Growing Your Design Business Part 2: Dealing with Developers
- By: Wes McDowell
- Nov 10th, 2014
Rolling right along in our mini-series on growing your design business, the gang has a candid discussion about the often challenging topic of finding and managing web developers. Just like in any profession, there are varying degrees of quality when looking for web developers, so you’ll want to do everything you can to find one of the best!
Wes talks about the troubles he has had in this department, and offers some solid advice on how to navigate around them. Should you pay premium prices for domestic developers, or save some money by going the off-shore route? Would you prefer the flexibility of working with a freelancer, or the stability of working with a development company? We explore all scenarios so you can make up your own mind as to what is important to you.
We also talk about what you’re going to need to provide your developer to get things rolling, as well as how to keep the process running smoothly all the way through the QA phase and finally, website deployment.
We also answer a new listener question about the fine line between inspiration and flat-out stealing.