The goal of this article is not to say that freelancers are not competitive or don’t know how to do projects. Every freelancer is a multi-skilled employee who is a project manager, architect, designer, web developer, QA, etc. In the end, you can get a result, but there is a high risk that it will not be excellent work, and we will discuss the reasons for this in this article.
1. «I will develop it by myself!»
Developing a website needs a few professionals: a designer, a layout specialist, an editor, and a web developer. If you find a freelancer that will do it all by themselves, you probably will get average results.
These are the results of a multi-skilled freelancer. Don’t waste your time, and trust your project to a team that includes professionals in every field.
2. "I have personal access."
When you work with a freelancer, your project isn’t protected because they can change the code of your project, make bugs visible to visitors, and spoil your relationships.
3. Would you like to become a project manager? You will. Just ask a freelancer to develop a website for you.
If you want to get a well-developed project, you need to control the freelancer at every step of the project. Is the design created correctly, and if so, is it responsive? Is the layout free of bugs? Does the content depend on the search engine requirements? If you have free time for this, you can try it. But you can avoid it by working with an agency. We will take all this stuff, and our professionals will turn your ideas into reality.
4. Psychological factor: "You are looking for me."
From time to time, you will find issues on your website and send messages to the freelancer to inform him about them. The situation will not be pleasant. You would like to make it faster, and the freelancer agrees to take on the project. And now for the mistakes. It makes you nervous because the deadline is near, but at the same time, the freelancers think that he did more than was needed, and you demand too much.
There are so many professionals who can do their jobs well, but most of them work for other companies and do freelance work at night or in their free time. It means that doing your website won’t be your main task, just an additional one.
But the point is that companies have a PM—a person who supervises the project—that will save you from calls and extra conflicts with the developer, besides the fact that developers are usually impatient and can be rude. PM will help you get a high-quality website on time.
5. I am on holiday!
Yes, it can happen! When you work with freelancers, you can’t avoid situations when they go on holiday or get sick. He can work at the office or take an interest in another project.
To sum everything up, we wanted to tell you that working with freelancers means paying not only for the project to be done, but for the risks as well. We offer to take all risks and provide highly qualified service.