As much as we like to work for our own customers, we are also available as a subcontractor to other agencies having temporary staff shortages or a lack of the appropriate know-how in certain points of a project.
We have frequently been supporting other agencies during complex TYPO3 projects in extension development or training of developers preliminary to technically challenging projects. Of course the respective end customer of such projects is not part of our references and we commit ourselves on the necessary discretion and confidentiality agreements.
There are several advantages of a freelancer over an employee. Here are just some of the main advantages we see from a client perspective:
- Flexibility: Freelancers usually have more flexibility in terms of working hours and location. They can set their own working hours and are not bound to the usual office hours. This allows them to better balance their work with other commitments or projects.
- Specialisation: Freelancers often have specialised skills in a certain area. They may focus on a particular area of expertise and build up extensive knowledge and experience in that area. This can lead to them being able to complete certain tasks or projects more efficiently and with higher quality.
- Cost savings: Compared to a permanent employee, freelancers can often be more cost-effective for companies. Since freelancers are independent contractors, there are no additional costs such as social security contributions, holiday pay, health insurance or office costs. Companies can therefore save costs, especially for short-term or project-based tasks.
- Access to talent: As a freelancer, you have access to a wider talent pool as you are not limited to specific geographical locations. You can find professionals with specific skills and experience regardless of where they are located. This allows you to select the best talent for your project or task.
- Scalability: Freelancers can help businesses respond flexibly to fluctuating workloads. When needed, you can quickly bring in additional resources without making long-term commitments. This allows companies to expand or reduce their teams as needed.
Of course, freelancers are also not suitable for every type of task or position. In some cases, especially for long-term projects or tasks that require close collaboration and teamwork, it may be more beneficial to hire a permanent employee. The choice between a freelancer and a salaried employee depends on the specific requirements of the company, the scope of the project and other factors. We have such a long experience in various projects with freelancers, employees and hybrid models that we are happy to advise you!