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Tips How To Hire the Right Web Developer

Tips How To Hire the Right Web Developer

hire me!By Tom Grasty: Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform. One of our first — and biggest — hurdles was finding someone who could actually build the product my partner and I wanted to bring to market. But the real challenge, we quickly realized, wasn’t just hiring a developer; it was hiring the right developer.

Recently, I was asked by Jason Nazar, founder of Docstoc and a big supporter of the L.A. entrepreneurial community, if I had any tips for hiring the right developer to fill in the gap left on a team that doesn’t have a tech founder on-board at the outset. A short, 3-minute video in which I offer my response can be found at the bottom of this post, but I thought I’d share the four key takeaways with you here:

Recognize Their Worth, Not Their Rate
Money isn’t always the only motivator driving a developer’s decision to join your team. In fact, it’s rarely the main motivator. Yes, the issue of compensation will be one of the first issues to come up. But in my experience, the last thing you want to do is to start negotiating rates right out of the gate.
Why? Because it sends the wrong message. It says this….  

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I'm webmaster and CEO of APPCRAFT, a software web site which offers numerous digital computer software applications of different streams like video editing, developer tools, games, and educational software etc. all available at one place.

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