Upwork is the largest marketplace for hiring talent worldwide. You can hire various skills freelancers for your small business to enterprise business needs.
Yes, It’s possible with a limited budget. I know you might be thinking that Upwork has many features which might have taken many years of iterative development, backed by world class team. To find the solution we did the research over the Upwork clone development at techuz with our team of business analyst, designers, and developers.
1. Mistakes which you should Avoid
Upwork is building for a unique need and it’s serving the purpose really well. But every business has a unique need and directly jumping and buying a clone script like Upwork will not help you. We strong recommend avoiding that.
2. Explore Idea
Every successful product was a just idea before it’s implemented in the world, so ask many questions to yourself, friends and your trusted people around you and prepare the list of a questionnaire for your idea which will help you to identify the key aspect of your concept then you can prepare the rough word or Excel document of a statement of work (SOW). These steps help you to identify what different you like to create compared to Upwork. Also, many features which are in Upwork you might not need and you might need some of the features which are not in Upwork.
3. Ask for a rough quote
Based on your SOW you can ask agency, IT consultant or freelancers to provide the quote but please note that it will be a ballpark figure as it’s not possible to provide the precise estimation in this stage so ‘Beware and avoid the false promises which can trap you’.
4. Prepare an MVP
Next, we are recommending to develop the MVP with key features important for your concept, for that you should start with the planning and conceptualisation to make proof of concept by designing the wireframe and prototype. It will help to identify the risk and visualising your concept before you invest in it. You should break it down it in various phase.
Now you can ask for the precise cost for your idea but don’t share wireframe without NDA,
5. Detail Cost Estimation
Ask for detail cost based on wireframes to different agencies. Once you will ask for a quote to you local agency, IT consultant or Freelancers on a marketplace like Upwork you will get a variation on the number($). it will depend on the following factors:
At techuz, we have worked on 4 marketplace solutions which are very different in nature. By past experience, we can share valuable thoughts for your idea which contribute towards product direction, cost saving, and phases implementation planning. Contact us