Updated: March 27th, 2019
When new people come to me with a project request I’m always curious how they’ve found me in the vast open space that is the internet. Some have been through Ads, lots via a social network such as LinkedIn, and many have been direct referrals. But what happens as a business owner if you don’t have any of these sources that can help you, where do you start looking? You’re in luck, this is exactly why I wrote this list on where to hire web developers.
It is my goal to give you as many avenues as possible to search for a developer that will fit with your business goals and identity, but please do your research before actually hiring a web developer from one of these sites. I will be releasing a Guide on How do I hire a Web Developer, so make sure to look for that in the coming weeks.
Since I have experience with a few of these companies personally, let’s start with them first…
#1 - Codeable
Codeable is a hub for hiring world-class developers and is the #1 online outsourcing service for WordPress. With WordPress making up 1/3 of websites on the internet today, this is probably where you’ll want to start looking. I have worked on the platform as web developer for almost 2 years now and can attest to the character of pre-vetted developers, Codeable’s excellent client service and their quality guarantee.
#2 - LinkedIn
While LinkedIn is a social networking site, it is targeted specifically to the business community which makes this a good place to look for developers. You can search by job title and even location if you’d like to look for someone local. Once you’ve checked out a developers resume you can contact them for more information or request samples of work.
#3 - Fiverr
This online marketplace for freelance services contains much more than just web development. You can hire someone to run your social media, translate text, perform data entry, and even help grow your website with SEO. I used a graphic design artist from Fiverr to create the logo for Phantom Freelance. The process was easy and straightforward and I would use them again in a pinch.
OTHER WELL KNOWN FREELANCE SITES
#4 - Toptal
This site is similar to Codeable in that it’s an exclusive network made up of designers, software developers, product/project managers, and finance experts.
#5 - Upwork
Formerly known as Elance, Upwork is a global freelancing platform where businesses and freelance professionals collaborate remotely. They offer experts in categories such as: Web and mobile development, Design, Writing, Admin support, Customer Service, Marketing and Accounting.
#6 - Freelancer
Formerly RentACoder, ScriptLance and vWorker, Freelancer is an online job marketplace that helps freelancers and employers collaborate remotely for mutual benefit. The most common categories are: Website Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing and Mobile Apps.
#7 - Clarity
If you’re not sure what next steps to take in your business or are running a startup, then Clarity is a good place to start looking. You can hire one of their professionals and get advice from a leading expert. You pay by the length of the call so you won’t be penalized if you only have a few questions or decide it’s not for you.
#8 - PeoplePerHour
Another community of international freelancers that will help your business succeed. They offer fixed-price projects so you can test out ideas cost effectively.
ADDITIONAL PLACES TO SEARCH FOR FREELANCERS
If you need a mock up for your web development project you can find a designer here.
You’ll find Africa’s top software developers at Andela. They’ll handle talent assessment, onboarding and continuous improvements.
Will match you with talent familiar with your creative, development, marketing and technical challenges.
Need help with logo/web design, WordPress, Web Apps, Book Covers or increasing page speed, AwesomeWeb has you covered.
Located in India, you can find a wide variety of freelance categories to hire experts from.
This platform is used to access skills and expertise from external and internal talent pools, and then put them to work on what you need done.
On-demand marketplace for software developers, find a developer for live programming help and freelance jobs.
A network of vetted developers and designers located in eastern Europe and Israel.
You’ve most likely used this website to search for a used car or furniture but did you know you can look for people offering development services as well? Just remember, you get what you pay for when it comes to hiring a web developer online.
Using their TalentSearch functionality you can pinpoint your ideal tech candidate.
Formerly crew.io, you can hire product designers, front-end developers and graphic artists.
A community of developers, designers and creatives are ready and waiting to help you with your project.
If you’re looking to outsource your development work to India this website has a small collection of resumes you can look over, or you can directly post your project.
A platform to hire freelancers, search from many categories such as: Graphic Design, Website Development, Mobile App Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Photography & Video, Social Media Marketing and Admin Support.
Is an invite-only network of world-class designers, developers and product managers.
Offers a community of triple-vetted freelancers. You can connect with them in 48 hours or less.
Find and hire freelancers of all types on Guru. Programmers & Developers, Designers & Artists, Writers, Translators, Sales & Marketing, Engineers, Finance Gurus, Lawyers and more.
Fill out a simple form similar to a MadLib and you’ll be sent intros from vetted engineers that match your project description.
Find freelancers to tackle any project, any time and within any budget.
Choose to either have a developer do everything for you, or to contact a freelancer directly for help to do it yourself.
As the name suggests, the prime focus of this site is on PHP language specifically. You can post your PHP job in the boards, or recruit a developer for your needs.
Is a staffing agency committed to customer support and boasts a platform with over 7,000 developers and digital pros.
While they don’t appear to offer web development off the bat, they do offer a number of supporting services like graphic design, writing, SEO, marketing, video & audio and eBooks.
Connect and collaborate with remote experts spread across the globe.
Is a development company made up of programmers, developers, engineers and coders form around the world.
Hire experts from India to handle PHP, Java, Content Writing, Graphic Design, Data Entry and more.
There you have it, all the places I could find online on where to hire web developers. If you know of any website that’s been left out, please let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to add it to the list.
Of course you can always hire me for all your web development needs. Mention this post and I’ll give you 20% off your first project with me, woo-hoo!