Finding Affordable Developers To Improve Your Web Site Or Blog

By Michael Fleischner

When it comes to the web site development, I don't know a lot from a technical perspective. As a result, Ive always had to rely on others to do the work for me. This can be a challenging process as resources change and needs change as well.

The good news is that I have found, through the suggestion of others, a way to get access to some of the leading resources for web development throughout the world. By using these resources, I have a significant advantage over most because I'm able to get what I need, when I need it, at an affordable price. When you're trying to get something done, you need to know where to go and what to do.

The first place to start is with a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish. This took me a long time to understand but it comes in handy for finding the right resources at the right price. If you start with only a vague notion of what you are trying to achieve, your results will be less than ideal and costs can spiral out of control. The best bet is to create an excel spreadsheet listing each task to be completed and specifically what it will look like when its done.

Once you've created a complete document of what you want and what it should look like when it's done, you're ready to find some qualified developers to help you create what you need. The best resources that I've found for finding qualified developers is eLance.com and GetAFreelancer.com. Both sites cost nothing to join and give you access to developers all over the world. Not only can you find people who are qualified to do the work, but they are much more affordable than what you're used to paying. I've gotten many projects done for about 30 percent of domestic quotes.

Things happen rather quickly on eLance and related sites. Once you place your bid you will receive a number of proposals to do the work. Many people wonder how to effectively chose which company to award their bid. I like to throw out the most and least expensive proposals and focus on those in between. Sites like eLance offer feedback ratings and most companies provide samples of their work. Be careful to review the samples and make sure they relate to the job you've posted. If the company has a good feedback rating from a large number of people, you're sure to have a positive experience.

After submitting a number of projects and having more work done in this fashion, you will find a short list of providers that have really come through for you. Ive develop relationships with development firms that have done a good job, giving them more and more business. Once you reach that point, you can ask them to include a proposal on any bid you submit or work with them directly.

Finding resources to help with your development project are easy. You will have to work a little harder to ensure that they are delivering what you've asked for, especially if they are half way around the world. Build milestones and communicate with your developers every day and you are sure to have a successful experience. - 29856

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