Agencies that Build #2 – The Contractor Success Model | Jason Williams
Hey! We’re back again with the brand-new episode of Agencies That Build. This time around helping Casey with his hosting duties is Varun from Galaxy Weblinks as the co-host.
The latest episode highlights the need for independent contractors and offshoring. We are in conversation with Entrepreneur and Strategic thinker, Jason Williams, Co-founder & CEO of a one of its kind Boulder-based Digital Experience Agency Dfuzr.com. They harness the power and individuality of independent contractors/collaborators to build, deploy, and distribute amazing products.
Before diving further into the session Casey brought out the Mjölnir for some classic myth-busting. Here are some of the myths that Jason busted for us:
- To have an agency you need W2 workers, not independent contractors.
- There is less commitment from freelancers/contractors!
- Offshore/near shore, the boundaries are becoming irrelevant! Choose the best person/ team to get the job done.
You give people a long rope, and they use itJason Williams
On one of the issues that Varun highlighted about establishing a culture in a distributed environment, Jason summed up culture for a distributed team something like this:
- Culture creates and self corrects itself
- Do what you said you were going to do
- Deliver it on time
- Show up for meetings
The trio went on to dig deeper and uncover the secrets of working with offshore agencies/Independent contractors and how it’s actually more efficient than working with W2 full-time employees.
“How do you find the right contractors?”
- Strong network of people
- Vetting comes collaboratively through this network of people
- Background checks
- Efficiency and quality is gauged even before you start talking
Offshore/Onshore, boundaries between those have become irrelevant. You work with whoever is the best person to get the job done.Jason Williams
On the future of technology, Jason added –
Just like the Internet connects the world, APIs will help establish an interconnected network of businesses that provide services.
- Using a contractor model allows businesses to scale up or down as there is a need
- Invest in contractors as well, give them access to agency attorney and accountant, so they can take charge of their finances
- Using a subscription-based model, customers know that the job will get done in a certain amount of time, given a certain level of service, within a certain capacity
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