A while back, I stumbled across a job posting seeking a "32 hour a week" web developer. What caught my eye was the posting had been open for over six months. It was easy to see why! The company was looking for a digital marketing assistant with strong web development skills, graphic design background, and the ability to take over the copywriting and manage social networks.
In all fairness, they were just trying to fill a need within a budget, but perhaps they should have considered out-sourcing some of those duties to a web development agency.
Outsourcing web development for a website redesign is common. But, did you know that agencies are great choices for post-launch activities? They can shoulder the burden by taking over tasks like website maintenance, social networking, graphic design, content creation and content updates. Before you spend six months finding the right person, read the 8 questions to consider before hiring in-house.