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What Are the Advantages of a Freelance Team

What’s a freelance team, also called a “collective”?

A tech collective is a group of individuals or organisations that come together for a common purpose, often related to technology. Generally, this purpose could be coding with good practice to ensure robust code, creating a platform for sharing knowledge and resources or promoting a particular technology or community. Some collectives may be centred on specific industries such as sustainability, blockchain/web3 and travel. 

Freelance teams and collectives often operate on a decentralised and open-source model, allowing for collaboration and contributions from a wide range of people. They aim to foster a sense of community and inclusivity and to promote innovation and progress in the tech industry.

At YJCollective, our freelancers and teams are mainly focusing on 

  • Building sustainable products 
  • Making an impact through design and technology
  • Sharing knowledge and making changes in the organisations they join

7-benefits of hiring a freelance team

There are several benefits of working with a freelance team, including:

  1. Cost savings: Hiring a full-time employee can be expensive, especially regarding benefits, insurance, and other related costs. Contracting with a freelance team allows less time spent on admin, interviewing, vetting and onboarding, which can save more money for your business.

  1. Flexibility: Freelancers are often available to start work immediately and can adjust their schedules to meet your needs. This can be especially beneficial for businesses with unpredictable workloads or project-based work.

  1. Access to varied & rare skills: Freelance teams often have specialised skills and expertise in a particular area. This allows you to bring in talent for specific projects without the cost of hiring a full-time employee with those skills.

  1. Improved efficiency: Freelancers are typically highly motivated and focused on delivering high-quality work in a timely manner. This can increase the efficiency of your projects and reduce the time required to complete them.

  1. Scalability: Freelance teams can be hired as needed, allowing you to scale up or down your workforce as needed. Especially beneficial for businesses that experience fluctuations in workloads.

  1. Increased creativity and diversity: Working with a diverse group of freelancers can bring new perspectives and ideas to your projects, leading to increased creativity and innovation.

  1. Fast project onboarding: Working with the same group of freelancers over time on different projects will ultimately maintain consistency and trust between them and your employees and increase productivity, especially for time-sensitive project delivery. 

Case study: Solo60 elastic team 

Since June 2022, YJCollective has consecutively supplied two freelance teams working alongside the commercial and operational team at Solo60, a fitness and proptech startup. One of the teams consisted of two UXUI freelancers with a history of working together. They were hired to re-design a website and mobile app for a period of 6 months. 

The second team, or squad, has worked since the summer on developing a new mobile app version and portal web application. The team is elastic, meaning its capacity can vary month by month depending on workload and priorities. Additionally, Solo60 management can replace a contractor at no extra cost (unless we screen more than five talents for a role). To enable elasticity, our client has to give us a 4-week notice when they want to scale up/down its size or change someone's weekly cap hours.

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