How to Become a Freelance Executive Recruiter and Earn $20,000

Freelance recruiting is a side hustle you don’t hear much about in the personal finance community. The job of a recruiter is to fill open positions for companies.

Many small-to-medium-sized companies use recruiters to fill positions when it can be challenging to find qualified candidates. Other companies would instead outsource their human resource needs.

In almost all cases, recruiters are paid by the company/client.

How Do Recruiting Firms Make Money?

In this example, the client is Aldi, and the candidates are the individuals we are sending to Aldi to fill potential openings.

My cut of any placements as a freelance recruiter was based on how much of the work I did. For example, if I found a candidate and passed a resume on, my cut of the fee would be around 10%.

For example, my business partner had several freelance recruiters working for him. He’d assign it to one of us whenever a job opening came in.

The Life of a Freelance Recruiter

Typically that meant either actively recruiting through LinkedIn or more passively recruiting by making a job posting on Indeed and then screening resumes.

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