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Where do you look for freelance developers?

03-06-2014, 08:28 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2014
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Where do you look for freelance developers?

I'm currently working on a new project and went to the major freelance sites to find freelance development but so far I'm not impressed with the results and have tried a couple different teams. Can anyone share with me where they found their freelance developers? Developer recommendations are also encouraged. Thanks in advance for your help.
03-06-2014, 09:28 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2013
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unity forums are a good place to find freelance developers if you are looking for that language. There is a forum especially for it.

Generally working with a developer is very much a mixed bag and pot luck it seems. This is based heavily upon people paying way below market rates for developers and thus getting a quality to match. Realistically a developer should be charging 50 an hour, but I know most projects charge way way way less.

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03-07-2014, 04:53 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2012
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Originally Posted by jamescam View Post
I'm currently working on a new project and went to the major freelance sites to find freelance development but so far I'm not impressed with the results and have tried a couple different teams. Can anyone share with me where they found their freelance developers? Developer recommendations are also encouraged. Thanks in advance for your help.
Would help to know what type of developer (C++, Unity,objective c ...)
03-07-2014, 02:57 PM
#4
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Would help to know what type of developer (C++, Unity,objective c ...)

Unity preferred as I like the portability to other platforms (including Windows). Destined had a good suggestion with the Unity forums but Im still looking for suggestions if someone else had other luck (or knows a good 2D developer).

Thanks for the help!
03-07-2014, 03:05 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2013
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Originally Posted by jamescam View Post
Would help to know what type of developer (C++, Unity,objective c ...)

Unity preferred as I like the portability to other platforms (including Windows). Destined had a good suggestion with the Unity forums but Im still looking for suggestions if someone else had other luck (or knows a good 2D developer).

Thanks for the help!
If you prefer unity, go to the forums and work in very small milestones.

Many people there work way below market rates.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8
05-18-2014, 09:52 PM
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The best place to hire professionals is odesk dot com.

You put your job description and professionals apply to it.

Just be sure to put a very detailed description of the job. Otherwise you may have problems.

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05-19-2014, 12:42 AM
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price

[QU?OTE=Destined;3157048]unity forums are a good place to find freelance developers if you are looking for that language. There is a forum especially for it.

Generally working with a developer is very much a mixed bag and pot luck it seems. This is based heavily upon people paying way below market rates for developers and thus getting a quality to match. Realistically a developer should be charging 50 an hour, but I know most projects charge way way way less.[/QUOTE]


Can you give am example of price and game they charge?
05-19-2014, 08:02 AM
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Realistically a developer should be charging 50 an hour, but I know most projects charge way way way less.
Let me disagree in a point: the amount of money required to live well varies a lot.

In case you live in USA or UK you probably will need to ask at least $50 / hour.

In case you live in China, Brazil (my country), Vietnam, India, or any other country the amount of money you need to live is drastically different.

So an excellent programmer from India may do a job for (say) $20/hour while a developer of USA cannot.

Just the price asked won't determine the quality of a professional. But again, I recommend you hire someone on odesk dot com because you won't risk to pay for a service not delivered (or delivered out of your specification) and you (as developer) incurs in no risk of working and don't be paid in the end.

You can even find developer in a forum. But tell him to subscribe in odesk. It won't cost him any cent (sponsor pays fees - 10% of total amount expended in the project) and both will be safe.

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05-19-2014, 08:22 AM
#9
I work from France and for less than 50$/hours. (roughly 30).
I think plicatibu is right, use a freelance services, or look at our portoflio and write a contract.
05-19-2014, 04:32 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Planetman View Post
[QU?OTE=Destined;3157048]unity forums are a good place to find freelance developers if you are looking for that language. There is a forum especially for it.

Generally working with a developer is very much a mixed bag and pot luck it seems. This is based heavily upon people paying way below market rates for developers and thus getting a quality to match. Realistically a developer should be charging 50 an hour, but I know most projects charge way way way less.

Can you give am example of price and game they charge?[/QUOTE]


Go there post what you want and ask for quotes. You will get plenty if your project is easy


On the price, i agree from a freelance point of view for someone like me less than 50 an hour would be a waste of time, but there are lots of people looking for experience projects who will accept way less. It is why i never consider freelance work because I know I will be too expensive unless it is a bigger company.

Please follow me on twitter @JamesDestined I post lots of development from both my game creation and professional development.
Time to measure - Brain challenge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/time...820864672?mt=8
The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8