Supporting freelancers with Sites
- FINANCIAL SERVICES
Hive Club is a platform designed to help South African freelancers manage their finances and taxes, enabling them to achieve financial health and independence. After extensive analysis of the South African tax and legal environment for freelancers, Hive Club developed a unique structure and proposition that allows freelancers to collaborate in a cooperative setup. The platform aligns with the international trend of facilitating freelancing across the globe. Hive Club began its operations in May 2020. "Trust and fear of scams have proven to be major hurdles in the South African market," says Ivo Van Onna, Founder and CEO of Hive Club. "Currently, the company is running a trial to gauge freelancers' need and willingness to adopt our proposition."
Freelancers and small business owners face everyday challenges, such as accounting, tax practices, legal matters, HR, and more. Hive Club addresses these concerns by providing support and handling administrative tasks, thereby improving freelancers' financial health. It's important to note that Hive Club doesn't connect freelancers with jobs or clients. Instead, freelancers find their own assignments and generate their own revenue. Once they have jobs to fulfill, Hive Club offers various ways to manage revenue effectively, ensuring they pay less in taxes and save more towards their goals.
"We initially tried Four Square and Wordpress to create a website for our platform," Ivo says. "However, Wordpress proved to be too complicated. That's when we discovered Zoho Sites."
Upon using Zoho Sites, the benefits quickly became apparent to Ivo. "Zoho Sites proved to be as user-friendly as Four Square, its major advantage being that it's part of an integrated suite of software applications for SMEs," he says. "The seamless integration and rich functionality across the Zoho platform, combined with the ease of setting up the platform without any coding, convinced us to adopt the Zoho suite."
The ease of use was a standout feature for the team. "Firstly, we managed to run the website without any technical consultation," Ivo recalls. "Secondly, integrating the front end with back-end applications and processes proved to be effortless with Zoho." Ivo believes that they're yet to explore Zoho Sites' online marketing potential fully.
To learn more about Hive Club, visit their website https://www.hive-club.com/