Don’t forget the Copyright Factor: One of the issues that people face when they outsource their graphic design work is the copyright issue. If you aren’t prepared to take care of it beforehand, things may not go the way you want. You should always ensure that the copyright/all rights to use the designed graphics are granted to you, upon the payment, without any exceptions. Many of the larger freelance sites (such as Elance) will have this already covered in the contracts you use. If you’re not using a freelancing site, however, it’s necessary to agree on this matter with the person or company you’re dealing with. When you hire freelancers from a developing country, for example, they may not have the same idea of copyright as you do, so this must be clarified ahead of time.
Inspect their Profile: If you want to employ the right designer, it is important that you analyze their profile to make sure that they are a good fit.
Are you convinced that they can handle the job? Do you consider this person to be a professional graphic designer? Is their work good enough for you? Does their quality level and style make you feel comfortable enough to do business with them? It is very important that you know these answers before you hire anyone because it will help you to select the correct designer. Besides, it is your investment and you do not want to see it go down the drain by getting the wrong person.
Get Revisions: It may take a little while before you get the final draft of your design completed. But, do not forget that if the design does not meet your expectations, you can get adjustments. Don’t settle down for something that isn’t what you want. Plenty of designers do not limit the amount of necessary changes so that you will be happy in the end. This is how graphic designers can create long lasting relationships with their clients. Since you are the client you should get what you paid for. So do not be afraid to tell your designer how you feel.
Keep in mind that when you outsource your design work, this is still a very important aspect of your online business. So, when you use other professionals to do the job, make sure you get the right one.