View Full Version : Why is it soo hard?

04-13-2010, 07:43 PM
Sorry if this is in the wrong section because i dont know which section i should post this in but:

Why is it soo hard to find a javascript coder? I've been searching for the past week even on places like GAF and GAC and some of the providers do not even read the description and just bid blind.

I dont see the point. When googling for javascript coders, nothing of much value comes up! Its getting me so frustrated.

I just want a javascript coder to do a couple of simple jobs for me but finding them is a nightmare for some really weird reason.

Rant over.

04-13-2010, 09:51 PM
Perhaps you are looking to narrowly, look for a web developer in general. Most decent web developers are at least proficient in JavaScript. The other possibility is that you might be offering too little money which is only attracting bottom feeders.

04-13-2010, 09:54 PM
Right i see. Money isn't really the issue, don't really mind as long as i get what i need.

As for looking for a web developer that's what i have been doing. I didn't narrow to just javascript coders, went for the whole developer market, so I'm really confused on what to do now, or where to search at the moment.

04-17-2010, 02:26 PM
Aye, if you get a good PHP guy they should know Javascript as it integrates a lot.

04-18-2010, 06:25 AM
The best devs don't want to do small projects, as they have enough larger projects worth more money and less hassle. So that is something to consider. Can you put together a larger project? It can also be a matter of how you approach a developer. I wrote a blog post about it recently, because I was tired of getting bad requests. http://www.gnomeontherun.com/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&cid=1:blog&id=21:how-to-approach-a-service-provider&Itemid=7

I find most get-coder websites cater to lower quality developers and lower budget projects. I tried to get jobs on them for a few weeks when I started full time freelancing, and nothing worked out well.

Try to get references from other people who have hired people, talk to other business people you know. I get all my work through references now, and its 30 times better for me and the same would apply to other devs. Stop searching online and start working through your network of contacts. You'll be much happier that way.

Strange how I recommend avoiding the internet in a quest to find a web developer. Its true though, of the requests I get from my website, virtually all of them fall through for one reason for another. However the clients I get through referrals work out at least 75% of the time.

09-06-2010, 07:48 PM
Thank you Gnome for that. It is good to hear it from a developer's point of view.

As a buyer I am frequently frustrated by the coders on freelancer sites and have had to learn PHP on my own to do the mission critical coding tasks for my projects. I will only get freelancers on those sites to fix bugs we cannot handle ourselves. It takes me less time to code it then to request bids and review candidates on the freelancer sites. We are going the way of exclusive full-time positions in the future as project-by-project outsourcing has not worked. More and more companies are figuring this out every single day.