Hiring a freelancer is a great idea when you need a special skill, your team is stretched too thin, you have a special project or a tight deadline. IABC/Toronto members talked about these reasons why you would outsource work to independents and freelancers and more in a lively Twitter chat at the end of October.

Since the timing didn’t allow me to join in, I created a summary of the chat after the fact. Scroll through to find the benefits of outsourcing, where to find freelancers, tips for what to include in a project brief and more. Check it out below, or directly on Wakelet):