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Software outsourcing FAQ

Why outsourcing software development?

Because there is a lot of professional agencies with professionals programmers/designers, a lot of cheapest individuals who want to do some great work for lesser money. You can save great money if you hire right individual/company for you work.



Why some freelancers sites not allow multiply account creation?

Most of freelancers sites not allow you to create more that one account. It is security and social tweek in order to force people to be more friendly to each other and to not create one times accounts.

Recommendations: Try to not create more that one account on each site. Other way you accounts will be suspended by site owners. You also can be banned from using very great features from this nice sites.

We also recomend you to use next freelancers sites:



Why I can`t post contact information in my project detail on Private Message Board (PMB)?

Most of freelancers sites not allow you to post contact information in project/work details on in PMB. If you post email, icq, msn, yahoo or any other type of messengers, you account will be suspended shortly.

There is specific type of project called "Featured" wich allow you to request and post contact information and communicate with all people without freelance site. But this type of project cost 4-6 times more that regular.



What I need to do if I have problems with my account (suspending, lost password, etc)?

If you have any type of problems with you account or with other side you need to immedially contact freelancer site support desk. Most of sites have very small answer time. They will help you to teach his system, rules, etc.



What is the price range and why I need to select it?

Most of freelancers sites force you to select specific price range such as:

  • 30-100 USD/EUR (Small projects)
  • 100-300 USD/EUR (Medium projects)
  • 300-1000 USD/EUR (Large projects)
  • Above 1000 USD/EUR (Very Large or Huge projects)
This division allow you to select expected price range for you project/work.



How I can safe pay to my programmers? What is escrow system?

Most of freelancers sites have built-in escrow system available. This escrow system give you safe way to make payments.

    Functionality:
  • Buyer/Webmaster can place money to escrow account for selected programmer/developer/designer
  • Developer will see this money in his escrow account, but can`t use this money (withdraw or something like this)
  • If developer finished his work in time and with excellent quality, buyer must release payment
  • Other way buyer can create disput case and ask frelancing site administrator to return escrow payment back



Why I need to use Escrow account?

Because it is SAFE for you. If any misscommunication or other problems occured, site staff will help you get money bad from escrow account.

Some freelancing sites force certified or gold members to pay only with escrow system in order to minimize problems with members.



What is "Certified/Featured/Gold members"?

Most of freelancers sites have special programs for users who what to use his site very frequently.
If you planning to ousource a lot of works/jobs/projects you need to read about specific program and request Certified/Featured/Gold membership.

Certified/Featured/Gold Membership will allow you to save money on a large amount of projects posted. You can save up to 90% on site fees using this memberships programs.



What is review/feedback system and why I need to review/give feedback to selected programmer?

All freelancers sites have built-in review/feedback feature.

This feature will allow users to see results of previous collaborations of person with other freelancer site members.
After any project closed and payment has been made, each side participated in this project have possibility to write few words about expirience they received in this project with selected Developer/Buyer.

Recommendations: Try to give accurate review to person you work with. Most of sites hide other side review for you until you will give your review to him!