Have you ever considered hiring a developer? Maybe you’ve considered it, but are on the fence. After all, you figure you’ve DIYed your site up to this point and are totally capable of continuing to do so. What’s the point of bringing on a developer?
Sure, you could continue to DIY you site, but what if I told you hiring a developer could save you time, energy, and your sanity? Not to mention all the other added benefits. Doesn’t that sound amazing?
Kelly of Star Castle Studio and I went live on Facebook to discuss the 5 benefits of hiring a developer. Watch the video below or continue reading.
1. You can focus on what you’re good at
You went into business to do something you love. Something you were good at. But as every business owner knows, running a business is so much more than doing the actual work. You wear a million hats just to keep your business running smoothly.
But when you outsource development, you allow yourself the luxury of focusing on what you’re good at and enjoy. This means you can give your business 100%. All that time and energy that previously went to soul sucking tasks? It can now be used on the tasks that actually matter in your business – the money making ones! Plus you can spend your days doing tasks that you enjoy. Outsourcing development allows you to get back to basics and do what you love (which is likely the reason you started your own business in the first place).
2. Save time! No more endless Googling!
Creating and maintaining a website is a lot of work. And if you’re not a code wizard, there will likely be a lot of Googling. How much time do you waste trying to find the solution on Google only to end up frustrated and without a working site?
When you hire a developer, you get a professional who can tackle all of those tasks for you. What may have taken you hours (or even days) can take a developer minutes, meaning you have a working site a lot sooner. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the stress of trying to get your code working. And without having to Google for hours, think about how much time you’ll now have for other things! Things like making more money or evenings free to spend with family!
3. Added power behind the scenes
Outsourcing to a developer gives you added power behind the scenes. Sure, while a developer can save you time and stress, they’re a great expert to have in your back pocket. Since they code all day, every day, they can spot issues a mile away. That plugin that you insist on installing? If it’s known to interfere with another plugin, they’ll be able to inform you before your site breaks. If you did it yourself? You’d likely be stuck with a broken site and lots of stress. A developer can help prevent that!
A developer also has the added bonus of keeping SEO best practices in mind. While you may just want a working site, they’ll make sure that the site is not only functional, but actually works for you in terms of SEO. They’ll also be able to build your site in a way that makes it easy to update and will be able to clean up any loose ends that had you DIYed yourself, you may have missed.
4. Do the impossible!
When you DIY, you’re often restricted to your own knowledge (or how well you can decipher tutorials). But with a developer, you can do the impossible! That cool feature you want on your site, but have no clue how to accomplish? With a developer it can become a reality! You’ll also no longer be constrained by templates that are not quite the perfect fit. Imagine being able to have your site be build 100% with your goals in mind. Hiring a developer means you can get that custom site that works for you and your business.
5. On-going support
Websites are not static – there are always updates and problems. With a developer on call, you have someone in your corner that can help you when those issues arise. And those small changes you’ll likely have? They won’t become a big to-do because you’ll have someone available to tackle them. Plus, hiring a developer means you have an expert guiding you every step of the way. They know the ins and outs of websites and can help guide you on how best to move forward and make your website dreams happen. And if you hire a particularly helpful one (like me!), you’ll get tutorials and video walkthroughs to help you stay in control of your website. Because there’s nothing worse than having to be at the mercy of a developer for every small update.
Hiring a developer can be incredibly beneficial to the success of your business. You’ll save yourself time and energy, and not to mention, sanity! By outsourcing development, you’ll get an expert on your team who will ensure that your website is working to help you accomplish your goals. If you’re considering hiring out development, get in touch! I’d love to work with you to bring your website dreams to life. And if you’re in need of a new brand in addition to development, I’ve got you covered! I’ve teamed up with Kelly of Star Castle Studio to bring you the Bibbidi Bobbidi Bundle, an 8 week branding, web design, and development package. You’ll get not one, but two experts helping you to take your online presence to the next level. If you’re interested, click here to learn more.