Individuals and companies who are just starting an online business may have limited budgets for web development. This is why companies and individuals look for affordable web developers. In an effort to find such freelancers, they often come across those who are willing to work for a very low price.
You can place a project on a freelance site and get between 50-100 offers. This will give you the feeling that there is no better place to start. The trouble starts here. The selection process will be more complicated if there are many bids. Each freelancer claims he is the best, but not all of them are lying.
It is up to you to determine which one is right. It can be difficult to find a freelancer that is proficient in all aspects of web development. Once you have selected a freelancer to help with your website development, the trouble does not end there. The web development requires lots of involvement of developer to build a quality website. Let's find out here why:
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When you select a freelancer for your web development work, you have to solely depend on an individual. Any health or social problems of an individual will hamper progress of your project since there is no other person to carry on the job. Sometimes in order to cover their shortage of time, freelancers give excuses of being not feeling well or someone in the family in the hospital.
Most of the freelancers are loaded with excess of work as they render services at cheaper rates. This causes delay in your project and hence frustration in you. In some cases freelance web developer stops responding to your calls once you pay him initial part of money for the project. This leads to money loss over and above loss in time.
Now here are the benefits of hiring a web development company instead of a freelance. A web development company works professionally. It has ample resources to design, develop, test and host your website. Company is bounded legally so you can sign a contract for your web development work with the company.
The backup resources with the company are sufficient so if there is a problem with one of the developers company is prompt to assign the work to another so chances of you work getting suffered is the least.