Reasonably priced website (wordpress) developers?

  1. Hello fellow nurse entrepreneurs! I've recently switched my business site to a self-hosted site and I am so lost!!! Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably priced Wordpress site developer? Thanks!
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   pmabraham
    Good day:

    There are four groups on LinkedIn that may be able to help you narrow down whom to hire.

    WordPress | LinkedIn - WordPress

    Wordpress Experts | LinkedIn - WordPress Experts

    WordPress Helpdesk (without the b.s.) | LinkedIn - WordPress Help Desk

    WordPress Problem Solver | LinkedIn - WordPress Problem Solver

    When I was the steward (CEO) of Dynamic Net, Inc. we found a reasonably priced developer using the above four groups.

    If you are in the U.S. I strongly recommend using only U.S. based people who do not outsource any of their work overseas.

    I strongly recommend you check designer references; AND, you make sure there is a procedure in place that you receive proof of purchase and copyright use paperwork for any images used on the site (I've personally witnessed horrors where one of our clients used a designer that could not provide proof of purchase & copyright use where our client was sued -- and lost -- for double digit thousands of dollars; it could have been more if the law firm on the other side thought they could get more).

    While most designers use an hourly rate, they often invoice by the project; and you want me make sure of the project phases as well as milestones.

    One benchmark is to take the overall project cost divided by the number of pages for the site. If the per page price is less $50.00, then something is fishy (i.e. like seeing a gas station offering gas at $1.00 per gallon where other stations are charging $5.00). If the price is more than $500.00 per page, then that's probably too high unless you have a lot of specialized application (which is not HTML web pages) being done to integrate with databases.

    Thank you.
  4. by   tlancio
    Do you really want to hire a web developer? Self hosted wordpress is not that difficult, what do you need help with. I may be able to give you an answer for free. I have 3 sites.
  5. by   Designer NP
    I didn't like WordPress when I had it.

    I currently use Wix and I love it. It's simple to customize and I had my site up and going in no time.

    If you would like to see it PM me.
  6. by   overtonis
    I purchased solostream wordpress theme and was happy with it. The cost was about $80. Gave my website a professional look without costing me thousands. You still want to know the in and outs of wordpress as there are lots of updates for plugins. Good luck.