Finding Part-Time Developers

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When it comes to your website or your app you need the right team on board to help you along. You want to be sure that you are keeping all of your systems working correctly, right? And that means making sure you have developers on your team who can take charge of whatever is happening with your website and your apps. But do you really need someone on staff full-time? Chances are you might not.

Where Part-Time Developers Are

There are plenty of freelance websites that you can check out when it comes to hiring a part-time person for just about any task. After all, you want to make sure you’re getting someone who can do the job, but you don’t necessarily want someone that you have to pay all the time when you don’t need them to work all the time. With a freelance website like Upwork, Fiverr, or any of the many others out there you can find someone only when you need them.

Another option is to hire someone through a standard job site. You can post that you need a part-time developer on sites like LinkedIn, Job Search, and more. These websites offer you plenty of options when it comes to locating someone that fits your needs and they have more standard job openings available. That can be great for more regular needs. So, if you’re going to need your developer to work set hours you can post on one of these job boards.

Either one of these options will help you find someone who has the qualifications that you need. You just need to make sure that you create a posting that really sells what you’re looking for so you can find the right person (or people) to fill out your team.

Why Hire Through a Freelance Service

The great thing about these websites is that you get to choose what you’re looking for. If you want someone for one-off jobs you can hire them for that. This is great for some of the more complex projects where you might need a bit of extra support but when you know you’re not going to need a lot of extra support later on. You can just work with them when you need them and then you can hire someone else the next time you need a project taken care of.

If you’re looking to hire someone that can take on more extensive work for you on a more regular basis you may want to look at a part-time developer. This is someone that’s going to be working on your website or your app more regularly, but not quite all the time. You can set up hours that work for your needs or even have them as more of an on-call service when you’re in need of something. Either way, you’ll find that you have someone with the right skills to get you where you need to be.

Why Hire Through a Job Board

Job boards can be good if you’re looking for a regular position and have set hours that you’re looking to fill. While these job boards do often allow for freelance or one-off jobs, that’s not really what they’re designed for. You want to make sure that you are working with someone who can do the job the way you want and get everything done in a timely manner as well. And working through a job board gives you the opportunity to do a little bit of preliminary screening before you even start talking to a potential. You can set up the system to screen some out for you.

Screening Potentials

Once you’ve decided where you’re going to look for part-time developers it’s time to start screening out what you’re actually looking for. You want to make sure that you get someone who can do the type of work that you’re looking for, which means having a good idea of what you actually want to be done. You may find that the right developer needs specific qualifications or certifications in order to know how to do the tasks you’re looking for. Or they might not be required.

You get to decide what you need and then you can set up those criteria on your job posting and screen out those who don’t quite fit what you’re looking for. Once you know what you want, you can talk with different developers as well and find out what they have to offer. While some might have the certifications you want, others might have the first-hand experience that works even better than a traditional certificate.

Also, make sure that you find out about their availability. Someone who is looking for work through a job board is likely going to have a lot more availability and be looking for more regular work. On the other hand, someone who is looking for work on a freelance website might be looking for less work or for one-off jobs. You want to know what time they have available compared to the time that you’re going to need them.

Finding What You Need

In the end, there are plenty of great places where you can look for a part-time developer. You just need to make sure that you’re doing your research before you hire them. After all, finding someone who can take on the role isn’t going to be difficult. Finding the right person to fit your needs, however, might take a bit more work.

Part-time developers are surely going to make your job a whole lot easier, as long as you know what you’re doing and what you’re getting into before you decide to hire them. Just take the time to think about what your website really needs and then start looking at the qualifications necessary to get your system on the right track. You’ll definitely be glad you went to the extra trouble of considering plenty of different options along the way.

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Originally published at Upstack.co on Feb 14, 2022, by Samantha Dewitt.