Summer vacation, no problem: Freelancers can help your business thrive

As summer approaches, many businesses face the challenge of maintaining productivity while employees take vacations. This can lead to a significant reduction in workforce in the language industry, potentially impacting project timelines, customer satisfaction, and ultimately, your bottom line. However, there's a solution to this perennial problem: freelancers.

Language related freelance websites like, and more general platforms like Upwork and Fiverr offer a vast pool of talented professionals ready to fill in the gaps. By leveraging these platforms, you can tap into a flexible and skilled workforce that can help your business thrive, even during the summer vacation season.

Benefits of Hiring Freelancers

  1. Flexibility: Freelancers can work on a project-by-project basis, allowing you to scale up or down according to your needs. Got one document to translate? Create a job and pass it to a qualified freelancer.

  2. Expertise: Access specialized skills and knowledge to complement your existing team's capabilities. Sites like that are built to help facilitate interaction between language professionals and outsourcers will help you find experts.

  3. Cost-effective: No need to worry about benefits, training, or long-term commitments. A freelancer can take on this project, and that could be the end of your relationship - for now. 

  4. Quick turnaround: Freelancers can start working on projects quickly, ensuring minimal disruption to your workflow. Find someone who can take on the job now.

How Freelancers Can Help During Summer Vacations

  1. Project management: Freelancers can oversee projects, ensuring they stay on track and meet deadlines. Is your project manager out of the office? Use a freelancer to manage the project as well.

  2. Translation and localization: Freelance language professionals can help you reach global markets, adapting your content to meet local needs.

  3. Business development: Freelance business development professionals can help you identify new opportunities and grow your business.

Start Recruiting in June for a Stress-Free Summer

To be stress-free this summer, begin the recruitment process for freelancers in June for upcoming projects in July and August. This proactive approach enables you to:

  • Find the best talent

  • Ensure a smooth onboarding process

  • Plan and prepare for projects

Tips for Working with Freelancers

  1. Clearly define project scope and expectations.

  2. Establish effective communication channels.

  3. Set measurable goals and deadlines.

  4. Provide necessary resources and support.

Don't let summer vacations slow down your business. Embrace the flexibility and expertise of freelancers, and enjoy a productive and successful summer season.


The outsourcer assistance team at can help with any of these business needs. Send over your questions, share a document, use ProZ*Pay for payments or just let us know where might be able to help

Topics: freelancer, vacation, outsourcing

Mike Donlin

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