Popular questions asked by Independent Consultants
- What type of skills do I need to be on TBCA as a talent?
TBCA’s focus is to be the destination that connects top quality consultants with businesses who need to accelerate their growth. If you have a professional skill that helps businesses – TBCA is the place for you. For example, skills in Accounting, Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Management Consulting, Cybersecurity etc. are skills businesses need and examples of skills that will be sought after on TBCA. Our independent consultants are also lovers of growing businesses and have a burning passion for entrepreneurship.
- Do I need a professional certification to join TBCA?
While we focus on quality professional experience – certifications are helpful to show that you are qualified in that field. Though you don’t need a professional certification – we have seen that clients are more likely to accept bids from talents who have both quality experience and professional certifications.
- What if I don’t have work experience but eager to learn?
TBCA is currently focused on talent with a minimum of 3 years’ experience helping businesses grow so at this moment without any experience you will be unable to sign on to lead or carry-out projects. However, we encourage you to apply, as opportunities may rise where you may ‘shadow’ some of our experienced Independent Consultants.
- What is the typical duration of a project and range of money I can make on a project?
Projects differ in timing, scope and requirement which then influences the pricing. The minimum project value is about NGN100,000.00 and there is no maximum cap. One of the live projects currently on the platform is valued at NGN1,000,000.
- Do I need to do an interview of any sort to be on TBCA?
The process to sign up on TBCA includes an in-depth application review, a telephone chat – think of it as a brief informal chat to speak to a member of the team. Occasionally, one can have the telephone chat waived if you get a direct referral from a current Independent Consultant who can attest to the quality of your skills.
- Does TBCA charge a service fee?
TBCA charges a service fee which covers marketing, technology, development and management expenses incurred in matching you with a client
- I live far away. How will I get paid?
Easy, we can process payments to any location in the world through PayPal or International bank transfers. Be rest assured, where you live will not hinder you receiving your payments.
Popular questions asked by Clients
- What do I need to do to be listed as a client on TBCA?
All you need to do as a client is to click the ‘Company’ tab on the Register Page and update your profile. Once complete, you will be a client. Remember, you need to create a project and list it before your project becomes public and shared with interested independent consultants with matching skills.
- How do I determine how much a project should cost?
The cost of a project is influenced by a variety of factors, the complexity, scope, duration of the project, the cost of the talent’s time and resources needed to complete the project. We advise that you keep your rates competitive. You can also always chat us on our online platforms to assist in valuing your project.
- What happens if I’m not satisfied with the output of the project?
TBCA has several processes embedded in the platform to avoid that from happening. From making sure you agree clear and specific milestones and KPIs from the onset of the project to a strong feedback system during and after the project. If the project does not meet the KPIs stated in the launch of the project – the payment will continually be held in the escrow account, before it is paid out to the talent.
- Can I list multiple projects at a time?
- How can I contact you if I need support?
You can reach us through the website anytime from 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays) and one of our ‘Hello Team’ members will be there to give you all the help you need!
- Do I get a bonus if I refer another person?
Yes! Once you refer a paying client – immediately after payment for the client’s first project, you receive 2.5% of the total amount paid!