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10 Things To Know BEFORE Hiring A Freelance Programmer
By: Robert Plank
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    10 Things To Know BEFORE Hiring A Freelance Programmer

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    To avoid the same mistakes I see marketers making over and over again, there are a few things you need to know before you hire that eLance, Scriptlance, or RentACoder software developer.

    Law 1: Your software needs to be created in small steps.

    It's more expensive that way, but at least you can get your version 1.0 out with the basic features. Once you have that base just pay the programmer on a case-by-case basis depending on which SMALL feature you want to add.

    Get your version 1.0 working, fully error-free, tested, and SELLING with the site live before adding features for version 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, etc. When you move on to these newer versions make sure it is all error free and selling on your site before continuing.

    After the initial version has been written you will know exactly what you're paying for.

    Keeping it simple allows you to be very specific about what you want your script to do without overloading the programmer with details.

    Small steps also mean any changes to your software project will happen fairly quickly. If they don't, you can ditch an unreliable programmer without losing months of time.

    Law 2: Programming will cost you money.

    Every once in a while some guy I used to do programming for but haven't had time for in a while tells me about a programmer in India, or Russia or some other place who spent a day writing a script and it all cost him a grand total of... 6 dollars.

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