How Businesses Find Web Developers for Startups in 2021
By Space Coast Daily // September 27, 2021
Want to know how to succeed in life? Plant a tree, raise a son, build a house…and start a startup! You know what? You don’t even have to bother about the last three if you own a startup that has turned into a unicorn. But if you don’t have a technical background, figuring out how to hire developers is a real challenge.
Don’t worry much, though: that’s why we’re here. We’ll tell you how exactly to find the best web developers for your startup in 2021.
So, let’s not waste much time, here’s the:
Tips and tricks for finding best web developers for your startup
1) Know your product
First things first: you need to know your product before you ask someone else to work on it. The most disturbing thing for a web developer is when the client has no idea what the project is. Remember, you can’t really ask your developer to create an app for your business and leave all the research aspects on him.
Here are two core questions you need to ask yourself first:
■ Do you want an app or a website?
Sometimes you know that you want a digital presence of some sort, but you don’t really know how. The first thing you need to figure out is whether your startup needs an app or a website. Or if you have a website, maybe all you need is a more mobile-friendly version of it?
Sometimes having an app is nothing but a waste of resources. So, sit down with your team and discuss what will be the best solution for your company.
If you figured out that you need an app, here’s what to ask next:
■ Do you want your app to be for Android users, iOS ones or both?
If you know for sure that your startup needs a mobile app, the next question to ask is:
Do you need an Android app or an Apple one?
Of course, you can want to have both, but in that case you’ll need to hire both Android and iOS developers because you want your app to feel native on each of the platforms.
Once you figure that out, it’s time to learn about your own project a little more and:
2) Do your research
If you want to win the competition, you first need to know what the competition is. In other words, you need to research the market and understand how other businesses and startups approached the issue and what solutions they came up with.
Look at the features of the different apps, their target customers, strong sides and weak ones: this will help you create your own app or website more wisely.
And it will also help you understand which programmers you need to hire.
3) Estimate your resources
This step is simple: you need to understand how much time and finances you can allocate to the current project. Do you have enough budget to ask for a long-term commitment and a pretty fancy project? Or do you want to quickly build a simple app in the next couple of months?
These are vital questions because they will directly influence your hiring decision. For instance, if you have enough budget and know that your project is pretty extensive requiring years of hard work, it would be best to hire a full-time senior developer.
On the other hand, we all know that the main philosophy of startups is to experiment more without spending much. So in these cases, your best solution would be to hire a freelance developer who would work for that specific project and leave.
Freelancers are a great option because they provide the same quality of work, but with way more affordable prices and do not mandate any commitment from you.
Once you complete all of these three steps, it’s time to post your job offer out there and prepare yourself for the next steps like conducting an interview, giving a technical task, assessing the soft skills, and so on. But that is a topic for a different article.
For now, just figure out who is the best developer for your startup and what you expect from him. You’ll be surprised yourself how fast you’ll find him!