Where is the best place to find freelance website developers with affordable rates?
We are a design agency that has been in business for the past 8 years. We are based in VA and NC, but serve clients all over the US. When we first began and up until about 1 year ago, it was mainly my husband and myself doing all the work. Now we have added more team members and are looking for good quality people to have on our sub contract list. Primarily right now I'm looking for simple HTML/CSS developers. I've looked into using Elance/Odesk and also Peopleperhour.com, but really I just want to have a list of people to go through and pick from them the best fit for us to have on hand for later. The problem with Elance and places like that is that I do not have an actual project yet. I just want to connect with people for future reference. Any suggestions on where to find these people that would be quality at an affordable price?
As long as you have a steady workflow it shouldn't be too terribly difficult to provide simple projects to new developers as you're going through your vetting process. I own a small software development company in Maryland and over the years my process has always involved introducing new developers to either mock projects that I've created to test skills and ability or small components of existing projects.
Whether your recruitment process includes Elance, Craigslist, local networking events, or even hosting your own tech meetups, it's almost impossible to identify a qualified candidate without some type of vetting process.
So, consider looking at the problem from a different angle and your current issue might disappear.
Hope this helps!
What would you consider to be a reasonable price? I am in Sweden, so I am a bit curious on the prices in the US.
However, I must agree with Ray Gulick on the definition of best price.
We actually partner up with various design firms in addition to providing an end-to-end solution for our own clients. We generally handle projects on an estimate basis, and we make ourselves available for questions during your estimate phase unlike the sites you pointed out. The reason we don't do hourly rate is that things could get out of hand. The best way is to define an agreed upon scope with your client and then subcontract the work with a profit in mind on your end. Not to mention, you get someone based here in the US and someone dedicated to your account. If you are interested in keeping us in mind. You can visit our site at volumesquared.com. Also, you can find out more about our client testimonials/recommendations by connecting with me on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/kapang/). Let me know if you have any questions for us as well. Best, Ka (pangATvolumesquaredDOTcom)
Hi, my name is Jonathan Kongolo, I live in Norway and I'm a IT student.. I'm a web developer but not a designer. I own a private company " Meta data development". I have many experience with html, css and more.
Rates are perhaps the least important aspect of finding a web developer you can work with on an ongoing basis. Ahead of rates are experience, trustworthiness, recommendations from other clients, timeliness, and expertise. A combination of those in a developer you might want to work with a second time are not likely to be the "best price," if by that, you mean "cheap."