When you’re in the process of starting an online business, personal brand website, or merely reworking an existing WordPress site, you may find it challenging to manage the site yourself.
For business owners, WordPress can prove to be too time-consuming and difficult to support on your own. That’s when it’s time to seek the support of an experienced WordPress consultant.
A hands-on consultant can help improve your site’s design, functionality, workflow, user experience, and virtually every other aspect of your site. The right WordPress consultant will have the experience, skills, and knowledge to ease the problems costing you time and money and steer your site in the right direction.
However, the process of hiring a consultant can be daunting. How do you know which expert is right for you? What if you get stuck with the wrong person?
Most Common Fears in Hiring a WordPress Consultant
We get it. Hiring someone to manage your website is a big decision. To help ease your fears, let’s look at some of the most common hesitations people have when hiring a consultant (and how to overcome them).
1) You’re worried about which WordPress consultant to hire
The first problem with hiring a WordPress consultant is figuring out which to engage. WordPress consultants are in abundance, as it’s an industry full of opportunity. However, that doesn’t mean that every consultant you find will fit your needs. First, you must decide whether you want a freelance WordPress consultant or a WordPress consultant agency. From there, you have to vet each potential consultant and make sure they offer the specific services you’re looking for. (Just consulting? Design? Support?) As long as you follow a thorough checking experience and testimonials, you should find a consultant that fits your needs.
If you want a consultant that handles all aspects of WordPress, get in touch with us at WP Tangerine. We have a full team of WordPress experts, allowing you to have confidence that you’ll get a range of knowledge, skills, and experience to make your site the best it can be.
2) The consultant may oversell their abilities
Another common fear is that a consultant you’re considering is overselling their abilities or simply doesn’t have the skill level you’re looking for. For example, some consultants may claim to be experts in web design and WordPress theme development. Others may claim to be WordPress SEO gurus or security consultants or support pros. But how do you know if these people can deliver on their promises?
Again, the key to easing this fear is doing your homework to confirm that the expert has the skills and experience you need. Look for a proven track record—customer reviews, testimonials, portfolios, and so on—that backs up their claims of expertise.
3) The consultant may not understand your design/goals
If you already have a WordPress website design and built, you may be fearful of a consultant altering your design or just flat-out missing the mark.
If you don’t have a site built yet, it can be scary to entrust them with building a website that meets all your criteria and goals. Hiring a consultant in either of these scenarios can be daunting. That’s why you need to be sure your consultant has the design experience necessary to meet your needs.
Have peace of mind knowing that WP Tangerine employs WordPress website design professionals with years of industry experience. Our staff knows how to tailor each site to specific needs, brand guidelines, and business objectives.
4) The consultant may be difficult to communicate with
Hiring a WordPress consultant should mean you’ll have someone you can rely on for various issues. You may worry that when you’re paying a consultant, they may not be as responsive as you need them to be.
How quickly will they respond? What’s their turnaround time? What if there’s an emergency, and the consultant goes M.I.A.?
These are all questions that need to be ironed out before you work with an expert. Take the time to ask. Consider the thoughtfulness and depth of their answers. Also, keep this in mind: if a consultant is slow getting back to you during this initial interview phase, then you should be wary about how responsive they’ll be when it matters most.
5) The consultant could cause issues with site
When you hire a consultant, you may fear the vulnerability associated with it. Having a WordPress consultant means you’re letting someone handle your website’s maintenance. How can you be sure they won’t break a feature or cause other unexpected issues?
To ensure this doesn’t happen, you’ll need to make sure your consultant is always available for WordPress support or emergency services. But also, this is where some assurance from previous or current clients can go a long way. Ask the consultant for testimonials or actual references to confirm the quality of WordPress service you’ll receive.
6) You’re worried about losing even more time
Another common fear in hiring a WordPress consultant is that it may require more time than you expect. Some consultants may want to work hand in hand, and others may wish to frequent input from you. Furthermore, if you get stuck with the wrong person, you’ll have to start the process over again. This means lost time, energy and money. Nobody wants to think about re-doing all the work or spend time hiring another consultant.
Rest easy knowing that WP Tangerine has your back, so you can focus your time on other things. As your WordPress consultant, we take care of all your WordPress needs, and you’ll never have to hold our hand. Simply let us know your goals and tasks, and we’ll take it from there. This will save you a substantial amount of time that you can spend on your business.
7) The consultant could be too costly
As you go through the process of hiring a consultant, the cost is surely a major factor. Some consultants may charge outrageous prices with empty promises and poorly backed testimonials. You may be afraid that hiring a consultant will cost more money than it’s worth in the long run.
The good news is: you don’t need to pay sky-high costs to get expert WordPress help, on-demand. When you choose WP Tangerine, you pay one flat, affordable monthly fee for unlimited services every month. You’re guaranteed high-quality services from expert staff – without the outrageous fees that other WordPress consultants charge.
8) Security concerns
Another common fear when hiring a consultant is the security of your site. After all, you’ll be giving them full control of the site. How do you know you can trust them?
But also, will they value the security of your website? What if they inadvertently do something that compromises your site? Can they implement the necessary security features to keep your information (and your user’s information) secure?
This is another area where our team can alleviate your concerns. At WP Tangerine, the security of your site is a top priority. With experienced WordPress developers on your side, you’ll get site backups, emergency care and continual WordPress maintenance to ensure your site is safe and secure, 24/7/365.
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