Although there is a lot of negative feedback regarding the performance of the present administration in the Philippine Government, one cannot deny that the administration has made significant progress where the country’s economy is concerned. Industries like web development are experiencing a major boom, especially since more and more businesses are recognizing the need to make their mark in the online world.
If you happen to operate a startup company and you want to establish your online presence by getting a website developed, then perhaps, like many other startup business owners, you are considering hiring a freelance web developer. The primary reason why many startup owners choose to hire freelancers is that they believe that is the most cost-effective option. But is that really the case?
The Problem with Hiring Freelancers
Perhaps the biggest problem with hiring a freelancer is that it is almost impossible to find an individual who is capable of meeting all your web development needs. Remember that web development requires a variety of skills—project requirement analysis, web design, HTML conversion, programming, quality test, etc.—and whether you like it or not, an average freelancer cannot do all of that at a satisfactory level. You could end up hiring several freelancers to complete the project, thereby spending more than you originally expected.
In general, it is better to hire the services of a web development company. A company will have a team of developers at their disposal, which means you end up paying the fee for only one project, but are getting the expertise of an entire team. And because several people are involved in the project, you are assured that even if one developer gets sick or goes on leave, the team will continue working on your website. The fees of a web development company may be higher than those of a freelancer, but they really are the more cost-effective option in the long run.