How to Hire a Good Web Professional for a Job

How to Hire a Good Web Professional for a Job by David Gutierrez.  Available from <> [June 13, 2017]

One of the most difficult tasks I have experienced as an entrepreneur is how to find qualified web specialists for a job. Hiring the right person was a little overwhelming for me, as I had to build my website from the ground without realizing how to do it properly. For a couple of months I have searched through many freelance platforms and organizations to help me create the website, and after some period of research and interviews, I developed my own set of rules that work more than just about anything else.

Tips for Hiring Good Professionals

1. Do Research.

First of all, before I started searching for a web developer, I had to understand what to look for and where to find them. To begin with, you need to realize what set of skills a good developer should possess to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for an SEO specialist or a web developer, as a non-technical person, there is no need for you to understand the ins and outs of the technology. All you have to pay close attention to is in the following list:

Recommendations. Look for the previous work experience of your potential employee. If you have found him on a freelance website such as Upwork or Freelancer, just look at his work history and feedback that his previous employer left.

Portfolio. Ask the candidate for a resume and portfolio of different websites that he has done so that you could know if he is technically able to do it.

Budget.This is the most difficult point as everyone wants to spend as little as possible and still get the impressive result. Remember that you should not depend on the price you have found on the internet or the price that was requested by a candidate. On the contrary, you are the one who sets the price according to your goals and business plan. Moreover, every professional would like to know first how much you can spend before announcing his bid. That’s why first, figure out your budget and then figure out what you can afford.

2. Communicate with Your Candidates.

Second, you should definitely call several different people to make sure if you can get along with them, and whether you have similar communication patterns. A lot of the web development and web content process is understanding and putting the customer’s requirements on paper. That’s why if you are not comfortable when talking to your web developer or you feel that you just don’t match then you definitely should not select him for the job.

3. Have an Objective in Mind.

Third and most important, you should talk with him about results. Remember that your customers come to you for traffic and leads for a website. Therefore, you tell your customers that you know how to build a website that consequently will produce traffic. At this point, it is important to get into web development and content process and to see whether your candidate has the end goal in mind. If the end goal is traffic and leads, then ask whether he knows how to produce traffic and leads on the web. If yes, so maybe he is the guy for you.

Thanks to the wide range of skilled professionals we have an ability to create websites that are both impressive and usable. However, finding a good professional means that you should judge their technical abilities, experience, and work quality. I hope that with my tips and a little of research on freelancer sites you will know how to hire the right professional for your business.


How to Hire a Good Web Professional for a Job by David Gutierrez.  Available from <> [June 13, 2017]