The website of a business signifies its brand-name more in the current world, than even its physical presence. A business’ website is also its linkage to customers from outside its home territory. But just as a good architect is required to build a good office, it is also necessary to hire the right web developer. But what are the steps involved?
Assess your requirements: What kind of development are you looking for? Do you wish to create a static website or e-commerce site? What programming language would you prefer to use?
Coding: Are you opting for open-source development or completely on the hard code? Determine open source code will suit your project the more, or actually limit its productivity? Pick your line of programming accordingly to chose developers who have expertise in the line you prefer.
Experience: Do those developers have prior experience in working on similar projects? Take a look at their work and see if it can meet the parameters of your project. A developers portfolio will give a good look into the quality of work they can offer within the stipulated time.
Proper understanding: This is no child’s play. You are handing over a project worth huge amounts to a third party. Make sure you know them well and they understand your needs equally well. The milestones and project documentation can give each side a better understanding. You may also need to interview them beforehand.
The local trends: Research and analyze the local hosts in hiring a developer. Will it be more profitable to hire local developers or take a move toward outsourcing? The latter can be preferred, as besides the lower investment, it can also attract a pool of talent from across the world.
Full time or part-time: Developers may be hired for an entire project, or for for stages of it, based on your requirements. Analyze your objectives, the time-frame and the amount you are ready to invest on it. A proper decision can ensure that the flow of the project isn’t affected.
A single developer or the company? A single developer may be hired from a company or the company itself may be hired. Each has its own pros and cons. Nevertheless, choosing a single developer or just a freelancer needs more examination for the right candidate and can be time consuming.
Do they have the means? Do the developers you hire have enough access to the latest technology? Is the company you hire equipped with the proper infrastructure? These questions will play large roles in ensuring that your project is completed with quality within the determined time.
Study its reviews: What is that developers or company’s reputation? What do their former clients have to say about their previous projects? It would be unwise to hire developers with poor records or bad reviews. Otherwise, there would be no point in the total investment.
Keep the pricing last: Your budget and the price charged by these developers for your project should be the last priority. You shouldn’t let this be a reason for lowering your project’s quality. Besides, is that party enabled to handle legal issues such as copyrights and document issues?