HIRE VETTED AND AFFORDABLE FREELANCE SALESFORCE PLATFORM DEVELOPER
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Trying to find a Salesforce Platform developer without breaking the bank?
Easier said than done
Salesforce Platform is the app development platform that extends your CRM’s reach and functionality. You do not have to be a developer to build apps using the Salesforce Platform. With drag-and-drop simplicity, just about anyone can create apps that automate business processes or help customers find important information.
In other words, your Salesforce platform solution’s development, improvement or maintenance operations require particular attention.
- How much does it cost to hire a Salesforce Platform developer?
- Where to find Salesforce Platform developers with decent experience and a customer success-oriented mindset?
- How to hire Salesforce Platform developers who know their craft?
For answers, just read on.
First option: Hire a Salesforce Platform Developer as an employee
Deciding to hire a Salesforce Platform Developer can make sense for certain businesses, but it has important implications that need to be carefully considered.
At least $106,843 for a yearly salary for a US Salesforce Platform developer.
Lots of startups, companies, and businesses are offering special benefits such as unlimited paid leave, unlimited coffee, free gym memberships, and much more to attract top talents. These are all costs that should be factored into hiring full-time developers. First, let’s take a look at some of the most basic company-paid benefits according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Legally required benefits (Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance): 8.5%
- Insurance (medical, dental, life): 7.6%
- Paid Leave: 6.7%
- Retirement and savings: 4.3%
- Annual Bonus: 3.5%
- Supplemental pay (overtime and premium): 2.6%
- Employment training tax: 0.1% on first $7,000
What exactly are indirect costs? They’re overhead costs that contribute to the company’s day-to-day operations. Indirect costs can be divided into three broad categories: fringe benefits, overhead, and general & administrative (G&A). Companies spend an average of 25% and 18% of employees’ salaries on overhead and G&A.
In other words, a Salesforce Platform hired as a full-time employee would cost, in reality, $188,264.
In the United Kingdom, seniors take up to £78,5K a year. This is $94K annually. More affordable but still too expensive for many startups and SMBs.
A small reference point for you: renting an office in a city like New York costs, on average, $15K per employee and year.
When working with in-house developers, you have to pay them even when there is no work to do.
Second option: Hire a Salesforce integration company
(Very) expensive! For these companies to offer you decent Salesforce Platform developers, they need to run costly business operations (with full-time employees, training tax, compliance, sales development, tax, insurance, office rent, etc.).
No interest in small projects
Generally not interested in small projects.
Cannot start immediately
Cannot start a project immediately: Need lead time to get ready.
Lack of flexibility
- you cannot quickly start/pause/restart a project according to your needs.
- Changes to projects’ scope or tasks sometimes take days to be enacted and sometimes result in extra “penalty” costs for you.
- It is hard to stop doing business with them due to legal terms clients have to accept first to work with them.
Staff more people than needed
Tend to staff more people than needed for projects.
Rely themselves on freelancers
They rely on freelancers for many projects as they often lack senior and expert profiles in their team, leading to a more expensive bill for you to pay with sometimes difficulties integrating these freelancers with their teams.
Low expertise offshore talents
Some integrators sometimes offer offshore developers, but although they are cheaper than their western colleagues, the quality of their expertise is (way) lower.
Third option: Salesforce recruitment firm
They became trendy these last years for companies willing to break free from draining relationships with integrators to find the right freelance Salesforce Platform developer.
They generally don’t have Salesforce Platform necessary proficiency to screen the candidates seriously.
Not cheap: They apply a 10-30% markup on average on top of the already expensive western developers’ rate.
Limited pool of talents
Limited pool of available talents: Even if their addressable database of freelances might be significant, in reality, they offer you a limited set of candidates for your needs. Indeed all headhunting firms fight for the same freelances available on the national. Making the available ones more expensive.
Hard to get the best talents
Most sought-after freelances do not like working with headhunting firms as they consider they commoditize their expertise and reduce their rate.
No backup developer
Because of the business model, they cannot offer you a backup developer with the same skill set in case of a problem.
Fourth option: hire yourself through online freelancing platforms
When a company decides to find itself a Freelance Salesforce Platform developer, it mainly goes to online freelancing platforms like Upwork, People per hour, Truelancer, Guru, Hubstaff, etc.
Low prices do not equate to a high quality
Unfortunately, low prices do not equate to a high quality of work. Hiring a beginner or an underskilled Salesforce Platform contractor frequently happens on these platforms.
It is highly time-consuming to search for the ideal contractor, interview them, etc.
Lack of responsiveness
Lack of responsiveness of some contractors to your job request ( they sometimes don’t respond).
No talent vetting
None of the contractors registered on these platforms have been vetted.
Some fake contractors registered on these platforms are trying to scam businesses looking for freelances. Despite the fact it is not that frequent, it can happen.
If you are not satisfied with the contractors hired, you will get no support from their customer support. All you can do is go through the same tedious hiring process to find a better profile.
Then how to find talented, affordable, and reliable Freelance Salesforce Platform developers?
Our recommendation: Transformyze
Transformyze is a platform for finding vetted Salesforce Platform developers.
Transformyze makes hiring your next Salesforce Platform developer safe and straightforward in a few clicks. Transformyze ensures you get high-quality work at an affordable price by working with developers from 14 countries.
Each Salesforce Platform must pass a screening process to measure subject matter expertise, professionalism, and communication skills. These include
Language and soft skills evaluation
Hard skills review
Continued professional excellence
Transformyze exclusively focuses on vetting Salesforce freelance developers at this point. Therefore we might not be able to assist if you need developers from other software ecosystems. We intend to offer overtime developers from different technology ecosystems, such as Microsoft and Oracle, but for the moment, we only cover the Salesforce ecosystem.
No need to break the bank to afford a salesforce developer
Because at transformyze we believe affordable digital transformation is an inalienable right for every startups and SMBs
SOLO TALENTFrom $45 to $80 per hour
Hundred of Salesforce developers and other specialists available
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Full-time, part-time, hourly engagement available
Developer replacement guarantee
Dedicated customer success manager
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All Solo talent benefits
Your "Salesforce team as service" on-demand
Combine any kind of talents
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Scale up or scale down at anytime your team according to your needs
Adapt to any kind of purpose: join existing team, autonomous team, implementation or support activities,etc.
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Transformyze’s talents are fully proficient in spoken and written English and comprise members who are fluent in other languages, including French, Spanish, and Portuguese. If your brief has specific language requirements, inform Transformyze, and we will match you accordingly.