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If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur

Minakshi Subject Matter Expert
If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur

Recently, a famous saying has been floating on the internet “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur”. This was originally said by Red Adair, an American oil well firefighter.

This one lined quote has much deeper meaning in it and it will be understood even better if we pay close attention to what is being said here. There are times when organizations would make a business deal at par just to be in the race. And, often take their mistake to the next level by hiring amateurs to do the job; pay less to make more profit out of the deal. This one mistake, the costliest mistake one can do can undo all the good that has been done before and could potentially put the said company out of business.

On the other hand, if you hire the right expert for the right job, his efforts and experience can pay off handsomely with many more new businesses coming in and potentially establishing a great brand for the company in the market.

What does this tell and what hiring strategy should organizations adopt to succeed in executing projects and grow their business?

There are many freelancing websites providing on-demand expertise in multiple areas of service helping businesses to leverage and overcome the shortage of expertise. However, organizations have not been opting to go freelancing way for multiple reasons mentioned below.

Here is a list of reasons that organizations come across with majority of the freelancing websites, but these are addressed by AIDOOS:

      Choosing the right fit is one of the biggest challenges on these platforms. It becomes a tedious task for organizations to choose the right candidate amongst the trained/untrained pool of resources available on the platform.

      Quality. There is no quality commitment by any of the existing freelancing sites. It is left to the individual who has taken up the task on the platform. Whether the selected freelancer will be going to deliver what is expected is not that the platforms are willing to own. Billing rates against individuals cannot specify the quality and timely delivery, i.e., a higher billing rate does not guarantee better quality and timely delivery. 

       Accountability. You must be wondering so far that if these platforms charge you for every single task that you post; is there any accountability they hold for your tasks? The Answer is No. It is you who is paying, and you will be the one who is liable for anything that goes wrong, since these platforms are just a means of providing a platform to Freelancers and people who are looking for freelancers.

       Commitment. Though you’re abiding all your commitments that is expected by the platform and the freelancer like, advance payments, timely review, etc. but that does not ensure that the freelancer will also stick to the commitments he agreed upon. For example, quality of work, agreed timelines, future redundancies, etc.

When surveyed, there are reasons why organizations or individual chose these platforms even if there is a lot of risk involved. Let’s see what are these even bigger challenges that brings you to freelancing platforms.

      Seasonal Project – There are times when companies get a large volume of projects/tasks in a particular part of the year only which is why companies either look for contractual based employees or freelancing platforms.

      Cost Cutting – Most of the startups and even established companies are outsourcing their low risk-involved task to freelancers to cut down costs for Infrastructure, Overhead Payouts and employee engagement expenses.

      Infrastructure Cost – The infrastructure cost is one of the components that consumes most of the annual Profits per year. Despite being depreciation, it is mandating to spend a good amount just to upkeep and upgrade them periodically so that your infrastructure stays functioning.

       Hiring hassle – When you get a new project or new requirements for prevailing project, the first thing comes in your mind is how many new resources you need for the tasks, from where you are going to hire, how many applicants will turn for the interview plus all the infrastructure you need to arrange for the new hires, and so on. Instead of putting yourself into all these hassles, you might want to go for a freelancing website.

      Rigid office hours – It is imperative to understand the importance of making a balance between personal and professional life. Surveys have shown that employees with happy personal life performs better at work.

Looking at the above scenarios, outsourcing work is the necessity of today’s work culture. However, there are other aspects as well which are even more crucial for your work to maintain sustainability and competitiveness in the industry; like work standard, Quality of work and timeline adherence.

To meet the requirement of modern workplaces, we have a new but a reliable platform which caters all the existing features that you get with any other freelancing website. BUT it caters to all the aspects that you can think of, from a project management perspective to project delivery, from quality of work to quantity of work, from versatility in work culture to firmness in working attitude.

With AIDOOS you get freedom from unnecessary hostility and you get your work done by Subject Matter Experts instead of Amateurs which gives an assurance of Quality work, fixed timelines adherence, unnecessary repeated sprints, professional behavior, better means of communication, etc. You get all these without any hassle since AIDOOS is an AI based platform which once you publish your task, picks it up and assigns it to the most appropriate SME and gives you a complete and transparent picture of your project with the world’s best project management tools – JIRA and TFS.

So, in short, with AIDOOS you hire freelancing notfreelancer, which means the platform holds a responsibility for all the tasks been posted on the platform and fulfills all its commitments.

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