Hiring a good developer is no small task. You may not know what questions to ask or what answers you’re looking for. There’s plenty of jargon to go around and to make matters worse, you can be quoted some pretty wildly different prices from different people. But you want a great website, so you’re going to need a great developer… the question is, how do you find one? Here are a few tips that you can use to vet the next team you interview, to see if they’re the right one for the job. Hint: it has nothing to do with whether they “know HTML” and everything to do with how they approach your business.
As a small business owner, solo or entrepreneur, you probably wear a lot of hats. You probably do everything from licking the stamps for your envelopes to courting those big clients. Sometimes, doing too much at once can put you in danger of burnout or leave too much room for mistakes. Sometimes, you just need to hire extra help! In today’s guest post, you’ll find some tips for deciding when to hire someone and a couple of ideas for how to go about doing it without going broke or crazy.
Before writing this post I did a quick scan online to see what questions other people were suggesting. What I found interesting was that the questions leaned toward the technical and practical aspects of development, but my questions lean toward the professional and “service side” of development.
When you hire a developer, you should be thinking beyond the rote development of your site to its potential. There are plenty of people who are proficient in HTML, CSS, SEO or [insert acronym and/or technology here] but that doesn’t mean they’re going to build you a successful website.
This is not the same thing as “who’s in charge” or “who’s the boss”. And I mean this in a very literal sense, not as in, “is my web developer a responsible person who can get the job done?” I mean, very specifically, when something goes wrong, when there’s a problem, a delay, an issue, a bug or some other unforeseen event, ask yourself this: who you gonna call?
You’re ready to take your web presence to a new level and you’re looking to hire a company – the right company – to help you do it. But it can be challenging to navigate through the differing opinions, ideas, processes and price points of competing web development companies and almost impossible to make an apples-to-apples comparison when there are so many widely diverse options available.
Choosing a web developer isn’t easy, whether you’re just starting out and need a website to begin marketing your business online, or you’ve been through the ringer before and the thought of muddling through again, even in the name of a much-needed redesign, is enough to make you wish the internet had never been invented.
Finding the right people to help manage your online business isn’t easy. In fact, it’s getting harder every day. To an uneducated consumer, a simple Google search for web design services can be overwhelming. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the things that consumers looking for these services need to be aware of.