Why Teams of Software Developers are Better than an Individual Freelancer
Ever wondered why is the number of freelance developers rising? Since coding becomes a more common skill, the competition increases onwards. Individuals make a significant advantage out of the situation to enhance their business. Freelancer job-offering websites flooding the market these days. The pricing and time requirements are brought to minimal to attract more developers.
Moreover, many freelancers are offering to work on a project for free! May seem like an excellent solution? Let's stop here and talk about the full house of disadvantages it may cause.
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Not only beginners are doing freelance, but well-experienced programmers. They are much more comfortable to carry out individual projects. Some know several programming languages. Others can be capable of advising with marketing strategy. Search engine optimisation and copywriting have their professionals also.
Imagine the mass spectre of work that should be covered by an individual. Not likely to succeed, hah? Put the job on a team along with such individuals, and you will be able to win.
For example, you have a question about your website. With a team, a programmer will be working on solving a hard coding problem, while the manager is advising. To resolve your questions, the individual freelancer will lose in time and capability.
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Hiring a freelancer seems beneficial from the first glance. Why pay more? Let’s say; there is no need to pay to a group of people if one can handle the job. A freelancer will build a website high-speed and cheap. But a team can make it reliable and profitable. Your site needs continuous treatment and care for further and broader development.
A group of professional becomes a master “to be everywhere”. Besides, companies are more stable than individuals. An experienced company with a strong background is very safe. You will have a steady ground and reach long-term beneficial cooperation. Apart from this, individuals can have personal issues. Your job may be delayed, or even worse, abandoned. With a team, such risks are removed.
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There is a vast majority of websites that don’t work. They are all created by professionals but are still losing money. Why is it so common? Building a real value in a developer community takes time and consideration. Most web developers know only one or two of the essential fields. One can be proficient in coding and graphic design, but lack experience in marketing.
An energetic team will bring together all the details about your business. Even the smallest components can be critical. An individual is single-minded and can miss necessary things. In addition, freelancers usually have a “main job” in another company. Your freelance deal can be a side project for them. You can imagine disadvantages it may cause because of their prejudged approach.
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Web development needs a collective mindset, and the idea of cumulative impact is not a new thing. Individuals can have outstanding results, thanks to their talent and devotion. With such a freelancer you can score high scores, but the victory will be after those who chose a team. For instance, one can make tremendous efforts on a project, and it will still be immature. Other developers can make additions and edits to make it complete. Or if an individual is stuck on a problem fastest solution is to ask a teammate to help out.
In conclusion, you need to be confident about every decision you make on creating a website. It is essential to find the right resource with minimum pricing and maximal profit. Freelancers can offer a notable resume with quite impressive projects. In a web development company, you have a team with such people. Hence, we are confident that web development thrives on teamwork for various reasons.
The key to success is a collaboration between all segments. Withal, a team has a leader to manage all tasks for each member. The problem-solving and brainstorming process becomes more efficient with lively discussions. Proper teamwork generates more creativity, innovation and better user experience.
In any case, to bring all risks to minimal choose a team rather than a freelancer. Unity is strength!
Article by Metakse Ghambaryan
Published at Dec 12, 2018
Last updated at Jan 18, 2019