Thanks to the ubiquity of sites like Upwork and PeoplePerHour, it’s not very difficult to find someone who claims to have the skills to develop your WordPress website. They claim to be understanding WordPress, though they might not know everything you need to know about WordPress.
Since anyone can claim they have WordPress developer skills, you’ll need to figure out how you can hire the right developer to build your website.
Why Is Finding A Good Developer So Hard?
Lots of people claim they know how to be a WordPress developer even though they may not know certain tenets of effective web design, or even how to build proper responsive websites. But lack of skills is not what makes finding a good developer difficult.
Most web developers are freelancers living in developing countries. Hiring a full time web developer to work for you locally will not be cheap, so these freelancers from other countries fill the gap. They may very well have all the technical skills needed, but they still might not be a good fit.
First, time zone issues can be a problem. A freelance web developer may be in a country with a 12 hour time zone difference, basically guaranteeing that the changes you want to be made will be delayed by a day. Second, you are not the freelancer’s only client so your work may not take priority. Third, communication is often a big problem as cultural norms and language barriers can cause a rift in communication.
What WordPress Developer Skills Should You Look For?
● The ability to effectively communicate in your language
● A willingness to respond during business hours in your time zone
● Projects that they’ve worked on, and proof that they were the ones who worked on them
● Testimonials from other clients talking about their work
One of the best ways to make sure that you get good results from your WordPress developer is to hire a WordPress development agency in your local area. Many of them use contract work, too, but they have systems in place to make sure they can provide good service to their clients.
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