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Should You Hire a Raketeer or An Employee?

Small business owners may start off doing everything on their own but time will come when hiring help becomes inevitable.

When it comes to hiring, two options are available - hiring employees or independent contractors such as Raketeers. An employee is in-house help who can grow with your business, while an independent contractor is typically hired only for a specific project for a limited time.

Before deciding which type to hire, ask yourself these questions.

  • Is the task needed to be done only once or infrequently?
  • Is the task just part of a project or a position that will be ongoing and crucial to your business?
  • Do you plan for the person to stay for a few months or until the years to come?
  • Do you want the person to be part of your company culture and advance in your organization in the future?
  • What is your budget?

It’s likewise essential to know what you are getting yourself into. Below are some of the benefits for each option.



Benefits of Hiring an Employee

  • Focus and Loyalty

When you hire an employee, his or her focus will only be on the task you hired him for. Independent contractors, on the other hand, will sometimes be handling multiple projects or clients at the same time. Employees are more likely to be loyal to you because of job security.

  • Advancement Opportunities

By providing employees with continuous training and means to advance in your company, they will not only remain loyal but will also provide your company with work that will give value to your business.

  • Availability

Independent contractors may not be available at all times. If workload suddenly increases, there is no assurance that your favorite Raketeer will be there when you need him.

  • Permanent Delegation of Tasks

You will have the freedom to delegate tasks permanently to specific people so that you can focus on other more important aspects of the business.


Benefits of Hiring a Raketeer

  • More flexibility

There is more flexibility in hiring a Raketeer because in case things don’t work out, you can opt to not hire the person again. You still have access to many other possible candidates from Raket.ph’s directory.

  • Specific Skills

Raket.ph provides you with profiles of Raketeers that specify their skills and expertise making it easier for you to search for the right candidate for the job with less time and effort.

  • Recommendations from Other Clients

Raketeers’ profiles show “likes” and badges earned from excellent work accomplished for other clients, which will make it easier for you to choose the person right for the job.

  • Savings on Wages, Taxes, Insurance and Benefits

One of the biggest benefits of outsourcing is the savings on wages, taxes, insurance and other benefits. All you have to pay for is the amount you and the Raketeer have agreed upon.


Understanding the kind of help you need will help you determine who to hire. Take note of these considerations to aid you in hiring the best person for the job.

 Authored by our very own Janice Lim! Check out her profile!