable way to ensure that your worker has all of the necessary paperwork in place to be classified as a 1099. Don’t run the risk of EDD fines and penalties because of accidental misclassification. For four tips on how to avoid an EDD audit of your business, read on here.
With our got1099 report, you receive:
- EIN or SSN
- Business License
- Insurance Information
- Web Presence Verification
- Contact Information
All information compiled in the got1099 report is organized to give you the resources to correctly classify your employees and be prepared for an EDD audit. An added benefit of our reporting system is an alert notification if your gig worker’s license expires during the duration of the job.
If a gig worker you hire does not have their documents in one place or is missing important criteria, you have the opportunity to alert the gig worker to the missing criteria. If an employee is improperly classified, this allows you to correct the misclassification by inviting them to provide an EIN number, or by inviting the independent contractor to join your team as a W-2 wage-earning employee.
Verify your employees correctly with got1099.
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