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toptal.com seems like one of the better ones, but the best option is probably to join a collective.



In my experience they are the same B.S. in a slicker package. Avoid.


What is "a collective" in this context?


A worker-owned consulting firm, basically. Also called a co-op. You get the benefit of shared clients and administration support, without working for "somebody else".

I don't know of any large ones, but I have seen quite a few around.


My experience is that 'collectives' aren't a lot easier for the socially impaired than traditional body shops, and they usually have less work.

they do usually charge a much smaller cut, though, which is pretty good, so if you get along with the people, and they do have work, they can be pretty great.

I don't think I'd advise anyone to rely on a collective as their primary income any more than I'd advise anyone to rely on a body shop as their primary income. Treat the job as a job, be open to jobs that don't go through your collective or body shop.




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