Frequently Asked Questions
Do you manage the project?
No, Coproductions does not manage your project. We help you find talented and professional freelancers that have all the skills you need and are available when you need them. We manage invoicing and payment to ensure both sides of the transaction are treated fairly, and provide backup workers if someone becomes unavailable.
We do, however, have dozens of freelance project managers within the network, all with pre-existing relationships with talented creative teams. Adding someone in this role to your project, especially if your team exceeds three people, can relieve you of the management burden so you can do your job.
How do you charge?
Once you and your freelance team have agreed to a price and terms (hourly or project), Coproductions adds 15% to the freelancers' fees paid by the client, and will handle billing the client and paying the freelancers.
We encourage teams to break the project down into phases, punctuated by milestones. Upon contract, we ask the client to pay for the first phase of the project. Upon client acceptance that the first milestone has been met, we deliver payment to the freelancer for that phase, and collect payment from the client for the next phase. For larger projects phase payments can be broken down into sub-phases. The goal of this is to keep the payments smaller and frequent, ensuring project progress and helping everyone develop trust with low risk.
Hourly and day-rate terms are also possible. Ultimately, we want whatever works best for client and freelancers.
Does it have to be a team, or can I hire just one freelancer?
Yes, you can hire a solo freelancer on Coproductions. Some projects can be done by just one person. You'll still have the option of adding additional resources, pre-vetted and connected to your solo freelancer, if needed.
We encourage you to submit the goals and deliverables for your project as a bid request. You might be surprised in the variety of methods the different freelancers and teams propose to achieve your objectives.
If you have a project and would like to find great freelancers to do it, the process is very easy: first, go to the Start Your Project page and tell us a little bit about your project. If we have questions, we'll follow up with an email to schedule a call.
Then we send your project information, removed of identifying details, to our growing pool of talented freelance professionals with the skills that you need. Those that are interested respond with a bid, sometimes alone and sometimes as a team, including a price and some relevant work samples to demonstrate their capabilities. You'll be able to review these bids to see who you like and compare prices to your budget. If you pick a team, you'll then have the opportunity to meet them to discuss additional details and terms of an agreement. And all of this with no cost or obligation.
If you decide to move forward with your selected freelancer or team, Coproductions will handle contracting, invoicing, and payments, meaning you don't have to worry about multiple vendors and 1099s. And all this for only 15% above what the freelancers receive. If you need real professionals, there's no better deal out there.