Yesterday, we talked about the differences between WordPress Developers, Programmers, and Designers. Today, we’ll talk about how to tell if you should hire them full-time, part-time, or on a per-project basis.
Once you have a good idea of what type of developer you need, consider how many hours you’ll need them to work. Furthermore, consider whether the tasks you need them to carry out will be routine or periodic.
So, before you start your project, write down your management process and assign someone to manage your developer. From there, you can proceed with finalising your term requirements.
Full-Time vs. Part-Time vs. Project-Based
As mentioned earlier, think about what you need for your website. Do you just need it to be mostly static, offering up information about your company and its offerings? Are you simply looking to just establish an online presence with the most basic functions?
If the answer to this is “yes,” then go ahead and hire a project-based developer to build your initial website. After that, they can simply hand over the keys to you or to whoever is in charge of the website.
On the other hand, if you need your website to have a handful of active functions, a part-time developer might be a better addition to your team. They can simply devote part of their day to ensuring that the said features are still functioning as they should be.
Of course, you’ll need a full-time developer if a great deal of your business derives from your website (e.g., e-commerce sites, trading sites, etc). This way, s/he will be able to carry out regular maintenance as well as add new functions if needed.
Lastly, some projects will require both frontend and backend developers. The former is in charge of the website’s functions while the latter takes care of data storage. Should this be the case, you may want to get one full-time lead developer who can manage other freelance developers you might need to hire later.
A Few Pointers About Hiring Remotely
Hiring remotely allows you to maximise your cost-benefit ratio and also expand your reach. When geographical boundaries aren’t an issue, you can opt to hire the best developer in a region rather than in your neighbourhood.
However, there are some things you need to make allowances for when hiring remotely.
First of all, remote work can be draining and isolating. Since most remote developers work from home, they don’t really have daily meetings or water cooler chats to break up the day’s monotony.
To combat this, it’s best to hire someone who can motivate themselves. When interviewing, ask candidates about what they do to keep themselves focused while working. You may also want to periodically check in with your remote developers just to keep them in the loop.
Second, make sure you and your remote developer are able to communicate effectively. Language barriers or hard-to-understand accents can greatly delay a project’s progress or result in costly mistakes. This is why video interviews are advisable. They can help you gauge a candidate’s English language proficiency more effectively (while testing if their internet connection is stable, which is another factor for successful remote working relationships).
Lastly, it’s always advisable to have non-disclosure agreements or NDA’s in place. Your remote developer should be obliged to keep all information that they encounter on the job confidential. There are templates for such legal documents online, or you can simply avail of the ones we have on hand.
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