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Should you hire in-house or freelance devs?
Since they are not employees, the same laws or service terms that apply to your staff won’t apply to freelancers. For instance, you don’t need to provide a freelancer with health insurance or paid time off. Such developers typically work remotely and charge per hour or per project.
Also, a fully managed team doesn’t come with the uncertainties typically associated with hiring a freelancer. Examples of such uncertainties include a freelancer’s capability or reliability.
DevSquad is the first choice among SaaS startups and established companies that want a full-service agency to handle their software development process. Our highly qualified and fully equipped team can help you shorten your time to market and launch a user-focused JS mobile or web app that delivers impressive value and ROI.
Since we can handle everything from product ideation and prototyping to launch and optimization, you can be as hands off as you want. Also, our mastery of HTML, CSS, MySQL, and other related technologies guarantees that your final product will be well-rounded, interactive, and dynamic.
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Since the platform has developers from 150+ countries, you won’t have trouble finding one that fits your time zone and language preferences. Users also get a two-week free trial to sample developers before hiring.
However, Beanstalk does not offer mobile app development services. Also, whether or not Beanstalk will provide JS programming services will depend on your project’s requirements.
10. All My Web Needs
All My Web Needs provides various custom web design services to brands of all sizes. The team consists of JS specialists and other experts, and it can scale to meet your needs. Besides web design services, All My Web Needs provides marketing services to help client websites achieve maximum product visibility online.
Briteleap is a Canadian agency with years of experience providing software, app, and web development services. The agency’s specialty is delivering websites and applications with beautiful and functional UI and industry-leading UX. Businesses within and outside the SaaS industry can take advantage of Briteleap’s services, including those in niches like gaming, accounting, inventory, customer relationship management, and more.
On the downside, Div is a small team of less than five developers. The small team size means Div can’t easily scale to meet changing project needs. Also, clients can face long waiting lists when the agency has its hands full.
16. JS Panther
You can hire the team to be your part-time or full-time developers. Alternatively, hire them by the hour if you have a small project, such as maintenance, bug fixing, or code auditing.
DevDigital has an impressive Google rating after over a decade of providing JS programming and web design services. Other services provided by the agency include:
Strategy and design
Website, web app, mobile app, and software development
With over a hundred experts on its team, DevDigital can easily scale to meet the needs of your project at no extra cost to you. Also, the agency has a full-time Quality Assurance team that ensures clients get finished products with error-free code.
Besides JS programming, BairesDev can help you with QA, UX/UI design, project management, and more. The award-winning agency has completed over a thousand projects for clients and has a streamlined onboarding process.
Since every Trio developer has undergone a thorough vetting process, you can avoid the dangers of taking on an incapable programmer. However, Trio only accepts projects that will last at least 12 months. So, if you need one developer for a short and quick project, Trio may not be for you.
Cost analysis of different methods of hiring
1. In-House Hiring
Salary and Benefits: You have to pay salaries to full-time employees. Also, you have to provide benefits such as health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plans. Even if an in-house developer doesn’t work on any projects for several months, you still have to pay them.
Infrastructure and Resources: You must provide employees with office equipment, working space, and other resources they need to do their jobs. The cost of equipping employees is an expense you can avoid if you outsource JS projects.
Recruitment Costs: According to an SHRM study, hiring a full-time employee costs about $4,700 on average. The figure excludes the cost of employee training and salaries.
In summary, the amount you’ll spend on an in-house JS developer within a year far exceeds the cost of outsourcing to a freelancer or fully managed team.
2. Freelance Hiring
Other factors that make freelance hiring less expensive are:
Hourly or Project-Based Rates: You only pay freelancers for work done, and the payment arrangement may be hourly or project-based. However, note that vetted and more experienced freelancers typically charge higher rates.
No Employment Benefits: Unlike full-time employees, you don’t have to provide freelancers costly benefits, such as healthcare or retirement plans.
However, hiring freelancers comes with a hidden cost, and that’s the cost of searching for suitable freelancers. Since millions of freelance JS developers exist, finding the right one for your project can take weeks, and time is money. Also, should you hire the wrong freelancer, it can compromise or frustrate your product development plans, which is another cost.
Project-Based Pricing: You only need to pay for the project, and the price will depend on the duration and complexity of your project. The price you pay will also cover development costs and additional services like QA, project management, and more. A freelancer or in-house developer won’t offer such services, meaning outsourcing offers more bang for your buck.
Guarantee: Reputable development agencies back up their work with guarantees. The guarantee ensures that the team will keep working on your project until you are happy. Most freelancers don’t offer such guarantees.
However, note that outsourcing to a fully managed agency is not your most cost-effective option if you only need JS services. Hiring a fully managed agency only offers optimal cost benefits if you want experts to handle your entire product development project.
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