When you are thinking about growing your freelance business, one option is to make the move from freelancer to agency—a business structure that enables you to collaborate with others to work on larger projects.

You can easily create an agency on goLance by following these few steps:

Create a goLance account as a freelancer

Create a company in your account, this company will be your agency.
You can add information to promote your company: website, description, ...



Administrators, subcontractors, managers, and whoever else works for your company can be added and will be classified as "Staff". There are 2 basic functions that staff fulfill for your company
Administrative Staff or Managers - Managers can help you administrate your company. Permissions granted by the company owner allow these Staff members to manage contracts, pull reports, manage subcontracts, etc...
Subcontractors - You can add freelancers as Staff to your account who act as subcontractors. You can apply for work and accept offers on their behalf. You can choose to keep all income from their work and settle up later or split the pay on goLance as it comes in.

The freelancers who will work for your Agency should create a goLance account. You can then Invite them in your company as a staff member. Click on "Manage Company" and then click on the "+" logo to invite them. You don't need to add a specific permission.



Your can classified your staff members as exclusive or non-exclusive freelancers. The difference is that exclusive freelancers can only work for one company can not participate in any other companies or contracts.



Submit job proposal
Agency's owner and the agency's freelancers can decide how to best proceed regarding agency's proposal. All agency members can submit proposals.
Agency's owner can also submit proposals on behalf of any agency's freelancer.

Accept an offer
If a client accept your proposal, he will send you and offer with the financial details.
Only agency's owner can accept an offer.

Contracts
Once an offer is accepted a contract is created between the agency and the client.
The Agency's owner will be able to see the invoices, the freelancer who is working for the agency on this contract won't be able to see them.

For hourly contract:
Only the freelancer can log time on the contract.

For fixed price contract:
The Agency's owner and the freelancer who is working for the agency on this contract can both submit milestones.

Payments
All contracts are paid into the agency’s collective financial account balance. This account is available in the Agency's owner goWallet.

It is then the Agency's owner responsibility to pay his freelancers.
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