Outsourcing · Engineers

How to find a reliable Web designer/System Engineer to outsource your web project?

Hidetsugu Tanaka Engineering Manager for Head Media Engineering at Western Digital

October 19th, 2015

I've been searching for a reliable Web designer/System Engineer to out-source  my Web project. A Community site for SME business owners.
I've used eLance, Freelancer and some similar local (Japan) sites without much success.
I am beginning to feel there are other route to find the really good one hiding out there and thought people in this group might know. 

How did you find your Web designer/System Engineers?

Anonymous

October 19th, 2015

Hi,

As always, use your network. LinkedIn might be a good starting point. But yes good freelancers are hard to find. Good freelancers usually have a good enough network and do not use sites like eLance to get new jobs.

I am located in The Netherlands so I cannot tell you much about the Japanse market, but there are always networks out there with good freelancers. 

Good luck,


Olivier

Robert Dempsey Big Brother Navigating the Blue Ocean

October 19th, 2015

In addition to the suggestion of using your network on LinkedIn, I'd recommend connecting with people via Meetup.com. The developers that go to meetups are, generally speaking, more heavily involved in the developer communities. Connect with the meetup organizer and let them know you're looking to work with someone on a freelance basis. They can pass your message on to the group. This is a much better approach than spamming the group, which can easily turn people off.

Hidetsugu Tanaka Engineering Manager for Head Media Engineering at Western Digital

October 19th, 2015

Thank you all. Nice to know there are other route to find a good Web Designers/ System Engineers( I knew they were hiding somewhere...).  I will looking into the Meet Up code community here for recommendations as Dempsey-san has proposed and also look into some of your proposals.

Edward M. Yang

October 19th, 2015

Although our agency doesn't do web design, we have been using two that have served us well through the last year or so. Let me know if you'd like a warm intro.

Anonymous

October 19th, 2015

Hello Hidetsugu,

I have a company that specializes in connecting high quality/skilled overseas developers to quality clients that fits within your budget.  We are currently building the MVP for a startup out of Boston, I'd be happy to give you a quote. You can email the team at info@portboost.com

Best,

Danso
Founder/Developer
PortBoost


Jesse Landry

October 19th, 2015

Hi,

We might be able to help here.

No promises due to the fact I don't have enough detail but if you are open to talking, I'd be glad to, after learning about you and your work, to talk about how we've been successful in supporting our clients.

Looking forward to talking.

Jesse 

Anonymous

October 19th, 2015

Mostly Good freelancers work through personal networks, that is true besides You can find a offshore Development house and give them the  job to taken carer off. 

Raj Dhonota

October 20th, 2015

It may be worth us having a chat about what you are trying to achieve.  Raj

Aleksandra Czajka

October 20th, 2015

Hidetsugu,

There are many of us on FounderDating that are software engineers like myself. I would suggest having a look at my profile and other technologists on here and chatting with a few.

Best,
Aleks