Working with independent professionals - the who, what & why
What is the difference between working with Independent Professionals (IPs) vs full-time staff?
The main thing to keep in mind is that IPs have autonomy and flexibility on where and how they work, while full-time staff follow regulations set by their employer. Most IPs work on their own and for themselves and are specialists in what they do with a focus on industry, and size of business with a track record of what they can do for your business. They will work with your business in agreement with your terms, conditions, and deliverables.
Examples of the work you can get done through Projects on Wizly:
- Market Validation or Market Entry
- User Research or User Experience
- Go-to-market Strategies
- Salary mapping for staff
- Creating a remote/hybrid work policy
- PMF Validation
- Community building framework
Who are Wizly's Independent Professionals?
Wizly's global community is made up of leading independent professionals and subject matter experts, with at least 7-years of experience in a specific field. We have a thorough screening process to ensure we get the best brains in the industry. We have a less than ten percent acceptance rate and carefully source experts with a proven track record to help businesses reach their KPIs. We only accept individuals on the platform who we’d want to work with and learn from ourselves.
Why go down the IP route?
Startups and small-medium-sized enterprises require people with specific skills quickly and not necessarily for a long period of time. Working with limited budgets and resources, full-time hires aren’t justifiable or possible for urgent, short-term projects. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn't get access to highly skilled people to do the job. That’s where Wizly’s invite-only community of verified independent professionals can come in and take away that pressure and give you access to the best talent, minus the high price, risk, and need for complicated contracts. We run a commission-free platform that is built on the foundation of simplifying access to the best talent for your success and growth.
When do IPs come in?
A company can hire one (or more) Independent Professionals at almost any stage of your business:
- You require a very specific set of expertise that none of your team members have
- You are considering launching a new product or service and want to check the viability.
- You are considering entering a new market and want to understand the dynamics of it and if your product/service will do well there.
- You have attrition, unexpected team members leaving or anything unplanned
- You need immediate help with an urgent project that does not require full-time staff
Most importantly, with Wizly’s independent professionals, you can get stuff done reliably, quickly and affordably. We’ve streamlined the whole process and taken the pains out of sourcing, hiring, onboarding, and getting your work done! Let’s get started here.
Hiring independent growth professionals can help businesses of all shapes and sizes to catalyze growth without building a large in-house team.
Get direct access to a supportive independent professional community globally as an independent professional on Wizly.