‘corePHP’ vs. Freelancer: Your Choice Could Cost You!

web development agencyTime and time again we are asked to submit a proposal for work against a freelancer. So, we thought now would be a great time for us to explain why the team at ‘corePHP’ wants you the client to think twice before agreeing to work with a freelancer. Keep in mind, some freelancers do great work and have the portfolio to show for it. However, we continue to come across those who are less desirable and over promise and under deliver for the client.

Budget

The final cost can be a catch-22 for the end user. First, they want to keep all costs to a bare minimum. Yes, we completely agree that keeping all costs to a minimum is critical. After all, we are a business, too, and we want to keep all our costs as low as possible. However, when it comes to web development, if the freelancer, who typically must be an individual who wears multiple hats – project manager, frontend developer, backend developer, etc. – takes on a project beyond his specialty, the end user’s final product will suffer.

This often times leads to the client returning to ‘corePHP’ in order to complete the project. The freelancer was unable to complete the project in the agreed upon timeframe, and the client has now become frustrated with the progress.

Resources

When dealing with a freelancer, you quickly fall into the timeframe the individual is able to provide. If the freelancer is stellar at backend work but struggles in the frontend, your project will fall into a lull while in the frontend of the project. With ‘corePHP’, we staff both frontend and backend developers, so work is able to take place concurrently, or at the same time. This helps with keeping the project on time and moving ahead. With this, if the freelancer must stop work to an unforeseen situation, the project in its entirety hits a roadblock. With multiple designers, ‘corePHP’ can quickly shift workload to ensure projects continue moving forward at the agreed upon pace. So, your project will never stop due to a lack of personnel resources. Additionally, unless a full-time freelancer is contracted for the project, you will run into resource management as the individual will be responsible for accomplishing your project outside of their full-time job.

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Reputation

Get the satisfaction the job is being completed right the first time. With ‘corePHP’, our reputation speaks to how we treat each and every client. We guarantee our work will be completed correctly the first time, or will make things right with you. You can rest assure that ‘corePHP’ will not be disappearing in the dark and to never be heard from again. Your money will not be disappearing once the project has started, unlike several freelancers we have heard about from clients. We have had the privilege of working with Fortune 500 companies all the way to the small mom-and-pop shops, and we value each relationship we have. If at any point you would like one of our many references, please feel free to reach out.

As is the case with every project, it is important that you properly vet each of your partners. The last thing you want to happen is to invest your time and resources into a freelancer or a web agency, only to get burned. Make the right decision the first time and choose a reputable organization with experience. ‘corePHP’ is available to quote on your projects both big and small.

Vince Baker
Marketing Director at 'corePHP'
An avid Spartan (Go Green!), Vince has a wealth of marketing and communications experience in both the corporate, private and educational sectors.