5 Important reasons to hire a Freelance software developer for your start-up

5 important reasons to hire a Freelance software developer for your start-up!

According to Computer Weekly there are on average 750 new adverts every day for permanent Software Developers. These include:

The chances are you will try and hire at least 1 Software Developer this year. However, it currently takes on average 55 working days to source a permanent Software Developer in the UK. And that is on a good day. Which is why we have listed 5 important reasons to hire a Freelance software developer.

Salaries are also at an all time high, according to adzuna the typical salary in London is £68,979. As VC funding becomes more difficult to secure in the UK these salaries are becoming out of reach for most early-stage companies.

Hiring a freelance Software Developer is a great way to get ahead. Infact, most Software Developers are keen to take on more projects to boost their career as discussed by A16z recently in the Future newsletter.

Hiring a freelancer at first can be daunting, it is always advisable to start with a small well defined piece of work. Our AI tooling and dedicated Customer Success Manager can help with that. Here are 5 important reasons to hire a Freelance software developer:

  1. Time to hire

Hiring a freelancer can reduce hiring time on average by 50 days. That means work gets started sooner and less chances of projects being delayed. There is also much less chance of a freelancer backing out at the last minute.

  1. Accelerated development time

A strong freelance Software Developer can work with your existing teams to ensure sprints are completed on time. Freelance developers are used to fitting in quickly to get the job done.

  1. Cost

 There is a common misconception that hiring a freelancer is more expensive than a permanent hire. In the past the easiest way to add short term talent was through an expensive consultancy. However, a well defined project should provide a cost saving of around 30% over a full-time developer. 

  1. Revenue Boost

Most software projects are created to boost revenue in some way. That may be through automation or building new products that generate revenue. A freelance software developer will help you ship your new software product to ensure that revenues can start flowing.

  1. Better user experience

A strongly designed front-end and back-end can differentiate between a great user experience and a distinctly average one. A freelance developer with a strong portfolio will always deliver a better user experience.

Ready to talk to a freelance Software Developer?

Have these 5 important reasons to hire a Freelance software developer made you reconsider your next hire? Ironically, Gigged.AI was built using freelance Software Developers. Here are the easy steps to follow:

  1. Create an account on gigged.ai
  2. Post a gig (our AI will help you create a project brief)
  3. You will be matched to 5 freelance Software Developer
  4. Request a proposal
  5. Have a chat
  6. Make the hire (only if you are ready)

The process is fully automated but our dedicated Customer Success Team is always on hand if you need any help or have questions.

Thanks for reading!

Aimee Mcpherson

Author Since: January 31, 2022