The blockchain community is a broad “country” with conservatives and techno-capitalists. There are many excellent blockchain developers who are considering technology exclusively for the sake of their utility, which is why they have developed their skills to make money or help to promote technology to the masses.
If you want to find a good developer, you need to look for them in your natural habitat. Due to the decentralized nature of the blockchain development, many of the developers have many of their projects and are not looking for a new job. This does not mean that they will not be interested in your organization if they receive an excellent offer from you.
Freelance developer or professional blockchain development company?
You must understand that freelance developers are not suitable for complex solutions based on blockchain technology. Their tasks are to perform easy tasks and short-term projects. Naturally, you can integrate several freelancers for one project, but this option is ineffective. For example, the guy from Berlin is engaged in EVM, the guy from Tokyo in SaaS, the guy from New York in IoT. If you want to hire them for a long-term project, you will create many problems for yourself.
But the key issue here is still the problem of issue between price and quality. Let us see what the pros and cons of the creation or implementation of blockchain technology from private freelancers and the development of blockchain technology together with a professional team.
Like other software developers, developers of blockchain technology can be found on different freelance platforms. Upwork.com and Toptal are the most popular platforms with a large number of blockchain freelancers. This is where you can find and hire a developer of blockchain technologies for your project.
Although they are easy to find and hire, freelance developers create additional problems for blockchain business owners. For example, managing freelancers can be difficult if you do not have enough experience. In addition, hiring a blockchain developer on a freelance basis makes sense only if you have a short-term project. And now about the pros and cons.
1. Work from any corner of the Earth. Your freelancer can work from any corner of the Earth, at any time. He does not need to come to the office, everything that you need he will perform from his home.
2. Salary. No fixed salary for freelancers. How much work he will do so much you pay him. Therefore, the amount of money spent on the freelance developer may vary every month.
3. Lack of social packages. Usually, between you and the freelancer, there are no obligations in the form of a voluntary health insurance policy, there are no hospital and pension benefits. That is, you are not obliged to pay the freelancer money if it does not work due to poor health.
4. Relationship. Usually, there is a friendly, respectful distance between freelancers and the customer. Both sides do not want to go into conflict.
1.Experience. It is very difficult to know how experienced the person you are going to hire. It’s hard to know the truth, for example, how many orders he has completed, whether he has experience, for example, in SaaS or IoT.
2. Responsibility. You cannot control the freelancer. Since he has a free lifestyle, he can forget about ordering or choose entertainment instead of work. Irresponsible freelancers cannot finish the task before the deadlines. Late finishing of order slows down the work.
3. Unreliability. You need to understand that the freelancer does not bind you anything, he can throw your order at half the work, your competitors can lure him, offering a large salary, he can refuse your order altogether without telling you about it, and this can slow down your ideas.
4. The absence of formal agreements. Informal, verbal agreements sometimes entail unpleasant situations, for example, when a freelancer requires more money for his work than was determined before doing work.
As a rule, freelancers ask for their services to create blockchain technologyless than professional companies, since they are not burdened with having to maintain an office and pay taxes. But the guarantees of high-quality creation of the blockchain are less, because not every freelancer, unlike a company, will enter into a full-fledged agreement with the customer for the development of blockchain technology.
In this case, much is based on how the freelancer works - officially, as an individual, signing civil contracts for developing blockchain tasks, or under a personal entrepreneur agreement without employees, either informally, without setting a contractor, as an extreme option, via remote work exchanges (freelance exchanges). In the first variant, the customer will have to pay various fees and personal income tax for the freelancer, and in the latter variant - to be prepared for the fact that the technical solution may not be completed on time or executed in an inappropriate manner. In this case, you need to understand that compensation for the loss of time and lost financial profits you will not return to yourself, the maximum that you will receive is to withdraw or not pay money for the quality of the site that does not correspond to the oral agreement (most often).
We all know that a person cannot be a professional in everything, even if we take only a narrowly focused industry. That is why freelancers are best suited to perform light, not time-consuming tasks.
Therefore, if you decided to hire a freelancer, first of all, you need to evaluate his knowledge and skills in the area of activity in which he will work, and also study his portfolio, evaluate how complex projects he has done and how many orders he has.
A professional blockchain development company gives more guarantees for the successful development of your idea. Naturally, professional companies specialize in complex solutions that require more, but the quality of such work is better than that of freelancers.
A company specializing in the blockchain is an organization that combines mainly professional guys, each of whom is a master in his field. That means, one guy will work with SaaS, another with IoT, the third with EVM, and so on, and all of these people will be under one boss. Working with the company guarantees you maximum attention to the project, it will be worked out in as much detail as possible, all the flaws will be corrected.
Unlike freelancer services, after starting a blockchain-based site, for example, it must be serviced by someone, companies usually provide such services.
One of the main advantages of choosing a professional company is the provision of guarantees. The company contractor will always give you legal guarantees of his work, will take over the entire internal coordination of the staff involved in the phased creation of the site.
When choosing a developer company, particular attention should be paid to:
1. Portfolio. The number and complexity of orders that the company has completed.
2. Professionalism. The team should be as trained as possible. Team members must show excellence.
3. Pricing policy. If the company provides a flexible pricing policy, it can change the composition of the team, thereby reducing costs.