How it Works
We operate like any other consultancy. Give us a call! We've got friendly staff waiting.
Behind the scenes, though, we're decentralized. Anybody can be a partner at Unqualified, as long as their first projects with us - design or code - receive majority approval in a blind test. Once they're trusted, they can bring in their trusted friends through the same test.
This means projects aren't undertaken by ad-hoc groups of freelancers. They're built by teams who've succeeded together in the past to develop that trust. And if they need a specialist for something tricky, they've got access to the whole co-op's trust network.
Big freelance sites are a race to a bottom and big consultancies generate big profits, but everywhere developers sell their time by the hour without participating in the upside.
That's why we're a co-op. At the end of each quarter, profits are paid back out to co-op members. Nobody here is putting in extra hours to build somebody else's vacation home on the cape.
Projects are late too often. It's common to deliver a freelance project only to discover that it's been misunderstood, and it's actually only two-thirds of the way to completion.
Iterating on the design first cuts through the clutter of specifications that are designed more for contract negotiation than for efficient development. It allows any project stakeholder to point at the proposed application and make amendments until potential misunderstandings have been ironed out.
You put your reputation on the line when you commission a new project. We should do the same.
On every project, my reputatation as a developer is tied to post-project feedback from everyone involved. That reputation is already my source of income - the co-op gives me a place to store and showcase it for a broader audience than word-of-mouth would ordinarily reach.
So as a freelancer, I know that when I'm building your project I'm not just creating value for you - I'm creating value for both of us.