Finding good developers has never been easier! Hundreds of thousands of first class developers are waiting to bid on your project. Submit your idea to our marketplace and have dozens of qualified developers bidding on your project in just a few hours. Some of the brightest minds from all over the world have come under one roof to offer their services for rates as low as $8 an hour!… NOT!
While the above commercial sounds great, the old adage is still correct – if something sounds too good to be true it most likely is. No world-class developer is going to work for $8 an hour.
Great Developers are Hard to Find
The good old days of $5 Ph.Ds. are long gone and never coming back. As a matter of fact someone once said, “What makes them good old days is a great imagination and a bad memory.”
Yes, the world is not yet completely flat and there is a significant difference in standards of living and that can greatly affect the rates offered by developers. Take a look for example at the comparison here. Today the difference between the average web developer in India and the USA is staggering. So it is conceivable that you can find some solid developers that are charging their average local market rates through market places like Elance or Freelancer (see, here for a comprehensive list of freelancing marketplaces). It is also conceivable that in order to compete better that developer will reduce his or her rates. But let’s examine the chances… Continue reading