Things to Keep in Mind when Hiring Web Developer
You might think that working with a web developer is just like trying out some new hairstylist. If you are excited with the new hairstyle that your hairstylist has provided you, you go and ask her name. After that you go and refer the hairstylists name to others. This is exactly what happens when you plan to hire a web developer. We always trust friend’s recommendations and therefore, tend to hire web developers from there.
1 > Experience – An experienced designer will hold more skills to build a sophisticated looking and functioning site. They will have more tools and tricks to facilitate you in accomplishing your business goals.
Here are few questions that you can ask your web developer before hiring:
> Do they actually hold a designer portfolio?
> Do you like the Designer’s own business website?
> How long are they involved into website designing?
> How many sites they have developed?
> What are the regions of web development they are specialized in?
Though the whole set will not give you detailed answers to it but, you will obviously get an idea. You will get an insight of the kind of work they do.
2 > High Quality Customer Service – Apart from experience, high quality customer service is also important. You can ask for references and give them a call. After calling do ask them whether your web developer is responsive to their requirements and assists them with their needs.
3 > Professional, Original Website Design – Ask the developer whether it’s his original website design. Remember, only a skilled web developer will have a good sense of page layout, have knowledge on color schemes and hold tasteful graphics that will enhance your site.
4 > Marketing Power – If you own a site that will never do you good unless you can create steady stream of traffic to it. Here are a range of questions that will give you knowledge on the range of marketing assistance the developer will give you.
> What search engines does they present to?
5 > Creativity – Another thing that your web developer should know is how creative is your web developer. Unless to tend to become an experienced marketer you will require help from a developer.
6 > Communication skills – How easy is your developer talking to you? If your developer holds good communication skills you will feel comfortable working with him or her. But, if the situation is not you will be in serious trouble.
7 > Time Frame of Completion of work – Ask you developer on how long the development process with take.
But, above all these you need to do your homework carefully and know what exactly you require to do in your site. After you fix your requirements hire web developers.
Originally posted 2013-03-27 15:38:00.