FAQ 

Confidentiality

 

HOW CAN I PROTECT MY PROJECT AND GET CONFIDENTIALITY?

 

We will only show your project’s details to the project managers and developers that will work on it. These developers are under an NDA with Skillionaire. We take privacy and your ideas very seriously and will do everything to protect them. Trust is one of the pillars of our business.

 

CAN WE USE MY NDA INSTEAD OF YOUR STANDARD NDA?

 

Unfortunately we have so many types of customers that to keep it simple and legal/compliance overhead low, we only use our NDA. The NDAs we used are mutual and provide fairness and protections for all parties.

 

Project quotes

 

HOW DO YOU PUT TOGETHER A PROPOSAL SO QUICKLY? IS IT ACCURATE?

 

Our quotes are fast, real & 100% guaranteed. If we’re wrong with our estimates we will eat the costs of the overages. We have seen and completed so many projects that we are confident in our abilities to estimate a projects timeline and costs after a short conversation with you.

 

WHY IS THE PROPOSAL SO BRIEF? DO YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT I WANT?

 

At Skillionaire, we speak to you in non-technical teams so you know what you will get in return. We believe in clear and concise communication, which means our proposals are shorter than what you’ll see from most development agencies.

 

Engineers

 

HOW EXPERIENCED ARE YOUR ENGINEERS?

 

We make sure that all the engineers that we find and recruit are the best developers online. Skillionaire was built by engineers as a service to find more interesting freelance work. Instead of having to run a business, they could focus on just writing code. Skillionaire would handle the rest. We have vetted our engineers by other top notch engineers and from client feedback. They come from top schools all over the world and have worked for companie like Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb. Many were once startup founders themselves.

 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONNECT ME DIRECTLY TO MY DEVELOPERS?

 

Our engineers prefer to interface with product managers and not directly with clients. That is why they work with clients on Skillionaire and not a developer marketplace. Working with a product manager that can relay messages between yourself, the client, and the engineer ensures that the ideas are completely understood and correctly delivered so tasks are done quickly and efficiently.  

 

WILL YOU TELL ME WHICH DEVELOPERS I WILL WORK WITH ON MY SOFTWARE PROJECT?

 

In most cases we cannot tell which engineer is going to be matched with your project until it starts. We work hard to put together the perfect team for you that efficiently match your needs with an engineers’ capabilities. In addition it doesn’t make a lot of sense to show our engineers a number of projects protected by an NDA which they won’t be working on. We will staff your team with engineers and designers once the first payment is made and we know the project is really happening.

 

Cost

 

HOW CAN YOU DO THIS WORK THIS CHEAP?

 

Design agencies and software development firms have a serious amount of overhead with offices and salaries. We prefer customer referrals and happy clients to large profit margins.

 

THIS IS OUTSIDE MY BUDGET. ARE YOU REALLY WORTH IT?

 

In some cases, a developer marketplaces can beat our pricing with less experienced engineers. From our personal experience and based on what we have heard from many of our customers that these projects often go poorly in terms of communication and execution. The old adage is true that you get what you pay for.

 

WHAT HOURLY RATE DO YOUR DEVELOPERS CHARGE?

 

We don't have an hourly rate because every project we do is fixed-price. We do this to keep your costs fixed and because we will ensure that we understand your project from the start. Our project rates are very reasonable.

 

I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH BUDGET FOR MY PROJECT. CAN WE PARTNER FOR EQUITY?

 

Very rarely will be accept equity but we are open to having this discussion on a project-by-project basis.

 

Design

 

AT WHAT STAGE CAN YOU WORK ON MY DESIGNS?

 

We help at every stage of the design planning to execution process. We can help you create wireframes and designs from scratch or we can integrate your existing designs.

 

CAN YOU INTEGRATE MY DESIGN?

 

Yes, we will happily integrate any of your design work done by another designer. We can integrate your designs that are in PSD or SKETCH format for no fee, but designs provided in a flat format may incur a fee. Just get in touch with us and we can provide an estimate and guidance.

 

Portfolio

 

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

 

You can see some of our work at ­Skillionaire.com/success-stories ­but keep in mind that there are many projects we can’t share due to NDA, and brand name clients we aren’t allowed to publicly disclose. Ask us if you’re curious & we might give you hints ;)

 

HAS SKILLIONAIRE DONE A PROJECT LIKE MINE BEFORE?

 

Our team has overseen and built hundreds of web & mobile apps so there is a good chance we have done a similar project to yours in the past. We have engineers who have designed hardware, like wireless greenhouses to robotic arms, and coded games and websites used by 10 of millions of users.

 

Work style

HOW DO I WORK WITH SKILLIONAIRE?

 

After you make your first deposit your project begins immediately. We will pair you with an experienced product manager who serves as your contact throughout the project. They will ask you some setup questions, make sure they completely understand the project if things have changed, then assemble a design and engineering team to get your project completed as quickly & professionally as possible. You can expect to receive regular updates (at least weekly) with screenshots, a link to the latest code, and a writeup on progress. Satisfaction is guaranteed!

 

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO WORK WITH A PRODUCT MANAGER?

 

It is even better than working directly with an engineer. Product managers are great at digesting what you tell them and delivering it to engineers. Engineers love to write code but not as great at communicating with clients. Your project will have a Silicon Valley grade PM working for you. You will tell one person “make me Facebook for teachers”, and they will just go and make it. That’s how Skillionaires works.

 

HOW OFTEN WILL I RECEIVE UPDATES?

At least weekly if not every few days. Your PM will be there to help you with questions and show you updates. You can contact your PM whenever you have any questions.

 

Maintenance

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PROJECT HAS AN ISSUE AFTER YOU BUILD IT?

 

We’ll fix any bugs with what we’ve built forever.

 

CAN YOU HELP ME ONCE MY SOFTWARE CONTRACT ENDS WITH YOU?

 

Yes, we offer different levels of support and maintenance if you’d like us to do more than just fix bugs.

 

WILL YOU GO OUT OF BUSINESS IN THE MIDDLE OF MY PROJECT?

 

Nope! Skillionaire is well-capitalized company that will be around for years to come.