20 Best Founder

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Top Independent

Nahaël Mele


Web Developer Turning Ideas into Reality 💻

Recommended 12x
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Adriano Reis

Brooklyn, United States

Product designer & no-code developer ✨

Recommended 4x
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Sebastian Bistran

Leeds, United Kingdom

Crafting Products With A Spicy Touch - SRIRACHA 🔥

Recommended 10x
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Abdul Qader

Madrid, Spain

Expert Webflow & Framer Developer

Recommended 4x
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Eugen Ciachir

Bucharest, Romania

Design Director & Framer Expert

Recommended 6x
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Rajan Dave


Webflow Expert & Web Designer

Recommended 13x
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Hanna Woa 🔥


Building badass brands for badass entrepreneurs 💣

Recommended 4x
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Sohil Jain

District of Columbia, United States

Website Designer + Framer Developer.

Recommended 4x
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Artyom Aghinyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Crafting visuals that make an impact.

Recommended 11x
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Ahmad S. Afandi

Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

UI Designer & Framer Expert

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Julia Spong

Toronto, Canada

Social Media Manager & Content Specialist 🪄

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André Duarte


Branding, web & product design specialist

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Priyal G.'s avatar
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Priyal G.

Toronto, Canada

Let's join hands & conquer with words!

Recommended 2x
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Ajay Pawriya


Selling not designs but new ways of thinking

Recommended 4x
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Ifeoma Ahuna

Dallas, United States

Bringing your content to life with UGC Video ✨

Recommended 9x
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Leanna Griffin

North Carolina, United States

Brand & Website Design for Head-Turning Businesses

Recommended 4x
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Chris Luniewicz

Massachusetts, United States

I Build Framer Websites & Craft Brand Designs 💻

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Studio Nika

Barcelona, Spain

We design brands that bring joy to the world.

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Michelle Griczika

Massachusetts, United States

Writing that sells✨

Recommended 3x
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Ashwin Pradeep Kumar

Kerala, India

Expert Web Designer using Framer

Common projects for Founders

Startup Business Development: Building a strategic plan for a new business.

Team Leadership: Leading a project team to meet business objectives.

Product Launch: Guiding the launch of a new product or service.

Strategic Partnerships: Building and managing relationships with strategic partners.

Investment Sourcing: Securing funding for business growth.

Business Turnaround: Reviving a struggling business or project.

Tips for working with and hiring Founders

Define your goals

Clearly state your project objectives and the role you expect the freelance founder to play. This could be anything from strategic planning, business development, to team leadership.

Review their experience

Take time to review the founder's previous projects and successes. A good founder will have a track record of building successful businesses or projects.

Understand their skills

Ensure the freelance founder is proficient in business strategy, team management, and has a good understanding of the market you are targeting.

Communication is key

Maintain regular communication with the freelance founder, ensuring that both parties are aligned on the direction of the project. Use Contra's communication tools to manage this effectively.

How to hire Founders

Define your needs

Understand what you need from a Freelance Founder. This could be anything from strategic planning, team leadership, to business development, or more.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right Freelance Founder. Include information about your project, the scope of the role, and the skills required.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist Freelance Founders based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted Freelance Founders. Ask about their experience, approach to strategic planning, and team leadership. Discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right Freelance Founder, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Founders

1. Can you share some examples of the projects or businesses you have successfully led in the past?

2. How would you approach strategic planning for our project/business?

3. Can you describe your experience in team leadership and managing strategic partnerships?

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Freelancers on Contra come across very professionally. They actually seem to read your job posting and have directly relevant skills, which isn’t always the case on most other freelancer sites. On Contra, freelancers who matched with my job seemed to have the relevant skills I was seeking.

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Frequently asked

A Freelance Founder is an individual who has the experience of setting up and running a business or project. They are often hired to provide strategic direction, build and lead teams, and help in the overall growth of a business or project.

A Freelance Founder is an individual who has the experience of setting up and running a business or project. They are often hired to provide strategic direction, build and lead teams, and help in the overall growth of a business or project.

Hiring a Freelance Founder on Contra gives you access to experienced professionals who can provide strategic direction and leadership to your project or business. With Contra, you can review their experience, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

You can post a detailed job description on Contra, outlining your project requirements and the role you expect the Freelance Founder to play. Founders who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of Founders and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require a Freelance Founder often involve strategic planning, business development, team leadership, and investment sourcing. This could be for a startup, a new product launch, or a business turnaround.

The cost of hiring a Freelance Founder on Contra can vary based on the project scope and the Founder's experience and skills. On average, you can expect to pay between $15 and $35 per hour.

A Freelance Founder should have a strong understanding of business strategy, team management, market trends, and financial planning. They should also have a track record of leading successful projects or businesses.

Freelance Founders get paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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