If you can just get it to market, you’ll sell thousands of copies. The idea is that good.
The problem is, you don’t know how to code. In fact, just looking at code gives you a headache.
Does that mean your idea has to die, destined to never see the light of day?
It doesn’t have to be that way, especially if you take advantage of the many freelance sites that are out there. Using these sites you can easily hire a programmer for a reasonable price to implement your idea. These sites enable you to grow your business without you have to have all the required expertise yourself.
Since they have merged with Elance, they have become the largest freelance site in the world. This means they have an enormous pool of developers to choose from, which makes things much easier for you.
The reason why I enjoy using ODesk is that it’s easy to use.
I just signed up for an account and posted my project requirements. I got several candidates for my job, and I interviewed the best ones. After interviewing, I picked the best candidate and hired him. After a few weeks, he had completed my project… a full fledged working wordpress plugin.
The whole process was super easy. Plus, I had the contact of an excellent developer which I’ll be sure to use in the future.
The secret to succeeding with ODesk is the hiring process. You’re going to get a lot of candidates since the talent pool is pretty large.
The first thing you want to ensure is that your candidates are actually reading your job description. There’s a lot of people on the site who will just respond to any type of job post which actually reading your requirements.
So what I like to do, is include some sort of code word at the bottom of my job posting which the candidate is supposed to include in their response. This weeds out a lot of candidates.
Next, you need to have a solid interview process. Especially for programming jobs, because you really need to validate the skills that the candidate says they have.
Even better, see if they have created some other plugins before and ask them for a link. Then download the plugin yourself, and test it out on your own site to see how it works.
Look at the UI and see if it’s easy to use. Then browse through the source code and see if the code is well organized. All these are important when picking a good developer.