When To Hire Freelance Software Developer Or Contract A Web Development Company
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In this video I want to address a problem that I see far too often. And that is people who hire a freelance software developer or web developer, or contract a software development agency getting burned with high costs, projects going past deadlines, and not having a strong plan past launching.
When you hire a freelance software engineer or web developer, they typically cost less than if you hire a full software development agency. But typically, they also deliver lower quality work because they are just one individual and not an entire agency. And the risk of the project not being completed is also greater. The problem when you hire a software development agency, that they are extremely expensive. Additionally, when you hire or contract a software development agency, they can give you a low estimate because they know that if the project runs past due date, you will not be able to back out since you will already have invested lots of time and money.
But knowing the risks of hiring a web developer or a freelance software engineer or a software development company, many people do it all the time because they are eager to see their project come to life. I would advise patience. If you rush into things and hire a software development company, that is a big risk that I would rarely advise. Yes, a software development company will likely build a great product for you, but how much will it cost, and will you have money left over to keep hiring that software development company to keep iterating on the product after they release the initial version of it?
Additionally, I would advise, instead of hiring an software development company or a freelance developer, to try to learn software development and to code on your own. You will learn a valuable skill, and quite possibly, you will be able to create the product on your own. That is what I did.
Here is a full blog post about when to hire a freelance web developer or a web development company:
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