Freelance Software Development & Pro Software Development

By: Anne Catherine

Considering the price issue of all projects in IT industry, the clients with low budgets prefer hiring freelance developers. The price becomes the biggest advantage of this preference as they charge a fraction of what a professional would charge. But there are number of demerits of relying upon the freelancers, especially for the long term projects. Here are given some of the pitfalls that should not be overlooked by customers while planning to outsource or hand over their projects to freelancers.

Quality compromise

No matter how much difference you get cost wise but you will not want any compromise with the quality. Freelancers work to enhance their primary income, so it's quite obvious that they cannot devote as much time as a professional company can devote to your project. Furthermore, freelancers may not be able to deal with the complex issues which can come up during the development process. Lack of standards of talent is another issue you may face while getting work done from a freelancer.

High Risk Factor

On long term projects, you are likely to face high risks as freelancers may come across any personal problem and because you are dependent upon him, so your project may be left as a scrap because of uncertain delays. On the other hand, professional companies are less likely to face any such issues or crisis rather they ensure on-time delivery.

Confined Approach

Giving large sized projects to freelancers is certainly not a wise decision as they can only handle the projects in their individual capacity. Big projects require a complete team on an ongoing basis rather than 1 or 2 freelancers.

Forget about the timely deliveries as it is their secondary job and they work at their own pace. Moreover, you are likely to end up left at a troubling situation if freelancers don't stick to their commitment. So, it is better not to think once but twice before preferring a freelancer to a professional company for the sake of fewer prices.

Lack of basic software and hardware infrastructure is another issue with freelancers as they work from home and it can have a negative impact on your project.

No doubt that today many small projects such as small or a are carried by freelancers, but it depends upon your luck whether you get a dedicated and committed freelancer or someone who can ditch you at the critical moment. Just keep your eyes open while getting into a business deal. But, it would be great if you assign your projects to professional company and get a quality product on time meeting all standards and avoiding legacy issues.

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