According to the results of recent years, Ukraine remains the leader in the freelance programming market, fulfilling a third of orders falling on Eastern Europe. Especially successful at the remote developers, designers, copywriters - those who have in-demand skills and self-discipline. In a win all - freelancers decently earn "without a binding" to the employer, and customers receive high-quality services without additional costs and difficulties. As an example, I can cite the thriving web development company - WebiProg, which has firmly taken up positions in the field of ecommerce web development.
Freelance format is a format of cooperation, suggesting that the customer hires a company or person to perform a specific task, which may be in another city or region.
Key indicators of the development of the freelance market of Ukraine over the past 5 years indicate its rapid growth and development. But in 2016 it became special for the freelance market in Ukraine. In the positive direction, the market was swung by the adoption and signing of a law that abolished the administrative barriers to the export of services and greatly simplified the legal procedure for doing business for freelance entrepreneurs. It can be said that this simplification legalized freelancing as an activity, and now Ukraine has all chances to reach the third place in the world freelance arena (at this stage, Ukraine ranks fourth after India, the USA, the Philippines).
The services of Ukrainian freelancers are ordered by a variety of companies: from representatives of small and medium-sized businesses to well-known in Ukraine and the world large companies. Among the latter, according to our data, manufacturers operating in the light industry market are leading, as well as tourism operators.
You can also assess the positive aspects of the work:
First, freelancing reduces costs. Freelancers help get rid of the greater half of costs associated with equipment jobs, leasing additional space, etc. In addition, they are often more effective than staff in the state, because the payment is for a specific job, not for the time spent in the office. Of the pluses, it is worth noting the lack of social guarantees, holidays and sick leave.
Secondly, if we compare the cost of freelancer services and the cost of these services from other companies, we can see a significant difference in price. It is important to note that the low cost of freelancing services is not due to a loss in quality. The reason is that the cost of the product or services of the company is strongly affected by the costs that affect the final price - office rent, advertising, staff salaries, etc. These costs are not available to the freelancer - hence the lower price.
Thirdly, to find a freelancer to perform a task simply and quickly. It's enough to publish a job on the freelance exchange, and free freelancers will respond by offering the cost and terms of the work. In this, too, there is an important advantage of freelancing - on the one hand saving time, on the other - the opportunity to choose the best option from dozens of offers.
Work with guarantees.
Obviously, cooperation with freelancers has a number of advantages for business. How to build a work with a remote performer, make it comfortable and safe? The key advice is to find freelancers only on specialized services. On the freelance exchange you can see the work performed by the specialist, activity, feedback from other employers, etc. Assessing the reputation, you can decide whether to work with a performer or not. In addition, exchanges verify the data provided by users. One of the Ukrainian services verifies the identity of the user's name and surname with his passport data, mobile phone, the specified social profiles. Work with freelancers, whose data are checked, safer and more reliable, combined with feedback and reputation on the exchange, this is the key to successful cooperation.
Also worth noting is that the exchanges provide financial guarantees. In the western segment this is a long-established practice, in the Ukrainian freelance this format of cooperation is just beginning to gain popularity. Its essence is that the transaction occurs with the reservation of funds. And if you look at the situation from the part of a freelancer - any contract acts as a guarantee that the employee will receive payment for the work done.
You can expect that freelance will continue to strengthen its position in Ukraine, which means - employment, rational allocation of companies' budget and reduction of business expenses.