Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions. Answered.

Some of the most common questions we get asked on a frequent basis are listed below.
Have additional questions? Let us know.

How much will my idea cost to build?

We understand that you want to know how to get your idea off the ground and how much it will cost. Many of the founders we work with have come to us with the same goal. We have a strong belief that developing a roadmap from which to execute is important, and that a few strategy exercises can develop the foundation we need to create the roadmap and understand the budget. We have found the most efficient way to get started achieving these objectives is with our half-day founder-focused Strategy Session.

Have you worked with an idea stage founder? What are some success stories?

We’ve worked with a lot of founders who have started from scratch. Success is often determined by the work founders put in, and the goals set at the start of the project based on a foundation we help you construct during a Strategy Session. Founders we’ve worked with have received funding, won customers, scaled organizations and exited.

Do you build apps?

Of course you want to get your idea to market as quickly as possible. We work with clients to develop their ideas in the form of web and mobile applications; however, our practice belief is to first define, prototype and test so that the right solution gets built in the leanest way possible. If you have an app you’d like our help to develop, schedule a discovery call so we can learn about your goals and help you get started building.

Can one of your team members serve in a full-time product role?

The short answer is yes, although that not be the best solution for you. Many companies looking to add internal product team members could actually benefit more from strategic product consulting. Depending on your objectives, we could support your organization on a part-time basis for a defined period of time, and help identify and onboard the right full-time product resource. Clients who have followed this process have been able to attract better talent and save on annual salary.

What is your pricing? Do you have an hourly rate or work on fixed price projects?

Our pricing is competitive with other startup-focused firms and very affordable. We believe in efficiency and never recommend services that won’t directly benefit you. Our standard hourly rate is $150/hour and we offer discounts for packages, WeWork members and conference attendees at events we are affiliated with. Our fixed price rates are very reasonable and we’re able to offer a wide range of services to meet your key deliverables. If we engage on a program together and decide a proposal makes sense for a future, larger initiative, we provide a discount based on our initial engagement together.

I'm interested in becoming a product consultant. Can you help?

As part of our Advisory Services we help product professionals who need coaching on honing aspects of their craft. If this involves developing a set of tools and techniques for moving into consulting we are happy to structure the advising sessions accordingly.

I run a development firm. Can we support your team?

Our company is built on successful partnerships with designers, developers, recruiters and marketers. If you are a development firm focused on creating innovative, disruptive technology we are happy to have a conversation to see how we might work together.

I see you offer mentoring. How can I sign up?

We offer mentoring to early stage (pre-funded) startups and product professionals seeking career advice to advance their profession. Each month we set aside a number of hours for these services. If you are an early stage founder seeking startup guidance, or a product manager seeking career mentorship, we encourage you to apply to be considered for mentor hours. Contact us for more details on how to get involved.

What are some examples of successful product engagements you've led?

Our project portfolio is extensive and we work across many industries. Much of our work completed is under NDA; however, for projects we are able to share please take a look at our work samples.

Where are you located and what markets do you serve?

Our headquarters is located in the sunny, coastal town of Costa Mesa, California, in between Los Angeles and San Diego. We also have a branch office in the city of Philadelphia.


As a national provider of staffing services, we serve all markets with special attention to the greater Orange and Los Angeles counties, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. Our consulting division serves clients around the globe; we offer on-site or virtual depending on the engagement.

Will you review my resume and help me prepare for an interview?

We believe in providing individuals who are seeking new career and contract opportunities with the highest level of customer service and respect. If we are working with you to identify a new role, our trained Staffing Specialists will coach you throughout the job search process. This support includes resume feedback, pre-interview prep and post-interview feedback. Visit our careers page to begin your confidential search process.

What type of staffing services do you offer?

  • Organization Design
  • Contract
  • Contract-to-Hire
  • Direct Hire
  • Retained Search
  • Talent Acquisition Planning

Are you affiliated with the American Staffing Association (ASA)?

We are committed to adhering to and promoting professional practices in staffing and recruiting and are proud to be members of the American Staffing Association (ASA).

What kind of jobs do you fill?

The people division of ON ITS AXIS offers full-service staffing and recruiting focused on meeting the needs of startup, scaleup and social good companies. We support contract, consulting, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search positions in all areas that directly support the growth of our clients including: executive leadership, marketing, creative, general office & admin support, customer support, data & BI, legal office support, medical office support, accounting, finance, human resources, information technology and product and project consulting. Our unique social giveback program and diverse applicant sourcing tools and methods ensure that we can meet your hiring needs in most areas of your business.

Why should I use your service instead of filling the position on my own?

We find that many of our clients first attempt to source talent on their own but quickly realize the hidden costs of self-sourcing include lost team productivity, hiring the wrong resource or missing out on a great hire due to sourcing process failures. Lean startups, social good organizations and even scaleup organizations may initially feel that there is a cost savings to sourcing on their own but our clients have found that they benefit from our dedicated focus on Talent Acquisition and often save on sourcing costs.


Our cost-effective service driven pricing model, transparent process, unique organization design program (TAP), and proprietary TAPP service help organizations to hire the right resources at just the right time. We pride ourselves on the quality of our candidates and recruiting process. As experts in the space we are able to provide context on salary, talent scarcity and hiring forecasts to our clients. Given our industry focus and expertise we are best positioned to match candidate skills and training to the positions open within our client organizations.


By leveraging our contract-to-hire program, the hiring risk is removed from our clients financial concerns. If you are not satisfied with an employee, we will replace them, and you have not made the investment of hiring them onto your payroll. We cover workers’ compensation and unemployment costs as well as taking away the stress of recruiting and sorting through applicants for the ones who are qualified. We are here to help.

I have a client that could benefit from your services. Do you offer a referral?

Our company grows because of satisfied clients and partnerships built on shared core values. That’s why we designed our referral program to incentivize and reward those who participate in our growth. We offer a choice of models to choose from based on your membership.

If you would like to become a referral program member, please contact us for more details.