Being a freelancer, not a modern trend it came decades ago although it is growing day by day. It depends on your skills, what you are good at. You can say it is like a full-time job for anyone. It is sort of self-employment you offer services to the clients across the world. Being a freelancer or to hire a freelancer both are different things here is our concern is why not to hire a freelancer there are many cons which we need to keep in mind while hiring the freelancer.
How beautifully the William shake spears said “Defer no time, Delays have no ends. Time is so important in this fastest-growing world. Let’s imagine when you in a rush and finally reach the platform and the train went away just a few mints ago, and you can’t do anything now, how it feels? same happen in this matter, you are done with all your commitments with your company, business partners, etc., the project is on fire and at the end of the moment when launching the product (it could be anything) your freelancer got vanished like a train. And you cannot do anything. So what you have learned from this always makes two current deadlines.
HARD TO BUILD TRUST
When you think to work with a self-employed person it is sort of hard to build trust easily. You do not know where he/she came from? You never met him/her before, you do not know it would be long term working relationship or not, you give your project to the freelancer and created milestone and let’s think the first milestone is about $500 and the person was just able to complete half task but you were not aware of it and you released that milestone waiting for the completion of the second task but there is no response from that person and the first amount has been taken and you won’t be able to withdraw your money. Now you get stuck with the commitments within the timeline you have to complete your project and you are frustrated now so what you do eventually just get rid of the complaints and other stuff, you post the project again but this time on urgent basis and full payment after completion of the project.
For being hired many of the freelancers come along with fake portfolios. You cannot identify that this particular design or code made by the same developer or designer whom you are talking with. For your project. So there is no guarantee. May be who you are going to hand over a complex project, he is a scammer. You never know.
CAN BE MORE COSTLY
For the sake of quality work, you want to hire a skilled freelancer and you end up paying more high rated per hour than you could have paid for in house salaried person. Still, you have no idea whether this complex project will be delivered according to the requirements and at the given timeline or it would be a failure.
For instance, you are a student and are stuck with your FYP (final year project) and for this, you will hire a freelancer but you never know whether he is reliable or will be able to complete this particular project with the given deadline or not? You can only trust how important your work is and with a short timeline, you have to appear with your project only you can understand this. Freelancers are like a free bird, they don’t care about the success of your and what happens if they do not meet the deadline because they do not communicate with you only at the same time they are discussing 2 to 3 projects they only care about the money. An example of a not reliable freelancer named Rockviju
Just give it a minute and think about how many hours you have spent chatting with your freelancer? If you hired an inexpert freelancer and all day long just keep questioning and answering. You both are more into chatting than work. And all of a sudden you have to take a break from this communication for the time being due to some serious matter but meanwhile, you also want to get your project done. Freelancer got stopped due to no response from your end. And at this moment you so think what if I would have chosen an outsource company but not a freelancer.
In case you want to build long term relationships with your customers and hoping to create new ones, freelancers probably won’t be a good decision. In-house workers must be aware of what is going on in the company. So it would not be a big deal for the employers to take responsibility and can use that knowledge for the benefits of the company to build more clients.
CAN BE MEAN
You never know the mood swings of freelancers. He can anytime change his thoughts about pricing for instance, you both agreed for $250 but later he finds more intricacy and now he claims for more money. And you have no choice whether you must pay him more or find another one and start work again from scratch. You never keep faith in freelancers when it comes to money.
No matters, it’s been a long time that you end up working with the same freelancer. Still, you cannot 100% trust him. Let’s suppose when your business is booming and you get stuck because you depend on the one you had chosen for managing your website and he is not In a mood due to some party with friends stuff, He can turn you down at any point because you are not that technical
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