Creating an online store from a freelancer
Here is a finger in the sky - or you will be lucky, or you will spend your time and money on nothing. When choosing a freelancer you should be guided by his experience (as evidenced by reviews on exchanges and portfolios). But even if you go to a specialist with hundreds of positive reviews, you are not deprived of risks:
You can't be sure that the developer will get in touch when you need him;
The collaboration is not legally backed up. You don't enter into a contract for services. Consequently, no one guarantees that the project will be delivered on time or that its cost will not change;
The primary goal of the performer - to receive his income. He is not particularly interested in the success of your business.
All the work on the creation of an online store is done by one person. And this is a big minus. A freelancer can not replace a whole group of people who work in a web studio to create a project. He is not a marketer, so will not do marketing analysis. He will not be able to properly compose the PPM and sales content. Freelancer can be strong in design, but little understanding of the principle of layout, creating error after error in the process. Or, conversely, to be a professional in the layout, but have absolutely no taste, which will affect the design of the site. Of course, there is an option to apply separately to each specialist: a freelance designer, freelancer - programmer. But not the fact that the total cost you will be satisfied and the result will like, because there is an increased risk of errors due to misunderstanding of the specialist, or lack of knowledge of the project idea as a whole.
If you want to save money and plan to order the online store at a low price, then most likely the design will be formulaic. And if you have decided not to save money and turn to a professional, which is recommended by hundreds of companies, then be prepared to spend money. Professionals who know their capabilities and understand what results you will achieve on their basis, may offer their services at inflated prices. Yes, as a result you will get a cool online store. But you are not immune from the risks in any case.