A comprehensive guide by John Hooley, CEO

The $1,200 Hiring Lesson

Last year, I hired a WordPress developer on a trial basis. She had risen to the top after screening more than 50 other candidates. She was a freelancer with a good resume who seemed to have the capacity that we needed.

After the first week, I said, “Thank-you for your time,” and fired her.

I felt terrible about it, but she was unreliable and not competent enough to work in the capacity that we needed her to.

The whole experience cost a little over $1,200.

It was another lesson in how challenging it is to find good help. And it’s actually a pretty cheap lesson because working with the wrong developer can be a lot more expensive.

Tips & Tricks From 9+ Years of Hiring Experience

Over the past 9 years, I’ve hired employees, freelance developers, and even other WordPress companies.

Like in my example above, I don’t always get it right. But I’ve learned a lot about how to find a WordPress developer and I’ve hired some excellent help.

In this guide, you’ll learn a lot. Including:

  • How the “mountain lake” approach will save you from wasting time and money on a bad developer.
  • Exactly what you should expect to pay a freelancer or WordPress development company in $/hour.
  • 3 ways to get referrals for developers when you don’t know anyone in the industry.