Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Enterprises

What advantages do I have with Vicoland?

Vicoland is an online platform where companies can purchase 360° digital services at better cost and quality than from traditional professional services firms. There are 3 major advantages of Vicoland. Projects bought on Vicoland are:

  • on average 30% cheaper than with traditional service providers. This is because our teams do not have any overhead.
  • tackled and implemented much faster. Our clients say that Vicos take 70% less time from RfP to offer. Additionally, freelancers are intrinsically motivated to push projects through in a fast and efficient way, which is why the implementation also takes much less time.
  • of better quality. In contrary to professional services firms, you won’t be working with the next free resource but a real expert in the required area.

Through Vicoland, you always have access to the best resources for your current project needs. You purchase efficient projects.

Will Vicoland help me to find the right team for my project need?

There are two ways to find the optimal team for your project:

  1. You can directly invite different Vicos that you believe might be a good fit for your project.
  2. Vicoland offers a concierge service just free of charge. You can ask a dedicated Vicoland Consultant to help you find the team that best fits your requirements.
Is it possible to cooperate with a Vico for a longer period of time?

For sure! Vicos are stable freelancer teams with whom you can implement both one-time and long-term projects. Vicos are interested in building long-term client relationships and establishing themselves as a preferred supplier for clients. Therefore working with a Vico is the same as working with a traditional service provider, except that it is much more cost-efficient and more flexible.

Do the Vico members know each other?

Absolutely yes. Vicos are mainly formed through peer-to-peer recruiting – good freelancers know other good freelancers with whom they would like to work. This way, no time is lost for time-intense onboarding sessions, introductory meetings, and similar. The teams have their way of work and can directly jump into delivering results.

What happens if I am not satisfied with the results?

Vicos are comparable to real agencies that strive to build up a reputable brand and establish long-term and successful partnerships. Therefore they are always interested in delivering fast and good quality.

However, if there is a dispute between you and a Vico, we will help you to resolve it. Every project on Vicoland has an assigned Vicoland consultant that will just be there for you. If necessary, we can also provide you with legal support.

Are there any compliance risks when working with Vicos?

Vicoland has found a way to minimize compliance risks such as worker misclassification or false self-employment. All this is guaranteed through the Vicoland infrastructure.

  • Self-management is an important indicator for a rightful independent contractor status. On Vicoland the client says what he needs but then it is the freelance side that develops the structure of the project, distributes tasks, aligns on timelines, and financial conditions. Therefore, it’s the freelance side, that is the Vicos, who generates the SOW – statement of work. 

  • The rightful independent contractor status of the Vico members is further supported by the fact that clients do not hire individual freelancers but the team, that is the Vico. And this Vico has done the hiring itself.

  • Additionally, in some legislations, it is helpful that payment on Vicoland is only on approval of delivered milestones or projects.

How much does the service cost?

Vicoland charges 9.4% of the project fee. This fee is already included in the offer that you would receive from the Vico.

There is no additional costs. Receiving quotations is also fully free of charge.

How do I pay?

When the project has been completed to your satisfaction, you can easily review and accept it via the platform. The invoice will then automatically be generated, so you only have to transfer the money.

The great thing is that you only have one single bill, regardless of how big the Vico is. 

Agencies

What advantages do I have with Vicoland?

Vicoland is an online platform where you can purchase 360° digital services at better cost and quality than from partnering agencies. There are 3 major advantages of Vicoland. Projects bought on Vicoland are:

  • on average 30% cheaper than with traditional service providers. This is because our teams do not have any overhead.
  • tackled and implemented much faster. Our clients say that Vicos take 70% less time from RfP to offer. Additionally, freelancers are intrinsically motivated to push projects through in a fast and efficient way, which is why the implementation also takes much less time.
  • of extremely high quality. Freelancers on Vicoland have an average of 11 years of agency experience before becoming self-employed. They can understand the agency’s requirements easily and contribute their knowledge the best possible way.

 

Through Vicoland, you always have access to the best resources for your current project needs. You purchase efficient projects.

Will Vicoland help me to find the right team for my project need?

There are two ways to find the optimal team for your project:

  1. You can directly invite different Vicos that you believe might be a good fit for your project.
  2. Vicoland offers a concierge service just free of charge. You can ask a dedicated Vicoland Consultant to help you find the team that best fits your requirements.
Is it possible to cooperate with a Vico for a longer period of time?

For sure! Vicos are stable freelancer teams with whom you can implement both one-time and long-term projects. Vicos are interested in building long-term client relationships and establishing themselves as a preferred supplier for clients. Therefore working with a Vico is the same as working with a traditional service provider, except that it is much more cost-efficient and more flexible.

Do the Vico members know each other?

Absolutely yes. Vicos are mainly formed through peer-to-peer recruiting – good freelancers know other good freelancers with whom they would like to work. This way, no time is lost for time-intense onboarding sessions, introductory meetings, and similar. The teams have their way of work and can directly jump into delivering results.

What happens if I am not satisfied with the results?

Vicos are comparable to real agencies that strive to build up a reputable brand and establish long-term and successful partnerships. Therefore they are always interested in delivering fast and good quality.

However, if there is a dispute between you and a Vico, we will help you to resolve it. Every project on Vicoland has an assigned Vicoland consultant that will just be there for you. If necessary, we can also provide you with legal support.

Are there any compliance risks when working with Vicos?

Vicoland has found a way to minimize compliance risks such as worker misclassification or false self-employment. All this is guaranteed through the Vicoland infrastructure.

  • Self-management is an important indicator for a rightful independent contractor status. On Vicoland the client says what he needs but then it is the freelance side that develops the structure of the project, distributes tasks, aligns on timelines, and financial conditions. Therefore, it’s the freelance side, that is the Vicos, who generates the SOW – statement of work. 

  • The rightful independent contractor status of the Vico members is further supported by the fact that clients do not hire individual freelancers but the team, that is the Vico. And this Vico has done the hiring itself.

  • Additionally, in some legislations, it is helpful that payment on Vicoland is only on approval of delivered milestones or projects.

How much does the service cost?

Vicoland charges 9.4% of the project fee. This fee is already included in the offer that you would receive from the Vico.

There is no additional costs. Receiving quotations is also fully free of charge.

How do I pay?

When the project has been completed to your satisfaction, you can easily review and accept it via the platform. The invoice will then automatically be generated, so you only have to transfer the money.

The great thing is that you only have one single bill, regardless of how big the Vico is. 

Freelancers

How can I start working with Vicoland?

Just register on vicoland.com and create your profile by adding your skills. If you already know other freelancers with whom you would like to work, you can start a team directly on Vicoland. We call these teams “Vicos” (virtual companies). With your Vico you act just like a real company – you can take over big project requests and easily manage them via Vicoland platform.

Of course, you can also join an existing Vico if you personally and professionally fit into the team.

What advantages do I have at Vicoland compared to other portals?

At Vicoland, you work as part of a team, in a Vico – not alone. Together with your team, you can therefore take over major projects from large clients. You can specialize in your field of expertise as part of a team and still participate in projects with different requirements.

 

Moreover, you do not have to actively search for clients anymore. We will just forward you interesting project requests.

How can I find suitable projects on Vicoland?

There are two ways to find suitable projects. Either one of our Vicoland consultants will contact you directly with an interesting project in mind or you can apply via Vicoland marketplace. This marketplace will get online very soon. Once it is, we will announce it here.

 

In order to win projects for your Vico, it is important that you have a professional appearance and build up a reputation through high-quality work. Adding skills, reference projects, team members, etc. to your Vico profile page is therefore essential. Vicoland will be happy to support you in creating a professional online presence and can help you reach larger clients through marketing activities.

Which clients can I reach through Vicoland?

Vicoland’s clients range from creative agencies, established IT services companies to large corporations, and young, dynamic start-ups. So it’s up to you and your team to decide which type of client you prefer to work for.

Who can I participate at Vicoland?

Anyone, who has professional skills and likes to work digitally and entrepreneurially. You should be a total team player.

How can I join an existing Vico?

Vicoland will help you find the right Vico. In an initial meeting with one of our experienced Vicoland consultants, you tell us about your skills, experience, and wishes in terms of teamwork. Vicoland will then put you in touch with various Vicos, who are looking for your profile as an enhancement.

How does Vicoland help me and my Vico to coordinate our work?

Vicoland offers a unique toolset with which you can work together efficiently. This toolset includes the following features:

  • Central management of project requests
  • Scope alignment via the platform – without email, word documents, and Excel tables
  • Automatic contract generation for every individual team member
  • Export of project management to conventional tools just like Jira
  • Automatic payment of individual team members after acceptance of the project
How much can I earn on Vicoland?

That depends entirely on you. The more projects you do, the more pay you get. You set the specific rates yourself. You can increase your chances of winning projects, e.g. by becoming a member of several Vicos or by building a reputation.

Is Vicoland free of charge?

Yes, Vicoland is free of charge for Vicos and freelancers.

Vicoland takes a fee from each project volume, which is added to your price and paid by the customer. You will keep the full amount you have invoiced.

Contact us

Leave us a message here or email us at support@vicoland.com.

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