Cost of a job vs cost of failure
Recently, a famous saying is floating everywhere on the
internet “If you think it is expensive to hire a professional, just wait
until you hire an Amateur”. Let us drill down and find out from where this
saying has originated. This saying was originally said by Red Adair, an
American oil well firefighter. He became popular as an expert in a very highly specialized
and risk involved profession; Oil and gas well fire extinguishing. He is well
known for his remarkable win by extinguishing oil well fire set by Saddam
Hussain in Kuwait during Gulf War in 1991. Red Adair put his best-in efforts with
an intent to save someone money if he is allowed to do his job right at first
This one lined quote has much deeper underlying meaning in
it and it will be understood even better if we don’t pay attention what is
being said here. There are times when people 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 and keep more profit in their own
kitty. This one mistake can change the game drastically and de-root the
business from its league, because of poor work quality, improper project
management and zero timeline adherence.
On the other hand, if you hire a resource wisely, his
efforts and experience can pay you off with many more new businesses and a good
name in the market. So, what business strategy would you use at your budding
There are times when people are aware that it
might not be a good decision for them to choose a freelancing website, but they
didn’t have any choice than to take a risk. Yes, you DIDN’T have the choice but
Now you have a CHOICE. Here, the first and old choice is being referred to the
immensely popular Freelancing Websites where they offer a number of services
and a huge chunk of freelancers serving your needs.
is a list of issues that people come across with majority of the freelancing websites
but is taken care by AIDOOS:
the right Fit is
one of the biggest challenges on these platforms. It becomes a tedious task for
oneself to choose the right candidate amongst the trained/untrained pool of
resources available on the platform.
Quality. The next problem arises right after the one ends,
is whether the selected freelancer will be going to deliver what is expected. Even
the listed rates cannot be the differentiating factor in terms of quality and
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.
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
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.
Cutting – Most
of the startups and even established companies are outsourcing their low risk-involved
task to freelancers in order to cut down costs for Infrastructure, Overhead Payouts
and employee engagement expenses.
Cost – The infrastructure cost is one of the components
that consumes most of the annual Profits per year. Despite being depreciative, it
is mandate to spend a good amount just to upkeep and upgrade them periodically
so that your infrastructure stays functioning.
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
Looking at the above scenarios, it is clear that 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
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
not freelancer, which means the platform holds a responsibility for all the
tasks been posted on the platform and fulfills all its commitments.