Building a website is not just about writing few lines of code but it also involves thinking, communicating and working together.
You and your website developer has to work together in order to achieve your desired goals about your website. Thus, hiring a right person or a company for the job becomes important.
Here are few things that you should keep in mind while hiring a website developer:
1. Technical Expertise
Not every business person will be able to understand technical terms spoken by prospective developer but you can ask for past experiences and proofs which will give you a rough idea about the technical expertise of the concerned person.
Mostly undermined but you should ask for availability. That is, how often the developer will be available to answer your calls and at what time. It is also possible that your preferred mode of communication is email but the developer is more of a telephone person. All these things should be discussed before hiring anyone.
This might seem unnecessary now, but when the project starts and your website developer isn’t answering your calls and replying to your update requests then things can get quite frustrating.
You should make it clear to your prospective website developer about your goals and deadlines. Ask beforehand about maximum time required to complete the project and check whether it is aligning with the deadline you have set for the project launch.
4. Payment and budget
After discussing about project ask for the amount payable and mode of payment, whether the website developer will accept payment in installments or together at the end of the project.
Obviously you can’t overshoot your budget, but if the website developer is out of your budget don’t try to bargain, move on and find someone else or some other company.
Hiring a right developer will obviously vary with project specifications but the above listed points are the general things that can be applied to any type of website development or mobile app development project.