There are more than 2,000,000,000 internet users as of March 2011 (Source: Internet World Status). Staggering amount, isn’t it? Imagine, with so many eye balls constantly hooked on the web, your business is sure to grab some attention. To be able to reach out to so many people, you need to be online. And so a website is a necessity for your business.
Now website designing and development is an intimidation job. You will have to entirely devote your time and efforts; this may hamper the development of your business. And, if you are not aware of the latest applications of website development, you are in deep water. So if you are someone who wants to have a fantastic website and lacks technical knowledge. Don’t worry. There are several professionals who are dedicated towards work in creating spectacular websites. And guess what? You can hire them. To hire a dedicated, competent and enthusiastic web developer, you can either seek recommendations from you social circle or search over the net.
These dedicated professionals will work for a fee and be available for specified hours of the day. Now, why the word dedicated? It’s simple. They will work exclusively for you. You can contact them during the decided work hours and get your work done faster. Hiring a dedicated web developer is also cheaper than contracting a website development company or having an in-house development team. You don’t have to worry about the tedious Employee Laws because they are not on your pay-roll. So there is no HR burden and no additional infrastructure is required.
“Many Stone, few diamonds”
You will have to consider certain things before hiring a dedicated web developer.
Your developer should be able to develop your website with the help of CMS. Content Management system will allow you to add, edit or delete content on your website and that too without any requirement of HTML knowledge. Your web developer should be able to communicate well with you. He should be able to clearly understand your requirements and provide you with optimum solutions. He should have the ability to explain you technical matters and solve your queries efficiently.
Check Website and Portfolio
Do you like to go to a dentist, who doesn’t have pearl white teeth or to a gym instructor who is not in his best shape? No;right. Then, why go to a website developer who can’t manage his own website. Check the website for functionality and style. You will also need to go through their portfolio. Check for diversity and ensure that their work exudes quality and innovation.
After these checks, you will have the confidence to hire the professional. Remember that the professional is working entirely for your. So, whenever you have doubts and queries make sure you ask him.
Communication on a regular basis will definitely help your website.
With a hired web developer, you pay less and get quality work. What more do you need?
Go ahead, hire a dedicated web developer and give your business the much needed shot in the arm.
The Author is a Project Manager working with Square One Web Solutions and has interest in developing complex solutions for websites. His expertise lies in Custom Wordpress Themes, Wordpress Theme Development and similar solutions. The Author is available for expert consultations related to E-Commerce and Social enhancement of websites.