So you’ve decided you are ready to begin outsourcing to a WordPress developer, but now what? How do you even start the process?
First, you need to decide who you want to work with. I would start with Google or ask some of the other people in your niche if they use a developer and if they have been happy with them. Make a list of 2-3 developers that you would be interested in working with.
Next, reach out to the developers to see if they are taking on new clients, ask them how their process works, what they do and don’t do, what they charge, etc. The developer you decide to work with is going to be a critical partner in your business so you want to make sure that you trust them and are comfortable working with them.
Take all the information they gave you and then go back and see who’s going to work best with what you are needing. Do they offer the tasks you need them to take care of? Can their process work with how you and your client work together? Can you accommodate what they charge in what you’ve been charging? These are all important items to consider.
Once you decide who to work with it’s time to pick a project to bring them in on and see how it goes. One thing to realize is this first project probably won’t go as smoothly as future projects. You all are creating a process together and there will be some rough edges to smooth out. But you can consider this a test project to see if you think this will work. You also might allow a little extra time for this project to take care of any issues that might come up as you are figuring it all out.
Hopefully, after a project or two you both start getting into the rhythm of working together and you can create a process that works for both of you.
Do you have questions on how to make this work or want to hire someone to help with your development? Reach out and let me know how I can help!