How do I hire a freelancer for my project?

If you have a project that you need to hire creative freelancers for, you’ve come to the right place. Twine is a community of over 180,000 different creatives which makes us the perfect place to find creatives for your project.

We make it simple to find the right people for your project. The first step is posting up a project brief – head to our projects page. To post a brief, click the blue ‘Add a Brief’ button. The project brief modal will appear, then follow the steps to add your brief. This article explains it in more detail. Once you post your brief, it’s live on the projects page. Now creatives can pitch to be involved, so keep an eye on your Twine inbox!

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We do our bit by sending the best project briefs out in our weekly project picks email, and promoting them on our Twitter channel. Our community manager Joe is on hand to make sure it’s all going to plan, so look out for a message from him.

It kind of goes without saying that the best written briefs attract the best quality creatives. Our guide to writing project briefs will show you the dos and don’ts. Creatives will also be assessing your own portfolio to decide whether they want to work with you, so make sure it’s up to scratch. There are lots of help articles which explain how to get the best from your portfolio here.

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Now, at this point you could just sit back and let the creatives come to you, or you could increase your chances of finding the right person by being more proactive. Share your project brief on your social channels to reach even more people. If you find someone interesting, send them a message to see if they’d like to be involved with your project.

Once you start receiving pitches, it’s time to choose who to work with. Creative freelancers should let you know why they’re suitable candidates and what skills make them a good match for the job. If you’ve opted to receive offers, you’ll also see the price they’ve set for the work. You can reply to the pitch message and ask them more in-depth questions or take a look at examples of their work on their profile pages to help you reach a decision.

Once you’ve come to a decision, it’s time to accept the people that you want to work with and decline the rest. This help article will guide you through the process. You’ve got 14 days to accept or decline a pitch. After that, it will expire. 

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Now it’s on to the fun bit – working together. Our blog is full of articles that can help you work together more seamlessly, from working with creatives from different industries, to how to stay safe when paying online. Every Twine project is different, but we’re always on hand if you need help at any step of the way.

Once the project is finished, upload it to your Twine portfolio! We love to see what our members create, and we feature the 3 best Twine collaborations on our staff picks page every week. Make sure everyone who was involved on your project is credited, so they get the recognition they deserve.

What next? Don’t stop there, post your next project brief and grow your creative career.

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee. He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young. When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee.

He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young.

When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.

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