The Trend of Hiring a Freelance Web Developer for your Business
Italy 6/09/2012 05:13 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
The trend of hiring a Freelance Web Developer, as opposed to a full or part-time employee, is on the rise. This is something that a lot of companies are beginning to do, thanks to the many benefits and advantages. With more and more freelancers becoming available for work, it is safe to say that this trend is going to continue well into the future.
To truly understand the reason that a larger number of employers are hiring freelance web developers, it is important to realize the benefits.
• Lower cost
• Don't have to offer benefits of work space
• The ability to choose the perfect person for the job without any of the hassle that goes along with adding them to payroll
• The chance to hire the person as an employee in the future if the project works successfully
• Somebody to turn to in the future for other related projects
These are just some of the many benefits that have led to a growing number of people hiring freelance web developers as opposed to other types of workers.
The lead designer for Riccardo.it had this to say about the industry:
"I have found that a lot of companies want to work with me because of my availability. Along with this, I don't require any office space or the need for benefits. Simply put, I can offer the services necessary and the employer can go on with business as usual."
One of the other benefits of hiring a freelance web developer is the ability to save money by opting for a worker from other parts of the world. When a company is hiring for an on site position, they are forced to consider candidates in one area. This is not the case when hiring a freelance web developer.
Instead, companies are able to scour the entire world to ensure that they are hiring the developer that is right for their position. With the ability to outsource the project to a person in another country, saving money is a distinct possibility. This alone is reason enough to consider this option.
"I make it known upfront that hiring me as a freelance web developer is much more affordable," the same spokesperson added. "There is no reason to hire a full-time employee from a small pool of talent when you can go outside the box and look all over the world for the one person that is right for the job."
It will be interesting to see how this trend stacks up in the years to come. For now, it appears that a large number of companies will continue to use freelance web developers as opposed to bringing on somebody full-time. This is by far one of the better ways to save money while still getting a high quality project completed in a timely manner.
With this trend rising, getting involved now will help ensure that companies do not get passed up by their competition.