In this podcast episode, digital marketing and entrepreneurship expert Nicola Cairncross discusses the benefits of working with a remote WordPress developer instead of finding one locally. She explains that remote communication can be more efficient and provides tips on how to vet potential developers and ensure they are a good fit for your business. Nicola also advises listeners to consider hiring a remote WordPress developer for a small project to test their skills and establish trust. She emphasizes the importance of having a simple agreement in place and warns against custom coding. Nicola concludes by inviting listeners to visit WPExpertUK.com for more info and to consider working with her as a marketing partner.
“Do we value our reputation as much as someone who lives locally? Yes, we absolutely do. It’s a lot easier to ruin someone’s reputation online if they haven’t done a good job and my reputation online is extremely important to me. I protect it at all costs, mainly by making sure that my clients are always, always happy.”Nicola Cairncross
The Benefits of Working with a Remote WordPress Developer [00:00:46] Nicola explains why it’s important to look for an experienced and organized remote WordPress developer, and how remote communication can be more efficient.
The Nature of the Beast [00:02:10] Nicola talks about the nature of a WordPress developer, who is likely to be an introvert and highly organized, and why they prefer remote work.
How to Vet Potential Developers [00:06:54] Nicola provides tips on how to vet potential developers, including looking at their communication style and having a Zoom meeting at the beginning.
Establishing Trust [00:07:42] Tips on how to vet potential developers and establish trust, including having a simple agreement and avoiding custom coding.
Productized Services [00:09:10] Importance of knowing exactly what you’re getting for your money, including extras like marketing tips, and looking for testimonials with specific results.
Effective Systems [00:09:51] Importance of having effective systems in place and finding a developer who talks in terms of systems to ensure a business-like arrangement.
“Your WordPress developer should be a trusted partner to try and help you improve your marketing online and attract clients online and create leads online of people who might turn into clients in the future so you’ve got to view this as a business-like arrangement.”Nicola Cairncross
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Welcome back, everyone! It’s Nicola Cairncross here, and today I wanted to share with you some valuable insights that arose during a conversation with one of my clients. We were discussing their struggle to find a reliable WordPress developer for their website. They expressed frustration in locating a trustworthy professional nearby. This led to an exploration of the benefits of working with a remote WordPress developer and how to identify the right fit for your business. So, let’s dive into it!
Many clients believe that finding a WordPress developer near their location is the ideal solution. They perceive it as convenient, assuming they can drop off materials, have in-person meetings, and rely on the developer’s local reputation. However, there are misconceptions in this thinking that we’ll address shortly. It’s essential to challenge these preconceptions and explore the advantages of working with a remote WordPress developer.
To discuss the nature of WordPress development, we must understand that most developers are introverts, like myself. Despite being confident introverts who enjoy attending events and speaking on camera, we thrive in deep focus and learning. WordPress has been a game-changer since its inception in 2006, streamlining our work and making website development more efficient.
Remote WordPress developers bring a wealth of experience and expertise. I’ve personally explored alternative website-building methods to stay up to date, but none have proven as effective as WordPress. A reliable WordPress developer is highly organized and values efficiency. They prefer working in their flow, grouping similar tasks together. This approach doesn’t align with face-to-face interactions or impromptu visits, making a local developer less suitable for such demands.
Diary zoning is critical in this line of work. Remote WordPress developers need uninterrupted time to delve into problem-solving and creative design. They value their online reputation, which depends on delivering exceptional results. As a result, they prioritize client satisfaction and employ efficient communication methods like email, WhatsApp, or support tickets. These channels allow for thoughtful responses and provide a written record of discussions.
By communicating through writing, both parties have time to reflect and provide well-thought-out solutions and ideas. It also enables the WordPress developer to work on tasks even when the client is unavailable due to different time zones or schedules. Waking up to completed work is a delightful experience. Moreover, remote WordPress developers have a broader client base, which translates to extensive experience and the ability to bring diverse solutions to your project.
Working with a remote WordPress developer offers additional benefits. It encourages better organization and articulation of your ideas. Communication via email or messaging platforms fosters clarity and allows for more considered responses. Additionally, remote developers often offer value-added services such as marketing tips or personalized advice, ensuring you get the most out of your collaboration.
If you’re considering partnering with a WordPress developer, it’s wise to initiate a small project to assess compatibility. A trustworthy developer will be open to such arrangements as they understand the importance of establishing trust and effective communication. A simple agreement can also be put in place to clarify expectations and outline procedures for transitioning or concluding the collaboration.
Transparency and trust are paramount when entrusting your business website and sensitive data to a WordPress developer. Look for testimonials that highlight successful outcomes and measurable results. A reputable developer will prioritize your business growth and serve as a marketing partner, helping you attract clients and generate leads. Furthermore, inquire about their system-oriented approach, as a well-defined system ensures efficient workflow and smooth handovers.
At WPExpertUK.com, we embody these principles. We offer WordPress site management, updates, security patches, and tailored packages to fit your needs. Our testimonials proudly showcase the monetary gains our clients have achieved through our collaborative efforts. Our aim is to be your trusted partner in enhancing your online marketing strategy and delivering tangible results.
In conclusion, finding the right WordPress developer involves challenging conventional notions and embracing the advantages of working remotely. Look for effective communication, establish trust, and evaluate their ability to provide value-added services. Seek a WordPress developer who operates with transparency, offers systems-based solutions, and prioritizes your business growth. By approaching the selection process with these considerations in mind, you’ll find a WordPress developer who suits your needs and elevates your online presence.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope the insights I’ve shared will help you navigate the process of finding the ideal WordPress developer for your business. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to share them below. I value your feedback and will respond to each comment individually. Until next time, take care and best of luck in your search for a WordPress developer!
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