You have probably noticed when using other services that you are fully, and completely tied in to working through that service for any work completed with contacts you make, to the extent that your account will be permanently closed if the operators find any hint of your attempting to complete work outside of their system. Obviously this is because of the wide range of percentage and other fees they impose on every hour of work done on every project. Perish the thought you should even think about just trying to make contacts with new devs - if you do, you face the wrath of the admins!
You can see more on the costs others services impose for every hour worked, and you may also be interested in reading our blog post about the real cost of using Upwork for your project - you'll be surprised just how much of your hard-earned cash they take!
To us imposing this level of control and taking X amount of percentage of hard-earned cash from people and businesses who have worked very hard to get where they are today is:
"like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto it, but most will be spilled." - Kaleel Jamison
When applied here, the result is that you end up losing a massive percentage of the quality clients and devs from services like Upwork because they rightly don't want to be tied into losing close to 20% of the project budget for nothing more than connecting with the right people.
That's why we created a system that is completely open to freelancers, companies, agencies and anything else in between and has a low cost, simple, upfront pricing model with nothing at all charged for work done. Our goal is to connect quality UK clients with quality UK devs and we know that's all you are looking for so why should you have to pay for anything else?
When a client and developer connect they get each others direct contact details, name, email and phone number. We don't impose any restrictions on how you use the connections you make on Developer Connection and you are free to use our platform for any purpose, for instance:
- Finding new devs for a project your agency has on their books
- Bringing new work into the Magento development company you work for or run by creating a company team
- Connecting with devs in order to find a new full-time employee for your company
- Land new project work as a freelancer
We aren't just aimed at freelancers as other services primarily are - because our service is completely open, you are free to use it in whatever way best fits your needs at the time.