How to Work with Contract Developers
If I’m unable to create or edit something on Rumpl.com the way I’d like and I’ve reached a dead end with our theme developers and Shogun functionality, then I turn to a contract developer. I use Storetasker to source the best developer or team for the specific job. Here are a few steps to working with a contract developer.
1. Utilize Support
If you are paying for a service or product, you’re paying for support too. Use it! There are times to figure it out on your own and there are times to ask someone. Because we’re a small team and typically have ten things going on at once, utilizing support is the most effective way to get something done.
2. Write a Product Scope
It’s important to define the problem you are trying to solve, the proposed solution, think of repercussions or other consequences of implementing and then quoting out how many hours it’s going to take and the cost.
3. Make a backup
Always backup your theme! Better safe than sorry.
Make sure to test your site across devices, browsers, and with different team members to make sure everything is working how it’s supposed to.
Celebrate and then move onto the next thing that is going to move the needle for the customer and the company!