Picture this. You come in on a Monday morning, fire up your planner, and you stare blankly at all the features you’d like your apps to have. You have an in-house dev team that’s supposed to roll these features out – bug free – by the end of the month. At the same time, your team of techies have to work on multiple modules, run tests, fix endless bugs, and maintain readable documentation. To speed things up, you decide to work with remote freelancers. However, this option comes at a cost, and its own set of challenges.
You probably have to work with someone who lives in a different timezone, and speaks a different language. Furthermore, you’ve to engage them on a project basis. This leaves little wiggle room for changes that have to be made as you go along.
Communication breakdown, scope creep, and delayed payment, etc., are just some of the issues that plague tech projects. Add the lack of skilled talent to the mix, and your project comes to a screeching halt. These are the exact problems that TribeHired is addressing through their Freelance marketplace. Here’s how it works.
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This means that they work and live in the same place as you do. You get to meet the freelancer once a week to discuss requirements and set expectations. You can discuss anything technical or ETA related directly with the developer. Anything financial you can discuss with TribeHired. The developer can then work remotely once you guys reach a mutual understanding. You may wonder, “How do I know that the developer is actually working?” The answer to this is simple – just like a full time developer. You explain the requirements to the developer, and together you’ll estimate the time that’s required. The developer then goes back to their desk, and starts coding. Now, does it really matter whether they work their magic from their desk or in their pyjamas at home? It doesn’t.
You either engage a freelancer for 20 or 40 hours every week. When you meet the freelancer, you can set the requirements for the next 20 hours. This lets the developer focus on the task at hand, and you can take complete control of your project’s timeline. For example, you and the developer can agree to build a User Sign Up Module with the Facebook Login option. The following week, you can review the work that’s been done, and you can decide to build a Twitter Login option as well. Even if it’s not part of the original set of requirements. As a decision maker, this method let’s you break your project down into small, manageable chunks that the developer can work on. Also, you don’t have to wait for the end of the project to modify the requirements.
TribeHired will check up on your engagement every second week of the month. You can let them know if you’d like to continue working with the developer the following month. This way you only engage the freelancer for the duration of the project. It gives you the flexibility of engaging skilled talent only when they’re required. You can stop engaging the developer as and when the requirements are met. From a financial standpoint, you’ll only be paying them for the number of months that they work. Plus, you don’t have to pay them any benefits, EPF, or even bonuses.
TribeHired collects the one month salary + one month refundable deposit when you want to engage a freelancer. Thereafter, you pay the one month salary directly to TribeHired. The developer would then be paid at the end of every month by TribeHired. This way you don’t take on the liability of paying the developer. You only focus on the requirements, and growing your business. The freelancers would ensure that your requirements are met, and that the work is done every week.
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Let’s assume you ask the developer to integrate Facebook’s server side login into your app. The developer submits a pull request, it’s deployed into your UAT, and all of a sudden things aren’t working out as planned.
In such a scenario, the developer will estimate the time required to fix the bug, and will make sure it’s resolved. The time spent on fixing bugs is not billed.
Hence, you only pay for work done on features and enhancements on your app.
A project manager will oversee the engagement at no additional cost. Everyday, they’ll check with the developer to see if they’re working on any new tasks.
They will ensure the tasks are documented out along with the estimated delivery date and required hours of work for each item. The project manager will then notify the developer to start work once you’re happy with the provided estimates.
If for any reason, things don’t work out between you and the developer, you can choose to end the engagement immediately. We’ll then step in and provide a replacement within 48 hours.
TribeHired’s freelance marketplace gives you access to skilled developers that you can engage on a monthly basis. This frees up a lot of resources on your end in terms of managing an in-house development team. It further allows you to focus your attention on your core business practices.
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