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Building a website with a freelancer

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by iamthesuark, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. iamthesuark

    iamthesuark Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was recently wanting to try something new.

    Since there are so many things happening in my life now, I really do not have the amount of time and patiency needed, so I was thinking of hiring a freelancer, either from here or from somewhere else, which could build me a commerce website on Wordpress.

    I know what I want and I know how it should look, however I am not in the position to do it as of right now.

    Does any of you have an experience with hiring a freelancer for building your website? Does it work well? How much did it cost?

    Please let me know,
    -iamthesuark
     
  2. mon3y4me

    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    Added you on skype, I can help you with this. :)
     
  3. iamthesuark

    iamthesuark Regular Member

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    Thanks, I am not looking for a freelancer now, but for advice from people, which have experienced that :)
     
  4. EverestOnline

    EverestOnline Junior Member

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    It usually takes 7 days to work on an ecommerce website using WP. However, this can change,especially if there are revisions as well as additional requirementsthat will entail additional work. Some charge on an hourly basis, some for a fixed price. It depends.
     
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    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've hired many freelancers for my projects and one thing is sure : the end result is never exactly what your hoping for. You often have a clear image in your mind that will be needed to be detailed as much as possible from the beginning if you don't want to be disappointed.
    I now only hire freelancers for work that requires low amount of supervision, or low-end work.
     
  6. virtualgeorge

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    The best thing to do is ask around and try to find some one that has already done work for one of your friends so you know what to expect. Just like you would if you were going to the dentist or getting your car fixed.

    I do web design and get a lot of referrals so don't freelance but often have to hire programmers when I get backed up with too much work or for boring jobs I don't like :) I have hired way more boneheads than qualified individuals but you never know until you start working with them.

    When you post on a freelancer site you will get a lot responses where they don't even read your requirements and just post a portfolio. Usually the portfolio is just a bunch of basic themes with images from themeforest or just easy basic template designs. Just from my experiences, these guys are usually bad or you get something simple you could have done your self.

    Or they say they have a "team" of developers so then they are just outsourcing which means they are not experts and the job will take a loooong time as you relay info between them and the guys actually doing the work.

    Try to find someone that does the work themselves & not outsourced and that can show you examples of unique work they did themselves.

    I would also tell them that you are not going to pay anything until a working sample that you are happy with has been provided. A lot of them want 1/2 or more upfront but I NEVER do that and if they are good and confident then they wont have a problem since they know you will be happy.

    I get a lot of clients that come to me for websites that first hired a "team" that delivered crap quality or took months and many that paid $500 up front then received anything or got tired of waiting. Don't pay up front unless they were recommended by someone you know.

    I get a lot of people that come to me after hiring on craigslist too that paid a lot of front but the developer never delivered.
     
  7. timn421

    timn421 Newbie

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    I used a freelancer site for mine. It was a pretty difficult site to build, but after the auction I had a few good choices from the bids. Usually the good guys are busy, so you have to have a lot of patience because they are juggling multiple jobs. He was very nice and pretty easy to work with. Site was based off wordpress, but I did have to do some simple coding after the fact to get some stuff done that he didn't do or something that I forgot to test while he was building it. If you know something about developing or can read a .css file, then I would consider this route.