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The Challenge of finding, ‘good’ off-shore developers

It is not easy to find GOOD developers to work on your site – trust me. It takes a lot of time to find developers, filter through them, find ones with the right skills, who are honest and reliable, and who do a good job, on-time, and of course, for the right price.

There are indeed various services on-line to help you – like O-desk or E-lance for example – but you will find that you spend DAYS, WEEKS and MONTHS trying them out to discover that most of them are very challenging to work with…

I like them, they are usually lovely people. But you can be sure that they rarely follow instructions, rarely deliver on-time, often do things they are not asked to do, and regularly submit work which is either of poor quality or with obvious mistakes. Some will even go ahead and work unauthorised hours doing things they didn’t say would take so long, and still expect to be paid.

It is a hassle – trust me. One has to then go back and do the same job over again, and spend the time explaining the mistakes, or finding a new developer. Over and over again. It really takes effort and good management to find the good ones who will follow instructions, who have a good eye for design and that have good atttention to detail. There is always a period of training required to get them up to these standards, and this is not something that you want to have to do. Trust me. Well, unless you have loads of spare time.

Above and beyond all that – the real skill comes in the concepts and ideas, the look and feel, the design and flow, the content, findability, knowledge on the most efficient and effective ways to share and use the site (and other web geography) – and the collection and retention of customers. This is what we do at Magic Eye Marketing – when we are not managing those pesky developers….



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