Have you ever heard of the term teamlancers before? Teamlancers or teamlancing was originally coined by ClearVoice, a content collaboration platform for freelancers, in 2020.
This refers to a team of freelancers grouped together to cater to specific projects, be it a marketing campaign, advertising campaign, commercial, web design, etc. Teamlancers are made up of people who share their skillset/s to complement that of the other members enabling them to produce quality output either for a brand or a client.
Meanwhile, digital agencies have been around for quite some time in the business industry. Their services are mostly on digital marketing, web development, and the (new) technology behind it.
Both teamlancers and digital agencies have their own pros and cons, depending on the requirements of your projects.
Here are some factors to consider before hiring teamlancers or a digital agency for your company’s next project.
Outsourcing services cuts your costs as it allows you to avoid paying for in-house resources. Freelancers have their own tools and resources. This means that their rate will likely be fixed depending on the scale of your project, their skillset, and the team they are with.
Digital agencies have more resources equating to a higher pay for the project’s completion. They also have access to more tools and are most likely working onsite.
When hiring teamlancers, you connect with a team handler or a producer who selects the right team depending on the scale of your project. A team of freelancers are joined together to achieve one specific goal. They also have the capability to collaborate and communicate within their own network which makes them work efficiently.
With digital agencies, you’re able to build a long-lasting partnership if you find their service good enough to hire them again for your future projects. The good thing about the digital agency is you’ll have only one to two contact persons for your project requirements or changes. This makes your communication with them a lot easier, also saving you time in the process.
Freelancers are the ones in charge of their own time. They can even work on weekends if they want to. This assures you that they would deliver on time as they also consider that they work in a team and need to fulfill a client’s requirement.
Due dates and the project’s timetable are important considerations for a project’s success. People in agencies are most likely equipped with the skills and experiences to comply with deadlines.
Freelancers have been described to over-deliver for a project. What more with a team formed by them? Most of them likely experienced working in a corporate environment which is why they understand how to work with clients and deliver quality output.
With digital agencies, the assurance that their output would reach your expectations is high. This is because it is most likely that the field that they’re in is already their area of expertise. They already have experience and have developed skills in relation to their tasks. For most agencies, their online reputations and the stellar reviews they receive are of great importance to them which is why they make sure to keep their online reputations impeccable by delivering outstanding services to their clients.
Outsourcing any type of service is naturally a cost-effective choice for your business.
The decision to outsource the services of teamlancers or digital agencies depends on the requirements of your business’ project. A thorough research on what the teams can offer is needed for you to successfully choose what’s right for your business.
Choosing the right platform to pick your team is also a factor you should greatly consider. The right platform, like Mangtas, will help you select the right team for your project as they carefully select the teams they onboard.