It’s scary, isn’t it?
Hiring a software developer.
They’re expensive. And it’s hard to separate those who are good vs. those who can talk a good game.
But let’s face it.
If you’re looking to incorporate an app into your service offering, or streamline your operations, then you’ll need to hire a developer.
I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that it’s going to be entirely painless. It’s going to require some trial and error.
However, I’ve laid out seven steps in this article that will help you successfully outsource software development on a budget.
Search Your Network
Finding a developer is scary. Most of us looking to hire developers don’t have a background in software or engineering, which makes finding someone “good” difficult.
Most of us don’t know the difference between scalable code and gobbledygook. So finding someone you trust is imperative.
That’s why you want to start with your personal network.
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Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before:
A friend says: “It must be so nice to work from home, I wish I could do that!”
I usually chuckle and think to myself “if you only knew.”
Sure, working from home has clear advantages:
You don’t have to deal with the stress of a morning commute.
If you have kids, then you can make sure they are safely on board the bus.
You have the freedom to do things that you wouldn’t normally be able to do if you had to head to an office every day.
But that’s not to say that working from home isn’t without it’s disadvantages to. Most notably, it’s easy to get caught in a routine that is not overly productive. If you’re feeling tired, the couch is right next to you.
Another danger that I experience is that if I’m not careful, I’ll go days without leaving the house, affecting both my mood and my productivity.
After working from home for a few years, I’ve developed some tips and tricks to help me become a more productive entrepreneur.
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Here’s a myth:
Advertising is way too expensive for small business owners and solopreneurs.
In the past that might have been the case. Many small business owners and solopreneurs wouldn’t have had access to the advertising mediums available – namely expensive print ads, radio ads, and television ads.
However, with social media, blogs, and other advanced technologies, advertising has become much more affordable to the average small business owner.
Not only is it a viable way to grow your business, but it can be an extremely profitable way to grow.
Below are five affordable advertising platforms that small business owners can use to get new customers, generate profits, and grow their business.
Have you ever noticed the ads on the sides of your favorite blogs and thought: this blog would be perfect to advertise my products and services on?
If you’re like me, you must think that to advertise on one of these blogs would cost you a fortune.
Buysellads.com allows you to buy ads on third party blogs without breaking your budget.
Here’s how it works:
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