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Priyal G.

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Jason Glynn

Prague, Czechia

Freelance Tech Writer

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Quinn Foster

Lafayette, LA, USA

Impactful Journalist & Copy Editor to the Rescue

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Jessica Guht


Medical content that anyone can understand.

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Alexia R

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Samanah Ali


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Mila Zivkovic

Vienna, Austria

Writer, copywriter, and artist

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Christopher Rosché

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Words to Inspire

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Nicole Littlejohn

United States

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Alex Close

Toronto, ON, Canada

UX Researcher & Illustrator

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Seun Shokunbi

United States

A storyteller & SEO-certified expert.

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Subhradip Roy


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Fernando Munoz

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Coe Clausen

Seattle, WA, USA

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Jenna Marie Schwartz


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Kathleen Padden

United States

I write about the world I'd like to see.

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Jasmine-Jade .


SEO Content Writer and Strategist

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Sreeram Melarkode

Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra, India

Wordsmith for hire: Writing, research, consulting

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Theresa Woods

Tampa, FL, USA

SEO, Content & Copy Writer

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Wynne Kontos

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Let's create something together.

Common projects for Researchers

Market Research for Product Launch

User Experience Research for Website Redesign

Academic Research for a Thesis or Publication

Data Analysis for Business Strategy

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Competitor Analysis for Market Positioning

Tips for working with and hiring Researchers

Define your research goals

Clearly outline what you want to gain from the research. Whether it's market analysis, user behavior studies, or academic research, providing a detailed description of your needs can help the researcher tailor their approach to meet your goals.

Check their research skills and experience

Review the researcher's previous work, their methodological skills, and their familiarity with research tools. Ensure they have experience in the type of research you require.

Communication is essential

Maintain regular communication with the researcher throughout the project. Discuss the progress, review preliminary findings, and make adjustments as necessary. Ensure all communication is done through Contra to keep everything organized and in one place.

Review and provide feedback

Once the researcher provides the results, take the time to review the findings thoroughly. Provide feedback and ask for clarifications if needed. Remember to appreciate their good work and provide a review on Contra.

How to hire Researchers

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from a Researcher. This could include the type of research, the scope of the research, and the desired outcome.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your company, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, approach to research, and how they handle various aspects of research work. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Researchers

1. Can you describe a research project you have conducted in the past that is similar to our needs?

2. What methodology would you use for our research project and why?

3. How do you ensure the accuracy and reliability of your research data?

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Frequently asked

A freelance researcher is a professional who conducts thorough investigations on a specific topic. They gather, analyze, interpret, and present data to help businesses make informed decisions. The areas they research can vary widely, from market trends and customer behavior to academic topics.

A freelance researcher is a professional who conducts thorough investigations on a specific topic. They gather, analyze, interpret, and present data to help businesses make informed decisions. The areas they research can vary widely, from market trends and customer behavior to academic topics.

Hiring a researcher on Contra allows you to access highly skilled professionals who can provide valuable insights for your business. With clear communication channels and secure payment options, Contra makes the process of hiring and working with a researcher straightforward and efficient.

You can post a detailed job listing on Contra outlining your research needs. Researchers who match your requirements can apply for the job. Alternatively, you can browse through researcher profiles on Contra and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require a researcher often involve investigating a specific topic, analyzing data, and providing insights. This could include market research for business strategy, user experience research for website development, or academic research for a publication.

Researchers use a variety of tools depending on the nature of the research. For data analysis, they may use software like SPSS, R, or Excel. For surveys and interviews, they might use tools like Google Forms, SurveyMonkey, or Zoom. They may also use databases and academic search engines for literature reviews and secondary research.

The cost of hiring a researcher on Contra can vary based on their experience, the complexity of the research, and the project duration. On average, the cost for Researcher freelancers on Contra is around $30 to $35 per hour.

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