Recently we introduce you to 4Geeks Teams, our most important effort to connect LATAM-based talent (software engineers, designers, data scientists, product manager and more) to great companies.
The thing is that people are getting confused, or they are looking for some Toptal alternatives. I wrote this article specifically for them. Here you can find my brutally honest point of view on Toptal and 4Geeks Teams services, pricing, business models and more. Feel free to share this article with somebody else you think is needing more business options.
Toptal is one of the most popular marketplaces to hire remote freelance software developers. In the other hand, 4Geeks Teams is a complete platform to hire in-house top software developers in Latin America. Both of them are fixing a common huge issue: connecting talent to tech-based companies.
In this opportunity I will show you how Toptal and 4Geeks Teams are different, its values, experiences, pricing, business model and more, in order to provide you more information that you can use to make a good decision.
Time-zone and real-time collaboration
Toptal’s freelancers are located in any place in the world (in any time-zone); and it’s not necessarily an advantage for you, if real-time team collaboration is key for your business.
I personally know many companies that has been moved its operations from Asia or Europe to Latin America. Why? Because of time-zones. By the way, there are some ways I suggest to deal with this, please read my answer to “My Team is Working in Different Time-Zones, I Can’t Progress Anymore” on NearshoreCR.com.
You’re not alone. Trust me.
4Geeks Teams’ network consultants are located in LATAM, mainly in cities like San Jose, Costa Rica; Guadalajara, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Bogota, Colombia. That means consultants will work in your same time-zone 🙂
New technologies emerge almost every quarter. Digital products could become easily obsolete in short-time. So I suggest your product development team, including product managers, should have a wide vision and move forward fast with easy.
I think the main reason to hire remote workers (software developers, product managers, designers, data scientists, etc) is limited budget. The second reason is limited talent.
Toptal charges $70-$120 USD per hour for a freelancer. 4Geeks Teams charges $2500 USD per full-time software developer.
If you have extra questions, feel free to connect with me by commenting below.