Dear colleagues, please tell me.
I do some freelancing on Upwork, I have a top rated account (it is a personal, not Agency), now I want to expand and actively delegate tasks. But there are a number of issues.
First, a purely conceptual: how acceptable it is to find a client with a personal profile and say to him: "I plan to work with a team, do you mind?" - and, if necessary, to invite him to enter into a contract with the Agency.
Second, there are a number of issues purely on mechanics (i.e., organizational). At the moment I see the following options for the organization of work:
1. To work as an Agency. At first glance, the easiest way, because the client simply pays for all the staff and the money goes to them, I am required a minimum of fuss. But I have suggested that anybody to me will not want to work because I never in fact never saw and never received any proposals to work through an Agency. Intuitively it seems to me that if I caught an employee on Upwork, he will not agree to join my Agency, but if Upwork out - he will not agree to register there, especially to work for my Agency (especially if he's not a freelancer). Please tell me if this is really the case or am I mistaken?
2. Contract, personal profile and hire people separately. Agree on the fact that I work with the team. Time employees be added either as a manual watch (the problem is that you can add a maximum of 24 per day) or to take only fixed price projects, or to work through hourly project, and a staff request to open a separate contract and invoice as milestones (I don't know, would the clients like to work - sounds too hard).
Please advise the best option, ideally from personal experience. I see many start-up companies in the beginning of the work, but for me it is not obvious how they arrange everything.
Thank you in advance.