There isn’t much to separate the prospective freelancers; you’re considering for the task, going back to properly study each proposal may be the solution for your selection dilemma. Though at first glance, a typical freelancer’s proposal looks quite simple and basic, reading carefully through each aspect of the proposal gives you a gist of what to expect from the freelancer.
You should eliminate freelancers who do not provide much detail in the proposals accompanying their bids even if their portfolio and reviews suggest that they are competent. You need only passionate experts who will be committed to the project as much as you are, and a freelancer who can’t take a few minutes to craft an engaging proposal properly won’t be able to display such commitment. All the skills and expertise in the world won’t mean anything if the freelancer is lazy and unable to match the level of passion and professionalism that your critical project demands.
Other things you should be on the lookout for when skimming through multiple proposals on the freelancing and outsourcing websites include the relevance of the proposal to your task as some freelancers have the habit of using generic proposals that apply to a variety of freelance jobs posts.
Mundane anomalies like grammatical errors, using the wrong name to address the proposal as well as the failure to adhere to bid instructions can also be used to eliminate freelance candidates when the competition is intense, and you’re running out of grading metrics.