I've been helping startups as VP Product and am now considering freelancing. Whether you're early stage or growth stage, I can see the need for a dedicated PM, but a good PM in whatever shape or form is way better than a dedicated average PM. So I'm curious - would you hire a freelance PM to help you out ?
ONLY STUPID PEOPLE HIRE FREELANCE PROJECT MANAGERS.
Bringing a product to market is the most important role (almost) in an organization. Why would anyone in their right mind outsource that.
I would completely lose confidence in any leader who want part time help doing a full time job.
PLUS -- accepting that job puts you at such a disadvantage. Why be responsible for things where you are not under control?
(BTW, I'm not calling you STUPID. Just pointing out that you have better ideas than this...)