problem faces while hiring freelancers for software services

Mar 18, 2017 3:36AM PDT

My question is - What all problems you have faced while hiring freelancers for software services?

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Mostly location issues.
Mar 18, 2017 8:45AM PDT

Not all companies want to source to other countries. It's expensive to travel and meet with them to resolve product issues.

I'm going with location. The freelancer must be close to us. Say 1,000 KM.

Post was last edited on March 22, 2017 5:44 PM PDT

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Problem with Hiring Freelancers
Mar 22, 2017 5:23PM PDT

Hiring freelancers have several drawbacks. Some of them are

1. Lack of commitment - they may suddenly drop your project, even without any prior notice – whole time wasted
2. Lack of professionalism and legal obligation – may result poor outcome and waste of time
3. May even outsource your project to someone else, further deterioration in quality.
4. Lack of skill - may get stuck in middle of the project due to lack of skill, you many need to get another skilled freelancer.

A possible solution to all these drawbacks could be contracting with outsourcing companies providing software services. In that case, you should seek recommendation for the company from someone who got benefitted from the company, maybe a friend? For my business, my friend suggested Staff India since he also got his work done by them. I didn't have to face those issues. Also, the cost was much lower - almost half- since they operate business in Indian region where labor cost is much lower.

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