When hiring an animator, freelancers are often a good way to get started with training videos and animation but they aren’t without their drawbacks.
Because you’re partnering with a single person, freelancers aren’t the best choice when working on a large or multi-phased project. Typically, if you or your training department are looking to produce more than three training videos, a freelancer isn’t a viable choice. It would take one person several months, or several years, to complete the animation project.
Spreading the work across multiple freelancers means inconsistent quality and added variables when trying to manage the project. Not all freelancers are created equal and their styles, project files, and schedules are just as unique as they are. Using more than one freelancer to speed up development actually just adds a layer of complexity to organizing the effort.
Freelancers are also specialists. That means you might be able to find an excellent animator, but they may not be skilled in scriptwriting or storyboarding and would need you to supply them with a near-complete prototype for them to begin.