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Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant
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Hiring the Right WordPress Consultant

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Tips for both clients and consultants/developers on how to hire and be hired for WordPress Consulting.

Tips for both clients and consultants/developers on how to hire and be hired for WordPress Consulting.

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  • 1. THE RIGHT CONSULTANTSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 2. CODY LANDEFELD OWNER/DIRECTOR AT CODYL 10+ YEARS BUILDING FOR THE WEB 7+ YEARS BUILDING WITH WORDPRESS PHOENIX, AZ // CODYL.COM // @CODYLSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 3. WHAT IS A WORDPRESS CONSULTANT? codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 4. PEOPLE WHO DO AWESOME STUFF WITH ...and talk on cell phones while wearing a suit. codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 5. THE WIDE WORLD OF WORDPRESSS codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 6. THE WIDE WORLD OF WORDPRESSS •17% of the web uses WordPress • WordPress is easy to use / This is good and bad • WordPress has a vast community of developers contributing to it’s core to make it better continually. (Please thank them today!) codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 7. START WITH THE BAD... codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 8. INCORRECT ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING WORDPRESS codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 9. INCORRECT ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING WORDPRESS 1. WordPress is free so it’s cheap or easy to develop with. 2. I can do anything I want to do with plugins! 3. I don’t need to hire a developer. I can develop my own site (maybe?) 4. WordPress is easy to set it and forget it! No need for updates. 5. All WordPress themes are created equal. codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 10. RUN AWAY FROM THESE GUYS! codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 11. NOW ON WITH THE GOOD... codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 12. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WORDPRESS CONSULTANT? codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 13. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WORDPRESS CONSULTANT? • Above all - Adding value to your project / company • Actual consultation. Project planning, discovery, organization, etc • Proof of experience working with WordPress • Advice regarding off - the - shelf WordPress themes • Experience with different types of projects - E-Commerce / Mobile / Applications, etc codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 14. GOOD QUESTIONS TO ASK A WORDPRESS CONSULTANT? codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 15. GOOD QUESTIONS TO ASK A WORDPRESS CONSULTANT? • How long have you worked with WordPress? • Do you or your team primarily work with WordPress? • What is your speciality with WordPress? Themes? Plugins? Both? You don’t need to be the expert, but good questions will help you gain confidence in the right fit. codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 16. CONSEQUENCES OF NOT HIRING A GOOD WORDPRESS CONSULTANT... codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 17. CONSEQUENCES OF NOT HIRING A GOOD WORDPRESS CONSULTANT... • You are left to be the expert of web development and projects when you should be focused on being an expert. • You miss your deadlines and have less time for Reddit and cat videos on YouTube. • And other things... codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 18. PRO TIPS FOR BEING A GREAT CLIENT! codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 19. PRO TIPS FOR BEING A GREAT CLIENT! • Plan and schedule your project properly ;) • Reference requirements in design - desktop / tablet / mobile, etc. • Hire a killer designer, not a killer for a designer. Thank me later. • Identify a clear time table for your project, so your consultant places you in priority. • Seek a collaborative approach with building your project. codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 20. QUESTIONS? codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 21. QUESTIONS? codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13
  • 22. THANKS! codyl.com | @codyl #wcsdSaturday, March 23, 13

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